Friday, August 30, 2013

Can Catholic culture be restored?


Rarely does a book come along that so succinctly
explains the decline of modern culture, articulates a
defense of the Church's teachings, and offers a hope-filled
path for building a civilization grounded in Catholic truth.

In these pages, Dr. Ryan Topping does all three, pulling
back the curtain on the false philosophies of the secularists
and showing that in the West today the most formidable threat
to freedom is not failing economies or Islam, but secularism.

Our best defense, he claims, is a vibrant
Catholic culture, and our best hope for creating it lies
in the principles found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Rebuilding Catholic Culture takes you on a masterful journey
through the relevant portions of the Catechism, distilling sophisticated
theological concepts into words that are simple, clear, and direct while
unpacking its core teachings on faith and morals that nurture true civilizations.

In these remarkable pages, you'll also discover sensible ways to
begin restoring Catholic culture—right now—in your own life and
family, and in our larger communities as well: in the theater, in the
classroom, in our hospitals, and even in the public square.

This profoundly accessible work will renew your
confidence in the world-transforming character of our Creed
and in the potency of our Faith to redefine the culture of the West.

"This book deserves to take its place
among the Catholic Classics."
Fr. Aidan Nichols, OP
Prior of Blackfriars, Cambridge

"This extraordinary book should be read by every Catholic
parent, pastor, educator, politician—in fact, everyone."
Michael O'Brien
author of A Father's Tale

"Ryan Topping wields the Catechism as a weapon of wisdom
with which he demolishes the nonsense of the worldly philosophies
and the sophistries they espouse."
Joseph Pearce
author of The Quest for Shakespeare

Rebuilding Catholic Culture
by Dr. Ryan Topping
304 Pages - $19.95
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If you’re looking for solid Catholic answers to common Protestant challenges, but don’t have lots of time, then reach for The One-Minute Apologist.
Here renowned Catholic apologist Dave Armstrong has assembled over sixty of the claims and arguments that Protestants of all stripes most frequently level against the Church. Drawing on a lifetime of study — in Scripture, history, and the works of Catholic and Protestant theologians — he delivers the essential Catholic replies to each claim, packaged for you in a compact and uniquely usable format.
And since he’s a convert from Evangelicalism, Armstrong presents these anti-Catholic claims with an insider’s accuracy — using the special terms, references, and follow-up arguments that you’re mostly likely to hear in real-world encounters — and responds to them in a way Protestants can understand and appreciate.
The One-Minute Apologist is concise, but never superficial. It cites or quotes more than a thousand Scripture verses, along with the words of scores of saints and scholars — including many respected Protestant sources. Packing centuries of learning and wisdom into just a few tightly structured pages, The One-Minute Apologist decisively refutes common Protestant claims such as:
  • “The Bible is the only infallible source of theological truth.”
  • “Peter is not the ‘rock’ to which Jesus referred.”
  • “Celibacy for priests is unnatural and unbiblical.”
  • “The Catholic Mass is an abomination.”
  • “True Christians cannot fall away from salvation.”
  • “Mary had other children besides Jesus.”
  • “Indulgences allow Catholics to ‘indulge’ in sin.”
  • “Venerating the saints is a form of idolatry.”
  • “The Catholic ban on contraception has no scriptural basis.”
  • And over 50 other pervasive Protestant objections to Catholic doctrine and practice!
More accessible than thick theological tomes, more substantial than tracts, and better organized than other “quick answer” books, The One-Minute Apologist is the one source you’ll find yourself turning to whenever you have the need to defend the Catholic Faith quickly, credibly, and well.

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