If I"m a Christian, why be a Catholic?

the biblical roots of Catholic faith by James E. Hanson

Publisher: Paulist Press in New York, N.Y

Written in English
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and indexes.

Statementby James E. Hanson.
LC ClassificationsBX1752 .H26 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 232 p. ;
Number of Pages232
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2872024M
ISBN 100809126338
LC Control Number84060727

  While all 66 books found in Protestant Bibles are also found in the Catholic Bible, the Catholic Bible also contains other books, and additions to books. The Catholic Bible contains a total of 73 books, 46 in the Old Testament (Protestant Bibles have 39) and 27 in the New Testament (the same as Protestant Bibles). First a disclaimer: I've never heard unpalatables from the pulpit, though I'm sure it happens. Mostly the heresies rear their heads behind closed Sunday school doors, in small groups, at Tuesday morning Bible studies. They're said with a wink and a nod, like we should all be on the same page. Catholic and Orthodox Bibles The Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches did not follow the Protestant revisions, and they continue to base their Old Testament on the Septuagint. The result is that these versions of the Bible have more Old Testament books than most Protestant versions. In The Bible Is a Catholic Book, Jimmy shows how the Bible cannot exist apart from the Church. In its origins and its formulation, in the truths it contains, in its careful preservation over the centuries and in the prayerful study and elucidation of its mysteries, Scripture is inseparable from Catholicism.

  I’m starting a discussion with some people online who state that Catholics are not Christian and that they can’t see how Catholics stay catholic. Here’s my response. “Let me try to shed some light on why good Catholics stay Catholic. A catholic uses three tools when examining the validity of the Church: the bible, reason, and history. when I'm reviewing a book, I try to read more objectively than I otherwise might. But WHY I AM A CATHOLIC had become personal to me by that point, I can't deny it. I cared, I was examining myself and my own vacillations and permutations of faith, I was taking it all to heart. Other readers may find this third section to be, as Wills. Contemporary Christian music (CCM)is indeed earthly sensual and devilish. This music is earthly because it taken from the world. Consider the influences of these “Christian” musicians. When asked by Christianity Today to list their musical influences Jars of Clay members “listed no Christian artists” (Christianity Today, Nov. 15, ). Christian atheism is a form of cultural Christianity [citation needed] and ethics system drawing its beliefs and practices from Jesus' life and teachings as recorded in the New Testament Gospels and other sources, whilst rejecting supernatural claims [citation needed] of Christianity.. Christian atheism takes many forms: some Christian atheists take a theological position in which the belief.

  I’m happy to say that this edition of “Best Books I Read in ″—the 14th such collection, dating back to this much shorter list posted on the Insight Scoop blog for books read in

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Book Review: If I'm a Christian, Why be a Cathollic. The Biblical Roots of Catholic Faith, by James E. Hanson, C.S.C., New York, Paulist Press,pp. Price $ Show all authors. Corbett. Corbett. See all articles by this author.

Search Google Scholar for this : T. Corbett. The Catholic Church is hemorrhaging people, especially young people. So why be Catholic. Surely anything else would be better, maybe some other form of Christianity, or even a mystical Eastern faith, or perhaps some do-it-yourself spirituality.

But why Catholic. This book aims to answer that question/5(). Why We’re Catholic assembles the clearest, friendliest, most helpful answers that Trent learned to give to all these people and more. Beginning with how we can know reality and ending with our hope of eternal life, it’s the perfect why be a Catholic?

book to help skeptics and seekers (or Catholics who want to firm up their faith) understand the evidence that. To many Catholics, the terms “Christian” and “Protestant” are synonymous. With all that said, the intent of this article is that Catholics would study what the Bible says about being a Christian and would perhaps consider that the Catholic faith is not.

Having said that I'm not sure how, but from the time I was 5 in my child like mind I always believed that I could talk to God directly and did and do so. I never felt that as a Catholic I was not a Christian, if asked then I would have said yes I'm a Christian, I go to St.

Peter's Catholic Church. Moreover, it divides its list of Old Testament books into four (Pentateuch, Historical books, Poetry/Wisdom and Prophets) rather than the three Jewish divisions of the Torah (Pentateuch), Nevi'im (Prophets) and Kethuvim (Writings).

As to why the Catholics have more books, it is a matter of ecclesiastical history. If Im a Christian To be Catholic I would first have to bend the knee to the pope as the successor to Peter and acknowledge the Church as the continuation of what Christ began through his disciples.

I cannot, because the Roman Catholic Church is a false church. I am not Roman Catholic because Catholic worship is idolatrous. Protestants commonly charge Catholicism.

Crossing the Tiber. This book is a very in-depth story of one Protestant’s conversion to the Catholic Church. In Part One, Steve Ray gives an overview of his conversion while providing lengthy and detailed footnotes filled with strong apologetic arguments for Catholicism.

Part Two is entitled “Baptism in the Scriptures and Ancient Church” and Part Three is “The Eucharist in the. Why I Am a Catholic Amazon Author Garry Wills writes from an unorthodox perspective in this controversial look at traditional Catholic teachings such as the male priesthood, papal infallibility, and the vow of celibacy, to name just a few.

