Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Fundamentalists, Catholics and Christ

Catholics may be tempted to think this article by Peter Kreeft, a professor of philosophy at Boston College, is not for them. After all, is there anything useful for a Catholic to know about Fundamentalists?

I found it very interesting because of course I was associated for many years in the past with fundamentalists and evangelicals. In fact I was one of each and a mixture of both. And certain friends and family have been known to occasionally check up on me by visiting my blog.

Although in this article Kreeft comes out on the side of Catholics, it’s not an automatic pass for the average Catholic by any means. In fact only the well versed and fully practicing Catholic will escape criticism, so you’ve been warned.

Kreeft, who is a Catholic apologist, writes in order to answer the fundamentalist challenge and, most of all, to help Catholics understand their faith better. In this article he looks at five major points of conflict: (1) the Bible (2) the nature and authority of the Church, especially the Pope, (3) how to get to heaven, (4) Mary and the saints, and (5) the sacraments, especially the Eucharist.

Jump in…enjoy the ride.

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