A Biblical Defense of Catholicism - by Dave Armstrong

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Scriptures (RSV) fully cited (with bolded verse numbers) and indented
17-page Bibliography of Recommended Apologetics Books
Foreword by the late Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., renowned catechist and theologian
Many lengthy citations from great Catholic writers such as Cardinal Newman, Karl Adam, St. Francis de Sales, Cardinal Gibbons, Ludwig Ott, Fulton Sheen, and G.K. Chesterton
Conveniently cross-referenced to many specifically related passages from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Index of Proper Names [PDF version only; not in the paperback]
Scripture Index (TONS of references!) [PDF version only; not in the paperback]
My original, non-edited 1996 manuscript (slightly different from the current paperback edition)

Table of Contents         

        Foreword: Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J

        1. Bible and Tradition: Maintain the Traditions . . .
        2. Justification: Faith Apart From Works is Barren
        3. Development of Doctrine: He Will Teach You . . .
        4. The Eucharist: This is My Body
        5. The Sacrifice of the Mass: A Lamb . . . Slain
        6. The Communion of Saints: All Who Are In Christ
        7. Purgatory: . . . Saved, But Only As Through Fire [most of chapter posted online]
        8. Penance: . . . Share Christ's Sufferings (online excerpt: indulgences)
        9. The Blessed Virgin Mary: Hail, Full of Grace (online excerpt: perpetual virginity of Mary)
        10. The Papacy and Infallibility: Keys of the Kingdom

        Appendix 1:The "Perspicuity" (Clearness) of Scripture
        Appendix 2: The Visible, Hierarchical, Apostolic Church
        Appendix 3: The Historical Case for the "Apocrypha"
        Appendix 4: The Biblical Basis for Clerical Celibacy
        Appendix 5: A Dialogue on Infant Baptism
        Appendix 6: A Dialogue on Liturgy and "Vain Worship"

        Recommended Catholic Apologetic and Historical Works
        Index of Scriptures
        Index of Proper Names

Review Provided By TiberRiver.com - THE Catholic Book Review Site

This item received 5 stars overall. A strong defense of the Catholic Church and her Doctrines

I just recently got a Nook Color e-reader as a gift to myself. One of the books I've read so far is A Biblical Defense of Catholicism, by the excellent apologist Dave Armstrong. Dave already has quite an in-depth website with many blog-style posts defending Catholicism, with the intent of providing Biblical evidence for the veracity of Catholic doctrine; one can safely assume that this is for those Protestant brethren who refuse to believe any doctrine that they are not aware is found in the scriptures. This e-book conveniently brings together many of the Biblical proofs for Catholic doctrines, including Mary and her role as Mediatrix and Co-redemptrix, the Real Presence of the Eucharist, Tradition, the Priesthood and role of the Papacy, Purgatory, the Communi Full Review...

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