Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism's 21st-Century Opponents

Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism's 21st-Century Opponents

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by Al Kresta
     
 

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A storm has been brewing in society and its treatment, views, and activities toward the Catholic Faith.

Some are subtle, others are more brazen -- New Age thought, questionable spirituality, "creedless" Christianity, relativism, scientific skepticism, the triumph of technology, and even the self-styled spirituality of Oprah Winfrey.

All these masquerade

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A storm has been brewing in society and its treatment, views, and activities toward the Catholic Faith.

Some are subtle, others are more brazen -- New Age thought, questionable spirituality, "creedless" Christianity, relativism, scientific skepticism, the triumph of technology, and even the self-styled spirituality of Oprah Winfrey.

All these masquerade as "truth," making it tough for the average Catholic to know how to resist, let alone respond.

No one is more qualified to pull back the curtain on the challenges the Catholic Church faces today than Al Kresta, popular Catholic author, speaker, and radio show host. A revert to Catholicism, Kresta is well known for his rigorous examination of topics in art, religion, academia, and business.

Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism's 21st Century Opponents is the perfect springboard for discussing the new world in which the Catholic Church exists today. Learn how to better carry out the missionary mandate of the Church. The question isn't whether you will be a witness to Christ, but whether you will be an effective witness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612783253
Publisher:
Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
938,806
File size:
673 KB

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Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism's 21st Century Opponents 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Jeff_Cann More than 1 year ago
Al Kresta's book unsettled me with fact after fact that described what he identifies as 15 opponents to the Catholic faith. With over 900 references and citations, he challenges and, in my opinion, argues effectively against each of the 15 opponents. He groups the 15 into 4 categories – Spirituality and Revelation, Science and Reason, Christian Origins, Power and Wealth. At the heart of each opponent, the author defines and then dissects each one to counter the common arguments used to advance the topic. For example, in Opponent #14 (Power and Wealth) – he tackles consumerism. Kresta begins with the story of supermodel Petra Nemcova’s reassessment of her responsibilities after the tragic death of her boyfriend / photographer in a 2004 Tsumani. He defines consumerism and its pathologies, such as “consumerism reduces persons to products” and continues with its world-wide impact. Finally he gives two specific principles to combat the “bondage” of consumerism. I think this is an excellent reference book for active Christians and especially Catholics who want to understand the attacks on our faith, how to fend off and dispel attacks with facts. Even those readers who define themselves with “traditional values” will find much wisdom in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An outstandingly written work containing meticulous facts and cohesive rhetoric.