Catholic Answers to Protestant Questions

Author: John Pasquini
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595277100
Release Date: 2003-05-06
Genre: Religion

Catholic Answers to Protestant Questions is a must read for those seeking to grow in their Catholic identity. Here are just a few of the questions that are covered in this book: Where did the Bible come from? Was Christ or Constantine the founder of the Catholic Church? Was Peter the first Pope? What do Catholics mean by being "born again" and why do they baptize children? Where do Catholics find the seven sacraments in the Bible? Why do Catholics believe in the Eucharist as the Body and Blood of Christ? Why do we need a priest to forgive serious sins? What are indulgences and why are they needed? Where can we find a priest being referred to as "Father" in the Bible? Do Catholics worship saints? What is the communion of saints? Is Mary the Mother of God? Did Jesus have brothers and sisters? Was Mary assumed into heaven? Is there a purgatory? Is there a rapture? Is salvation assured? Are we justified by faith alone, or by faith and works? Do Catholics practice idol worship?

Zelot

Author: Reza Aslan
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644039117
Release Date: 2013-12-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Das Christentum verehrt Jesus von Nazaret als sanften Hirten, dessen Reich nicht von dieser Welt sei. Aber entspricht dieses Bild der historischen Realität? Kann es den grausamen Kreuzestod plausibel erklären? Der amerikanische Religionswissenschaftler Reza Aslan meint: nein. Sein Buch, das in den USA für einen Skandal sorgte, versucht zu ergründen, wer Jesus war, bevor es das Christentum gab. Es ist das fesselnde, brillant erzählte Porträt eines Mannes voller Widersprüche, einer Epoche voll religiöser Inbrunst und blutiger Kämpfe und einer Weltreligion im Werden.

Rome Sweet Home

Author: Scott Hahn
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9781681494098
Release Date: 2016-10-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The well-known and very popular Catholic couple, Scott and Kimberly Hahn, have been constantly travelling and speaking all over North America for the last few years about their conversion to the Catholic Church. Now these two outstanding Catholic apologists tell in their own words about the incredible spiritual journey that led them to embrace Catholicism. Scott Hahn was a Presbyterian minister, the top student in his seminary class, a brilliant Scripture scholar, and militantly anti-Catholic ... until he reluctantly began to discover that his "enemy" had all the right answers. Kimberly, also a top-notch theology student in the seminary, is the daughter of a well-known Protestant minister, and went through a tremendous "dark night of the soul" after Scott converted to Catholicism. Their conversion story and love for the Church has captured the hearts and minds of thousands of lukewarm Catholics and brought them back into an active participation in the Church. They have also influenced countless conversions to Catholicism among their friends and others who have heard their powerful testimony. Written with simplicity, charity, grace and wit, the Hahns' deep love and knowledge of Christ and of Scripture is evident and contagious throughout their story. Their love of truth and of neighbor is equally evident, and their theological focus on the great importance of the family, both biological and spiritual, will be a source of inspiration for all readers.

Apologia Pro Vita Sua

Author: Dieter Hattrup
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1535469927
Release Date: 2016-07-24
Genre:

John Henry Newman wurde am 21. Februar 1801 in Lon-don geboren und starb am 12. August 1890 in Birmingham. Mit 15 Jahren erlebte er eine Umwandlung seiner Person, die ihn zu einem einzigartigen Homo religiosus machte. Am 25. Mai 1825 empfing er die anglikanischen Weihen. Im Bewu�tsein seiner Sendung f�r England schlo� er sich 1833 mit einigen Freunden der Oxfordbewegung an und vertrat dabei den Standpunkt der Via Media, die einen Weg zwischen Rom und Wittenberg suchte: Es erwachte in mir der Gedanke, ich h�tte eine Sendung zu erf�llen. (Apologia 1, 14) Zweifel an der anglikanischen Kirche kamen Newman durch das Studium der fr�hen Kirchengeschichte. Er konvertierte am 8. Oktober 1845. Im Jahr 1847 empfing er in Rom die Priesterweihe und schlo� sich dem Oratorium des Filippo Neri an. Durch seine Autobiographie Apologia pro Vita Sua 1864 errang er auf allen Seiten hohes Ansehen, selbst bei den Anglikanern. Papst Leo XIII. ernannte ihn 1879 zum Kardinal und anerkannte damit seine Person und sein Werk auf ungew�hnliche Weise.