It went on to show in other books and of course the Bread of Life discourse in the Gospel of John, how it was fundamental and the source and summit of Christian life. By the time I got to California, I knew I had to get a lot more books about Catholicism, and I knew I had to get to a Catholic.

How do I tell if I am a Christian or a Catholic. You could start by getting your definitions correct: A Catholic is a complete Christian, and belongs to the original and only Christian Church founded and guaranteed by Jesus Christ.

“Christian” is. If it contains 73 books, chances are you’re a Catholic Christian. (You can learn more about the differences in Catholic and Protestant Bible here: Why Do Catholic Bibles Have More Books?) The word Catholic, however, simply means “universal” or “all-embracing” or “including a wide variety of things.” In other words: “complete.”.

“St. Benedict’s, I’m Catholic.” “Oh okay, I’m a Christian.” I’m going to stop you right there. The Catholic Church is the original Christian Church founded in 33 A.D. by Jesus Christ. Yes, Christ, as in CHRISTian. That’s the story on why Catholics have more books. By the way, I’m sad that Protestants don’t have the.

For 33 years, I was a Roman Catholic. I came from a family that were actually founding members of the Catholic Church in our community. My grandparents help start the church in our town in the early 's.

Therefore, it was inconceivable that I would be anything BUT Catholic. Of course, I went to Catholic School, mass 6 days a week, and was totally ingrained into the. R oman Catholicism is not Christian, it is a satanically inspired counterfeit of Christianity that has deceived billions into worshipping a false Christ.

If you really love Catholics, you will gently show them the Truth so that they can decide who they will believe: The Vatican's Catechism, or The Holy Bible. Why do Catholics have more books in their Bible. Did Catholics 'add' seven extra books to the Bible or did Protestants remove them.

When was the canon of Scr. There are no extra books in the Bible, however Protestants have taken out seven books that were in it for years.

Many people are blinded by their hate of the Catholic Church, however if you research you will find that many things we hold dear. As a Christian who doesn't know a lot about Catholic-specific doctrines and beliefs, this was an incredibly helpful book.

Schreck does an excellent job of outlining "controversial" Catholic beliefs and explaining them without getting bogged down in the details.4/5(31).

I HATED Catholicism growing up. But now I'm in RCIA, coming into the Church at Easter. God worked SO strongly through all of your prayers and love and intell. Why I Am Still a Christian, a book by Catholic theologian Hans Küng, published in Why I Am Not a Muslim, a book by Ibn Warraq, is also critical of the religion in which the author was brought up — in this case, Islam.

By saying that they are "Christian, not Catholic," our Protestant neighbors perpetuate the anti-Catholic prejudice that abounds in America.

The implication is that Catholics are not Christians. The suggestion is that Catholics are not followers of Jesus Christ, but the devotees of a strange and dangerous cult. stars This was certainly better written than the book about Catholicism that I read last year (and far less offensive and irritating), and the author seems like someone I would want to befriend if I met him.

As the story of why he converted, it’s well-written and interesting. As an argument of why people should convert, I found it unconvincing/5(51). Peter Stanford is a writer, broadcaster and biographer, whose books include biographies of Lord Longford, C Day-Lewis, and the Devil and the travelogue, The Extra Mile.

A former editor of the Catholic Herald, he writes for The Daily Telegraph, The Independent on Sunday and The Observer and has a regular column in The Tablet. "Why I Am Catholic is the best book on apologetics I’ve read in a long time and one of the few apologetics books I’d feel comfortable sharing with non-Catholics." --Rev.

Matthew Schneider, L.C. "I wish I'd read this book back when I was an atheist—I would have become Catholic much sooner. Brandon Vogt makes clear, reasonable arguments.

Saint Jerome translating the Bible, by Caravaggio, painted in Catholic Bibles are known to have more books than Protestant Bibles, and there is a very good reason for this. I'll explain below.

First, it's important to note that the New Testament of the Bible is exactly the same between Catholics and Protestants. There is. Mary Fairchild is a full-time Christian minister, writer, and editor of two Christian anthologies, including "Stories of Cavalry." When I went to the list of 10 books on Catholicism, Why Does the Catholic Church Have So Many Man-Made Rules.

Roman Catholic Church Denomination. Common Misunderstanding: That since the Catholic Old Testament contains seven more books than Protestant Bibles, the Catholic Church must have added later to justify doctrines that Jesus did not teach.

Response: The Catholic Bible contains all the books that have traditionally been accepted by Christians since the Canon of Scripture was recognized by the Synod of Rome in.

The non-Catholic Bible scholar Peter Flint, who won "best popular book" from the Biblical Archeology Society for his translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls, tells us that there was no Bible until when the Catholic Church decided on what books belong there.

Before that. Each Catholic man must to be able to give a rousing argument for why Jesus Christ is the greatest Man and why Jesus is his King. If a man is not convinced about Christ’s greatness to the point of being able to articulate the case, his growth in faith will be stunted and he will be unable to .Why I am Catholic (And You Should Be Too) by Brandon Vogt is informative, interesting, and well-written.

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