By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition

By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition

by Mark Shea


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By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition by Mark Shea

In this newly updated, expanded version of his popular work of apologetics, Shea presents a lively and entertaining look at his conversion to Catholicism from Evangelicalism and his discovery of Christian tradition. As an Evangelical, Shea accepted the principle of sola scriptura (Scripture alone) as the basis of faith. Now as a Catholic convert, he skillfully explains how and why Sacred Tradition occupies a central role in Divine Revelation.Tracing his own journey of intellectual and spiritual awakening, Shea begins by looking for a rejoinder to those modern-day false prophets who would claim that Scripture itself is not to be trusted, and ends with his conviction that tradition, as explained by the Catholic Church, is the only sure guarantee of the truth of the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586177829
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 09/23/2013
Edition description: Expanded
Pages: 231
Sales rank: 562,361
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mark Shea is an award-winning columnist for the National Catholic Register, and a frequent contributor to Our Sunday Visitor and other Catholic publications. He is a popular blogger, and frequent guest on radio and television.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dr. Scott Hahn 9

Preface Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas 11

Acknowledgments 13

Introduction 17

1 The Traditions of Men 25

2 A Commonsense Look at Jesus of Nazareth 39

3 Famous Last Words 52

4 Blind Alleys 61

5 The Dog That Didn't Bark 84

6 The Lens in My Eye 99

7 The Tradition of God 129

8 Circles and Lines 144

9 Dying and Rising 171

Afterword 197

Appendix 209

Index 219

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