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Kreeft considers all the fundamental elements of Christianity and Catholicism, explaining, defending and showing their relevance to our life and the world's yearnings. Here is a book to help you understanding your faith more fully and to explain it to others more winningly. Like every religion, this faith has three aspects, corresponding to the three parts of the soul and Kreeft considers all the fundamental elements of Christianity and Catholicism, explaining, defending and showing their relevance to our life and the world's yearnings. Here is a book to help you understanding your faith more fully and to explain it to others more winningly. Like every religion, this faith has three aspects, corresponding to the three parts of the soul and filling the innate needs of all three parts. Kreeft uses these three divisions as the basic outline for his Christian apologetics. First, every religion has some beliefs, whether expressed in creeds or not, something for the intellect to know. Second, every religion has some duty or deed, some practice or program, some moral or ethical code, something for the will to choose. Finally, every religion has some liturgy, some worship, some "church", something for the body and the concrete imagination and the aesthetic sense to work at. Creed, Code and Cult; Words, Works and Worship, are a most useful way of outlining any religious faith, including the Catholic Faith of Christians. "These essays were written for Catholics by a Catholic. But I believe that nearlyl everything I say here will be found by the orthodox Biblical Protestant reader to be his faith as well: That solid and substantial core that C.S. Lewis called 'mere Christianity'." - Peter Kreeft Peter Kreeft is a professor of philosophy at Boston College. He is the author of may articles and some 15 books.


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Kreeft considers all the fundamental elements of Christianity and Catholicism, explaining, defending and showing their relevance to our life and the world's yearnings. Here is a book to help you understanding your faith more fully and to explain it to others more winningly. Like every religion, this faith has three aspects, corresponding to the three parts of the soul and Kreeft considers all the fundamental elements of Christianity and Catholicism, explaining, defending and showing their relevance to our life and the world's yearnings. Here is a book to help you understanding your faith more fully and to explain it to others more winningly. Like every religion, this faith has three aspects, corresponding to the three parts of the soul and filling the innate needs of all three parts. Kreeft uses these three divisions as the basic outline for his Christian apologetics. First, every religion has some beliefs, whether expressed in creeds or not, something for the intellect to know. Second, every religion has some duty or deed, some practice or program, some moral or ethical code, something for the will to choose. Finally, every religion has some liturgy, some worship, some "church", something for the body and the concrete imagination and the aesthetic sense to work at. Creed, Code and Cult; Words, Works and Worship, are a most useful way of outlining any religious faith, including the Catholic Faith of Christians. "These essays were written for Catholics by a Catholic. But I believe that nearlyl everything I say here will be found by the orthodox Biblical Protestant reader to be his faith as well: That solid and substantial core that C.S. Lewis called 'mere Christianity'." - Peter Kreeft Peter Kreeft is a professor of philosophy at Boston College. He is the author of may articles and some 15 books.

30 review for Fundamentals of the Faith: Essays in Christian Apologetics

  1. 5 out of 5

    Shep

    Despite the fact that, being Protestant, I disagree with many of the things Kreeft says, I nonetheless found this book to be very valuable because a) it presented challenging arguments in favor of Roman Catholicism from a Roman Catholic perspective and b) it strengthened my ever growing appreciation for Roman Catholicism itself. In this book Kreeft not only gives a basis for theism in general but offers some compelling arguments for Roman Catholic theology - any Protestants who read this book wi Despite the fact that, being Protestant, I disagree with many of the things Kreeft says, I nonetheless found this book to be very valuable because a) it presented challenging arguments in favor of Roman Catholicism from a Roman Catholic perspective and b) it strengthened my ever growing appreciation for Roman Catholicism itself. In this book Kreeft not only gives a basis for theism in general but offers some compelling arguments for Roman Catholic theology - any Protestants who read this book will likely find many of their common preconceptions about Roman Catholicism dispelled or refuted. I found it valuable to see things from another perspective. Well written and pleasant. Recommended.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Grant Robertson

    Excellent primer on Christianity from a Catholic apologetic viewpoint. The chapters are brief but to the point. There are questionable doctrines for the more conservative orthodox, ie: anonymous Christianity, yet the content does not compromise the fundamentals of orthodox Christianity. Kreeft hopes Protestants and Catholics will reunite by Protestants admitting they are wrong and by Catholics admitting they have been wrong. A very good, but brief, introduction.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    I read this during my benighted and uncompleted Catholic confirmation class, and I didn't manage to finish it before I quit to pursue a dilettante life of degenerate and loose morals. But I must say, ol' Catholic standby Kreeft made some very, very good arguments for Christianity . Were I still Christian and trying to persuade an intelligent person to convert, I would hand them this. The man can write. What creative ideas he managed to spin out of his crafty little mind to justify hell.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jesse O'reilly

    This book, though perhaps not on the same level as Mere Christianity and Orthodoxy, I'd perhaps better than those two books at systematically exploring arguments for the faith and what Christians believe. Although like many other Kreeft readers, I don't share his Catholic faith, he still provides many ideas to mull over.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sophia

    I most definitely preferred Kreeft's other writings, specifically those on Socrates' philosophy. Though this book was difficult to fully grasp due to his lack of inclusivity when it came to Protestant belief, I can't deny the fact that I learned a significant amount of clarifying explanations of the Christian faith. Kreeft is an excellent writer of philosophy.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jay Risner

    Really, really good.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    The man is brilliant. Read the book.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Steve Cunningham

    outstanding

  9. 5 out of 5

    Erik

    Listed by Patrick Madrid in the Reading Plan of Search and Rescue in Phase 2 (Intermediate). ("lucid explanation of Catholic teaching compared with Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism")

  10. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Boyle

    Some good stuff, some iffy stuff. Depends on where you are at before you read it.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Aaron

    Some good and a lot of not so good.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Terry Simmons-albertson

    Great book. Easy for the layperson to understand. Topics include fundamentals of Christian belief, Christian theology, Christian living and the Christian community.

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