Salvation Controversy

Salvation Controversy

by James Akin
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Questions relating to salvation — especially faith versus works, but also penance, purgatory, indulgences, and free cooperation with God's grace — have been sore points in the dialogue between Catholics and Protestants. James Akin knows and respects the Protestant tradition in which he was raised and the Catholicism he has come to embrace. He is not about

…  See more details below

Overview

Questions relating to salvation — especially faith versus works, but also penance, purgatory, indulgences, and free cooperation with God's grace — have been sore points in the dialogue between Catholics and Protestants. James Akin knows and respects the Protestant tradition in which he was raised and the Catholicism he has come to embrace. He is not about to falsify either, or to pretend that crucial differences do not exist. But he is also unwilling to allow theological slogans (such as "faith alone") to distract us from significant points of agreement. His method is to follow Scripture and Tradition wherever they lead — and he is formidably equipped for the task — with honesty, clarity of mind, and an abundance of logical skill.

The Salvation Controversy is a serious work by a serious and supremely-gifted defender of the faith on a topic of central concern for everyone. If it elicits the response it deserves, then all of us, whatever our confessional commitments, will at least be clearer about what really does divide us. And what does not.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

Franciscan University Steubenville- book jacket
"Here is a matchless piece of scriptural interpretation on what most pesky of issues still dividing the world Christ came to save. If transparency about our differences is the courtesy we display in argument with others, then this book achieves stunning clarity in the example it gives. A masterful demonstration of scriptural erudition."
jacket cover- book review
"This is a serious work by a serious and supremely gifted defender of the faith on a topic of central concern for everyone. If it elicits the response it deserves then all of us, whatever our confessional commitments, will at least be clearer about what really does divide us. And what does not."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888992182
Publisher:
Catholic Answers
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

Jimmy Akin was born in Texas and grew up nominally Protestant. At age 20 he experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, Jimmy started an intensive study of the Bible, but the more he immersed himself in Scripture, the more he found it to support the Catholic faith. Eventually, he was compelled in conscience to enter the Catholic Church, which he did in 1992. His conversion story, “A Triumph and a Tragedy,” is published in the book Surprised By Truth. Jimmy is a weekly guest on the global radio program, “Catholic Answers Live,” and the author of numerous publications, including the books Mass Confusion: The Do’s and Don’ts of Catholic Worship and The Salvation Controversy. His personal blog is www.jimmyakin.org.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >