his is the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and thorough defense of the Catholic Church against Protestant objections in print. This book is especially relevant as the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation draws near and discussion of the arguments made against the Church during that time in history receive renewed interest.
The Case for Catholicismanswers arguments put forward by early Reformers like Luther and Calvin as well as contemporary defenders of Protestantism like Norm Geisler and R.C. Sproul. It provides a meticulous defense of the biblical and historical nature of Catholic doctrines from Scripture and church history. Finally, in both answering Protestant objections to Catholicism and in providing evidence for the Faith,The Case for Catholicismcites modern Protestant scholars who question Reformation assumptions and show how evidence from Scripture and church history support aspects of Catholic theology.
This book is divided into four sections, with each answering a key question Christians have asked about the nature of their faith. Those key questions are:
- What is my authority?
- What is the Church?
- How am I saved?
- Who belongs to the body of Christ?
The Case for Catholicismwill become a reliable, resource for any Catholic who desires a well-researched, readable, and persuasive answer to Protestant arguments made against the Catholic faith.
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About the Author
Trent Horn, a convert to Catholicism, has a BA in history from Arizona State University, and an MA in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is a regular guest on the radio program Catholic Answers Live, and a lecturer nationwide on the Catholic faith. He is the author and the author of Answering Atheism, Persuasive Pro-life, and Hard Sayings.
Table of Contents
Part I By Whose Authority? 11
1 Sola Scriptura 13
2 Sacred Tradition 33
3 The Old Testament Canon 54
4 The New Testament Canon 75
Part II What Is the Church? 97
5 The Papacy, Part I 99
6 The Papacy, Part II 119
7 The Priesthood 140
8 The Eucharist and the Mass 159
Part III How Am I Saved? 179
9 Baptism 181
10 Justification, Part I 201
11 Justification, Part II 219
12 Eternal Security 238
Part IV What Is the Body of Christ? 259
13 Purgatory 261
14 The Intercession and Veneration of the Saints 281
15 The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God 300
16 The Immaculate Conception and Bodily Assumption 319