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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Reformation Press (December 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967084083
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967084084
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Author Eric Svendsen provides sound Evangelical answers to the arguments of the most vocal Catholic apologists at the time this book was published including Karl Keating, Patrick Madrid, Scott Hahn, Gerry Matatics, Bob Sungenis, and Mark Shea. Svendsen draws upon Scripture, the church "fathers," and the history of Christianity in his arguments against Catholicism.

Chapter headings are as follows:

1. Infallibility of the Catholic Church
2. The Nature of the Church
3. Apostolic Succession
4. The Canon
5. The Sufficiency of Scripture
6. Old Testament Israel - A Story of the Catholic Church
7. The Myth of Catholic Unity
8. Beliefs About Mary
9. The Catholic Priesthood
10. The Eucharist and the Mass

Incomprehensibly, Svendsen doesn't touch upon the MOST important issue dividing Evangelicals and Catholics; justification. Evangelicals believe in salvation by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ ALONE. Catholics believe in salvation through sacramental grace and works. For the author to have omitted a chapter on justification in a book such as this is an oversight of absolutely incredible proportions.

In light of the serious drawback mentioned above I wouldn't generally recommend this book although Svendsen does a fine job with the differences he does choose to address, even if he does tend toward an academic style. For a THOROUGH critique of Catholicism, including the issue of justification, with a less pedantic approach I would suggest James McCarthy's "The Gospel According to Rome."

A slew of excellent books examining Roman Catholicism were published in the 1990s and early 2000s by such Evangelical authors as James White, William Webster, Svendsen, and James McCarthy. Sadly, we're seeing a smaller number of similar publications in recent years.
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I would echo the review of Tom of Sept 2015, and I would add Mary Ann Collins' books about Catholicism. She is an ex nun and her books are excellent. In some ways better than Eric's attempt. I hope Eric would do a revised and updated version someday after reviewing the other books Tom mentions. Eric mentions nothing about the sex abuse scandal of the priests in his chapter on the priesthood. That chapter is correct so far, just a bit incomplete, as the whole planet now sees the stupidity of their forced celibacy and denial of sexual needs. Lastly, there are many Catholic sede vacante believers, who have really exposed the Catholic Church since Vatican 2. If Eric could add some of their writings he would have a really good revised book. He should also have an index service add an index to his revised version.
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Eric Svendsen is professor of Biblical Studies at Columbia Evangelical Seminary, and is co-founder and co-director of New Testament Restoration Ministries; he has also written Upon This Slippery Rock: Countering Roman Catholic Claims to Authority and Who Is My Mother?: The Role and Status of the Mother of Jesus.

He wrote in the Introduction to this 1999 book, "There is a growing number of conservative Catholics who have taken it upon themselves to defend the Catholic tradition.... Many of them are very clever debaters and can articulate their position in an extremely compelling way... in some of these debates the Evangelical side is represented by uninformed fundamentalists who are not focused well enough on the real issues---or, worse yet, not versed well enough in the Catholic apologists' own arguments! The end result is that the Catholic apologists' real objections are left unanswered. This book attempts to answer those objections... My goal in writing this book is to deal with the Catholic apologists' arguments in a fair but critical way... It is my hope... that this book... will serve as a wake-up call to a more thorough study of the so-far underdeveloped doctrine of sola scriptura among Evangelical churches, as well as a deeper understanding of that doctrine within every Christian individually." (Pg. 6-7)

He states, "It is rather the combined testimony of the internal and external evidence that leads us to believe that Matthew, Mark, Luke and John wrote the gospels.
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The book is an excelent rebutal book for many[but not all] claims made by Roman Catholic Apologists. It also does provide some answers for common minconceptions, and confusion about protestanr beliefs.
It is sad to see that people are writing reviews when THEY HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK. This is especially true for those who's goals are simply to give the book a bad rep. This tends to happen very often for the reviews of PROTESTANT BOOKS.
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I am a early church history PhD student at a prominent Baptist Seminary and I bought this book at our bookstore in the hopes that it would give me some good arguments against the Catholic Church. I am not impressed. The author fails to have a grasp on the arguments/theology of the Catholic Church. I have had a very deep crisis of conscience in that the more I study the early church (pre-4th Century),and them more I look at Catholic doctrine and theology, the more it seems the Catholic Church is a better reflection of the earthly church Jesus envisioned than any denomination or church I have been a part of. I am considering converting but I want to be sure. If anyone has any good books regarding a Protestant point of view of the early church fathers (and uses that to refute Catholicism), please, please comment below!! I would not recommend this book to anyone who wants a serious refutation of Catholicism.... I have found that many of Mr. Svendsen's arguments can be picked apart pretty easily by Catholic theology.
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