Answers to Questions Catholics Are Asking

Answers to Questions Catholics Are Asking
Author : Tony Coffey
Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2006-08-01
ISBN 10 : 9780736954112
ISBN 13 : 0736954112
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Answers to Questions Catholics Are Asking Book Description:

More and more Catholics are asking tough questions about their faith and the leadership of the Catholic church. With sensitivity, insight, and well-researched, biblical responses, former-Catholic Tony Coffey answers the more pressing questions, including: Who speaks for God? Which is the one true church? Is the papacy taught in scripture? Did the first Christians believe in the mass? Should we go to confession? This clear and simple presentation of the differences between Roman Catholic tradition and the teachings of Scripture helps Catholics examine the Bible's view of everything from Mary to purgatory and divorce. Christians who want a foundation when talking to Catholics will find Tony Coffey's information invaluable.

Handbook of Catholic Apologetics

Handbook of Catholic Apologetics
Author : Peter Kreeft
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Total Pages : 600
Release : 2016-03-17
ISBN 10 : 9781681497020
ISBN 13 : 1681497026
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Catholic Apologetics Book Description:

Unbelievers, doubters and skeptics continue to attack the truths of Christianity. Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is the only book that categorizes and summarizes all the major arguments in support of the main Christian beliefs, including key distinctively Catholic doctrines. Also included is a Protestant-friendly treatment of Catholic-Protestant issues. The Catholic answers to Protestant questions show how Catholicism is the fullness of the Christian faith. An expanded, Catholic edition of the popular book Handbook of Christian Apologetics, Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is full of the wisdom and wit, clarity and insight of philosophers Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli. This is an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Whether you are asking the questions yourself or want to respond to others who are, here is the resource you have been waiting for. Topics include: Faith and reasonThe existence of GodGod's natureCreation and evolutionProvidence and free willMiraclesProblem of evilBible's historical reliabilityDivinity of ChristChrist's resurrectionLife after deathHeaven, hell, purgatorySalvationChristianity and other religionsObjective truthSacramentalismThe Eucharist and the Real Presence of JesusMary's role in the Christian orderThe authority of the ChurchCommunion of saintsFaith and worksCatholicism as Complete Christianity

Asking Questions

Asking Questions
Author : Robert Fiengo
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 179
Release : 2007-05-03
ISBN 10 : 9780199208418
ISBN 13 : 0199208417
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asking Questions Book Description:

Asking Questions examines a central phenomenon of language - the use of sentences to ask questions. Although there is a sizable literature on the syntax and semantics of interrogatives, the logic of "questions", and the speech act of questioning, no one has tried to put the syntax and semantics together with the speech acts over the full range of phenomena we pretheoretically think of as asking questions. Robert Fiengo not only does this, but also takes up some more foundational issues in the theory of language. By positioning the findings of contemporary grammatical theorizing within the larger domain of language use, Fiengo challenges the use theorist to acknowledge the importance of grammatical form and the grammarian to acknowledge the importance of use. In addition to developing an Austinian distinction between four questioning speech-acts, and a proposal concerning the philosophy of language, Asking Questions contains a useful discussion of the type-token distinction and how use of language compares with use of other things. Fiengo also considers the nature of multiple questions, revealing what one must know to ask them, and what speech acts one may perform when asking them. Asking Questions advances our understanding of a wide range of issues in a number of important respects. Scholars and students of linguistics and philosophy will find plenty to interest them in this pioneering work.

Catholic Theology

Catholic Theology
Author : Frederick C. Bauerschmidt
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 424
Release : 2016-03-28
ISBN 10 : 9781118527993
ISBN 13 : 1118527992
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catholic Theology Book Description:

Introduction to Catholic Theology is an accessible but in-depth examination of the ways in which Catholic theology is rooted in and informs Catholic practice. Weaves together discussion of the Bible, historical texts, reflections by important theologians, and contemporary debates for a nuanced look at belief and practice within the Catholic faith Provides an overview of all major theological areas, including scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, and moral theology Appropriate for students at all levels, assuming no prior knowledge yet providing enough insight and substance to interest those more familiar with the topic Written in a dynamic, engaging style by two professors with more than 50 years of classroom experience between them

Priest Answers 27 Questions You Never Thought to Ask

Priest Answers 27 Questions You Never Thought to Ask
Author : Fr. Michael Kerper
Publisher : Sophia Institute Press
Total Pages :
Release : 2017
ISBN 10 : 9781622824168
ISBN 13 : 1622824164
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Priest Answers 27 Questions You Never Thought to Ask Book Description:

Do ghosts really exist? Do I have to give money to every beggar who comes along? Is it okay to be cremated? How many times have you asked questions such as these but never took the time to seek the answer? And not just any answer — a Catholic answer! With wit and enthusiasm, Fr. Michael Kerper — a popular Catholic priest in New England — tackles over two dozen such questions in this fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable book. Read this book, and you’ll soon know the answers to questions such as: Holding hands and kissing: why does everyone do something different at Mass?What is — and isn’t — a heresy?Why doesn’t Pope Francis like pets?What ever happened to Limbo?Why can’t women become priests?Can Catholics believe in reincarnation?Is it okay to be cremated?Why are the psalms so violent?Was Christ really born on Christmas Day?Do ghosts really exist?Why do priests get moved? Fr. Kerper tackles each question head-on, relying on Scripture, tradition, the Catechism, and the writing of the saints. Read this book, and you’ll soon be armed with little-known knowledge that will fascinate and impress all those who have never taken the time to seek the Catholic answer.