Katholizismus f r Dummies

Author: Rev. John Trigilio, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527678587
Release Date: 2015-03-23
Genre: Religion

Jeder kennt sie, fast jeder hat sich eine Meinung über sie gebildet, aber kaum jemand weiß, wofür sie genau eintritt, was sie genau vermitteln will. Die Rede ist von der katholischen Kirche. »Katholizismus für Dummies« erklärt, wie und warum Katholiken Heilige verehren, was die Sakramente sind, welche Regeln für Katholiken gelten und wie die Kirche aufgebaut ist. Die Leser erfahren, wo die Unterschiede zwischen Katholiken und Protestanten liegen und was die römische Kirche so einzigartig macht. Das Buch ist dabei leicht verständlich und wird trotzdem der jahrhundertelang gereiften Theologie der römisch-katholischen Kirche gerecht.

Die Augsburgische Konfession

Author: Philipp Melanchthon
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 9783842413344
Release Date: 2012-05
Genre:

Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Where Is It in the Bible

Author: ObiMaria
Publisher: ObiMaria
ISBN: 9781481142434
Release Date: 2012-12-23
Genre:

This work is amongst the finest Summary of Catholic Apologetics ever to be put in between two covers. With over 220 questions, what distinguishes it most from its companions is its striking reliance on the Scriptures primarily to derive facts and principles, using the literal and spiritual interpretation of the Scriptures, to defend Catholic Doctrines against the combatants of Our Faith. Starting with debates on the Scriptures and the Catholic Church, it gallantly extends to touchy topics such as the Authority of the Catholic Church, Apostolic Succession, Papal Primacy, Papal Infallibility and the Power of Excommunication! Without fearing or sparing neither anyone nor anything, it magnificently proceeded to defend the Seven Bastions of the Church - the Seven Sacraments in the sense the Church has understood them for well over 2000 years in contrary to the manner the modern church wants them to be understood today! As you should have expected, not the Defense of Marian Doctrines was left out as well as some Practices and Devotions of the Catholic Church received from Apostolic Succession, such as Lent, Sign of the Cross, Abstinence from meat, Use of Holy water, Holy Images and others! To wrap up the work, some errors of Protestantism as well as Martin Luther, the father of Protestants were exposed! Word for word, the key doctrine of Protestantism, salvation by faith alone, was crushed and annihilated using nothing but facts and principles derived from the Scriptures! In one word - this is a work for all Christians of goodwill who want to stand at the Right Hand of the Judge on the Inevitable Terrible Day of Final Judgement! If you do not wish to be saved, we strongly recommend that you do not read nor hear this work! Chances are 100% that you will either experience greater sorrow unto Salvation if you are humble or greater hatred of Truth unto damnation if you are arrogant! If after reading or hearing this work, you choose to remain an enemy to GOD and to His One and Only Church He Instituted on St. Peter - The True Catholic Church, it is not me that has designated your rewards for this rebellion but CHRIST The Son of GOD - "And that servant who knew the Will of his Lord and prepared not himself, and did not according to His Will, shall be beaten with many stripes!" - St. Luke 12:47.

Die 95 Thesen

Author: Martin Luther
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849610128
Release Date: 2012
Genre:

Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Martin Luthers 95 Thesen, in denen er gegen Missbräuche beim Ablass und besonders gegen den geschäftsmäßigen Handel mit Ablassbriefen auftrat, wurden am 31. Oktober 1517 als Beifügung an einen Brief an den Erzbischof von Mainz und Magdeburg, Albrecht von Brandenburg, das erste Mal in Umlauf gebracht. Da eine Stellungnahme Albrechts von Brandenburg ausblieb, gab Luther die Thesen an einige Bekannte weiter, die sie kurze Zeit später ohne sein Wissen veröffentlichten und damit zum Gegenstand einer öffentlichen Diskussion im gesamten Reich machten. (aus wikipedia.de)

William Perkins and the Making of a Protestant England

Author: W. B. Patterson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199681525
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Religion

William Perkins and the Making of Protestant England presents a new interpretation of the theology and historical significance of William Perkins (1558-1602), a prominent Cambridge scholar and teacher during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Though often described as a Puritan, W. B. Patterson argues that Perkins was in fact a prominent and effective apologist for the established church whose contributions to English religious thought had an immense influence on an English Protestant culture that endured well into modern times. The English Reformation is shown to be a part of the European-wide Reformation, and Perkins himself a leading Reformed theologian. In A Reformed Catholike (1597), Perkins distinguished the theology upheld in the English Church from that of the Roman Catholic Church, while at the same time showing the considerable extent to which the two churches shared common concerns. His books dealt extensively with the nature of salvation and the need to follow a moral way of life. Perkins wrote pioneering works on conscience and "practical divinity". In The Arte of Prophecying (1607), he provided preachers with a guidebook to the study of the Bible and their oral presentation of its teachings. He dealt boldly and in down-to-earth terms with the need to achieve social justice in an era of severe economic distress. Perkins is shown to have been instrumental to the making of a Protestant England, and to have contributed significantly to the development of the religious culture not only of Britain but also of a broad range of countries on the Continent.