Like the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Handbook of Christian Apologetics can be described as a "reference text. And both can be read from cover to cover; in fact, I would encourage that. However, there are obvious differences. The Catechism is a straightforward exposition of the teachings of the faith and it answers the question, What are the beliefs of a Catholic?
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The next sections deal with Cosmology. My kteeft to the reader: The Summa style perfect. The Problem of Evil. Jan 22, Jr rated it it was ok. Trivia About Handbook of Chris Kreeft is my favorite Catholic apologist, along with Jimmy Akin, and everything in this book can be agreed to by both denominations. His conclusions have a degree of fairness. The authors pre Very clearly written. Kreeft covers the vast majority of the territory that there is to cover.
I keep this book with me at all times and use available moments to study how to properly kreft and explain my faith in God and Christ Jesus. The Case for Natural Law J. The cases for and against are presented in systematic fashion. He presents the pure doctrines with rational clarity so that the faith feels reasonable to the reader who is starting with doubt.
Sin can be destroyed only by sanctity, prayer, faith, hope, charity, the blood of Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit. A book probably meant to be used as a reference, but I will admit I read the hahdbook thing straight through and consider keeeft in my top five favorite books of all time. I do believe that people should be able to offer some logical reasons for some of their beliefs, and this book helps people to do that.
Jun 29, Jessica Gorzo rated it did not like it. Kreeft outlines in the first chapter the nature of apologetics, then hqndbook the next chapters the existence or nature of God. Aug 03, Bridget rated it really liked it.
Want to Read saving…. It is a Summa-style book a summary of the arguments packed in between these pages. Tacelli — Google Books The head is important precisely because it is a gate to the heart. The authors present their evidence in a logical, intelligent, readable way, and while sometimes a full chapter krefet too much to digest in a single sitting, I never felt like I had to stop and sit with my head spinning after just one paragraph in the way I sometimes do with highly academic works of religious scholarship.
A very good introduction to apologetics. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Mar 01, Christin Smith rated it it was amazing. He promises to be found. TOP 10 Related.
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Shelves: christian , , own My advice to the reader: As with any apologetics piece, this handbook contains theory and philosophy galore. Be prepared to spend some time with it. However, those looking for faults within the arguments will find as many as they want. Catholics and Protestants alike will find the majority of this apologetics handbook useful; only the last chapter deals with the differences between Catholicism and Protestantism. I recommend this for any curious person looking to understand more about the logic of Christianity. It is an excellent compilation of the main topics of Christian apologetics. I find it an excellent read, and amongst the sections that stood out for me was this from the chapter on "The Bible: Myth or History?
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Handbook of Christian Apologetics