Will Catholics Be Left Behind

Will Catholics Be Left Behind
Author : Carl Olson
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Total Pages : 394
Release : 2016-12-04
ISBN 10 : 9781681496306
ISBN 13 : 1681496305
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Will Catholics Be Left Behind Book Description:

This powerful and timely book, written by a former Fundamentalist, is a thorough critique of the popular Fundamentalist notion of the “Rapture”—the belief that Christians will be removed from earth prior to a time of Tribulation and the Second Coming. It examines the theological, historical, and Biblical basis for “premillennial dispensationalism”, the belief system based around the Rapture, and popularized in the best-selling Left Behind books and taught by “Bible prophecy” writers Tim LaHaye, Hal Lindsey, Jack Van Impe, and many others. Written for both the lay person and the serious student, this book combines an engaging, popular approach with detailed footnotes and exhaustive research. Beginning with the big picture, it focuses first on key concepts such as eschatology, the Parousia, and the relationship between the Kingdom and the Church. It then examines the Book of Revelation, providing insights into the nature and purpose of that difficult, final book of the Bible. Another chapter looks at the concept of the “millennium” and how it has been understood by various Christians over the centuries. Olson then shows how Left Behind creator LaHaye’s many works on “Bible prophecy” are filled with attacks on Catholicism, and often rely on sensationalism, shaky scholarship, and subjective interpretations of Scripture Olson, a former dispensationalist who now edits Envoy magazine, also presents a history of apocalyptic belief and theology, beginning with the Early Church Fathers and including the Montanists, St. Augustine, Joachim of Fiore, the Protestant Reformers, and the American Puritans. He shows how John Nelson Darby, an ex-Anglican priest, developed the premillennial dispensationalist system, which hinges on the Rapture, in the 1830s and how Darby relied upon faulty assumptions about Jesus Christ, the Church, and the Bible. The second part of the book, “A Catholic Critique of Dispensationalism,” focuses on three important topics: the relationship between Israel, the Church, and the Kingdom; the interpretation of Scripture; and the nature of the Rapture event. Filled with a wealth of information drawn from both Protestant and Catholic sources, this section provides a complete rebuttal to the premillennial dispensationalist system and the “left behind” theology. The book concludes with a reflection on the Catholic understanding of the end times, salvation history, and the final judgement. Glossaries of key persons and terms are also included. A strong, but fair, critique of a dangerous and popular belief, Will Catholics Be “Left Behind”? provides Catholics and Protestants, lay people and clergy, and students and scholars with important answers and information about the roots and meaning of the “Rapture”.

Can a Catholic Support Him

Can a Catholic Support Him
Author : Douglas W. Kmiec
Publisher :
Total Pages : 174
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106019872354
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can a Catholic Support Him Book Description:

Douglas Kmiec s Can a Catholic Support Him? may very well become the most important comprehensive document written to date on American Catholics, abortion, and candidates for public office. Martin Sheen On April 18, 2008, Douglas W. Kmiec was denied Communion at a Catholic Mass in Westlake, California. Ironically, Kmiec had been invited by a Catholic business group to give a dinner address on the Bishop s teaching of Faithful Citizenship. Kmiec had served as head of the Office of Legal Counsel for both Ronald Regan and George H. W. Bush. But now, he found himself rejected by his faith simply for endorsing the presidential campaign of Senator Barack Obama. In Can a Catholic Support Him?, Kmiec offers us a thoughtful explanation of his rationale. He addresses the difficult questions at the core of his decision: Can a Catholic support a Pro-Choice candidate? Can there be a reverence for life that embraces a larger set of values? How does a Catholic citizen balance his obligations to the Church and to community? In asking these questions, he challenges those whose partisan interests are provoking a false rift between the Catholic Church and the Democratic party. This inquiry could hardly be more timely. Catholics have been on the side of the top vote-getter in the last nine presidential elections, and make up roughly one fourth of the electorate. This provocative book at once a legal and religious treatise and a sincere and personal journey of faith will be an irreplaceable contribution to the conversation, in 2008 and beyond.

Contemporary Catholic Health Care Ethics

Contemporary Catholic Health Care Ethics
Author : David F. Kelly
Publisher : Georgetown University Press
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2004-10-28
ISBN 10 : 1589013026
ISBN 13 : 9781589013025
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Catholic Health Care Ethics Book Description:

As David Kelly writes, "Catholic moral theology has not been completely constant over the centuries; it has learned and developed." In Contemporary Catholic Health Care Ethics he demonstrates how Catholic health care ethics can—and should—evolve similarly in response to the lightning speed of modern medical advances. Kelly draws on and analyzes the Catholic tradition of medical ethics—but he does not shy away from criticizing it as well, giving health care professionals, hospital ethics committees, and students a fresh treatment of Catholic health care ethics emphasizing theology, methodology, and application. First discussing the Catholic understanding of the human person, Kelly proposes a Catholic Christian approach to the meaning of human life as it applies specifically to health care. He includes a brief history of the relationship between religion and medicine, and makes strong claims about how theology ought and ought not to be applied in health care ethics. Drawing from the terminology and approaches used by secular bioethics, he suggests how a Catholic perspective on health care can utilize certain secular moral-philosophical positions, even as they apply to the issues of birth control, and end-of life concerns. As practitioners, patients, and families face the difficult decision to continue or stop treatment for dying patients, Kelly compassionately, but practically, explores their concerns in light of American law and ethics. Finally, he provides measured insight on pain management, hospital ethics committees, stem cell research, genetic engineering, and allocation of health care resources. Contemporary Catholic Health Care Ethics is informed, challenging, articulate, and bold—bringing to the extremely important field of Catholic health care ethics a much-needed and welcome voice, unafraid to speak to the most difficult issues of the 21st century.