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Catholicism and Fundamentalism - The Attack on "Romanism" by "Bible Christians"

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Catholicism and Fundamentalism by Karl Keating


Karl Keating defends Cathlicism from fundamentalist attacks and explains why fundamentalism has been so successful in converting "Romanists."  After showing the origins of fundamentalism, he examines representative anti-Catholic groups and presents their arguments in their own words.  His rebuttals are clear, detailed, and charitable.  Special emphasis is given to the scriptural basis for Catholic doctrines and beliefs.

About the author:

Karl Keating is the founder and president of Catholic Answers. He had been working as an attorney for several years when, on leaving Mass one Sunday, he found anti-Catholic tracts on the windshields of the cars in the church parking lot. He wrote his own tract in reply and distributed copies of it at the Fundamentalist church responsible for the anti-Catholic tract. That was the start of what has become the country’s largest lay-run apologetics and evangelization organization.

Catholic Answers was incorporated in 1982, and in 1988 Karl left the practice of law and went into apostolic work full time. That year marked the publication of his Catholicism and Fundamentalism, the first book to deal extensively with challenges posed by “Bible Christians.” Other books followed: What Catholics Really Believe, Nothing But the Truth, The Usual Suspects, and Controversies. He is at work on several more titles.

For nine years Karl served as the editor of This Rock. He has been a columnist for the National Catholic Register and the Canadian Catholic Review and has written for many other publications. Each Tuesday he answers questions on “Catholic Answers Live.” His avocations include backpacking (his favorite locales are the High Sierra and the Grand Canyon) and flying.


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This item received 4 stars overall. Fundamentalist attacks deftly turned aside by - wait for it - facts!


Fundamentalists often believe that Catholicism is a cult. They frequently refer to the Church as “the whore of Babylon,” while the Pope is labeled “the Antichrist.” Still others believe that Catholics aren’t even entitled to identify themselves as “Christians.” These are but a few of the beliefs of many radical fundamentalists today. Even more disturbing is that there are many Catholics who are enticed by the theology of “professional anti-Catholic” fundamentalists simply because they don’t understand or have never been taught their own faith. In Catholicism and Fundamentalism, Karl Keating examines the Protestant doctrine of sola scriptura and scrutinizes fundamentalist views and attacks on Catholic doctrine. His purpose is not to drive a wedge between Catholic Christians and fundamentalist Christians, but to support Catholic theology by examining early Christian Full Review...


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