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Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith by [Hahn, Scott]
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Many times in its 2,000-year history, the Catholic Church was under tremendous scrutiny and even persecution, thus necessitating the faithful to provide a cogent and passionate explanation of doctrine to skeptics. These explanations developed into a formal branch of theology known as "apologetics." Hahn, an increasingly popular theologian, speaker and writer, has grabbed the doctrinal baton with books like The Lamb's Supper and Hail, Holy Queen. Here he presents a contemporary apologetics for those who feel a need to defend their faith in the postmodern world. Hahn certainly knows the Catechism, and his writing is concise and certain. He unabashedly declares the Catholic faith to be "the only Christian body that professes one faith, undivided, unchanged, throughout the world and throughout the ages." While some may be persuaded by this rhetoric, such phrases will come across to others as overly triumphalistic, especially since the history of the church includes many doctrinal disputes and painful clashes over belief that Hahn glosses over. Readers wrestling with doubts about their faith may not find much solace in Hahn's work, but Catholics who feel the need to articulate their viewpoint to fellow believers and nonbelievers could benefit from Hahn's clear explanation of doctrine. (May)
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Advance Praise for Reasons to Believe:

“A flagship volume for contemporary apologetics.  This book should be required reading for every Catholic college student and especially for every priest, seminarian, and deacon.  This is apologetics made fascinating.”  —Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR 
“An outstanding book.” —Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. (Denver Archdiocese)
“The definitive book on the subject of apologetics.” —Marcus Grodi, TV host, The Journey Home
“A cohesive vision of God’s kingdom that enables people more fully to understand, live, and defend the truth of the Catholic Church…. This is a book many have been waiting for.” —Jeff Cavins, author of My Life on the Rock
“Relying on Scripture, history, and logic, Hahn offers clear and compelling reasons to embrace the Catholic Faith and to defend that Faith, charitably and joyfully.  He shows us yet again not just what to say, but how to say it.” —Patrick Madrid, author of Search and Rescue and Does the Bible Really Say That?
“Hahn does more than respond to our doubts. He shows us a God who has a plan for history and for each of our lives.” —David Scott, author of The Catholic Passion
“Hahn’s gently expressed enthusiasm for theology is infectious…. This work will help those who are inquiring about the Catholic Church to ‘take the leap,’ and those already within the fold to appreciate all the more the biblical basis for, and unique fullness of, the Catholic faith.”
—Dave Armstrong, author of A Biblical Defense of Catholicism
“A great aid to anyone interested in the biblical, patristic, and historical  reasons to believe i...

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  • File Size: 561 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Image (May 8, 2007)
  • Publication Date: May 8, 2007
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000QCQ916
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