Item description for The Usual Suspects: Answering Anti-Catholic Fundamentalists by Karl Keating...
The author of the perennial best-seller, Catholicism and Fundamentalism, presents here, not so much a sequel, as a supplement to the first groundbreaking work. In the first book, Keating gave a panoramic view of the attack on "Romanism" by "Bible Christians", highlighting prominent anti-Catholic individuals and organizations and discussing at length controverted doctrines. Here he presents snapshots, individualized portraitssome larger, some smallerof arguments and people opposed to the Catholic faith.
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.98" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.58 lbs.
Release Date Mar 17, 2000
Publisher Ignatius Press
ISBN 0898707730 ISBN13 9780898707731 UPC 008987077305
Reviews - What do customers think about The Usual Suspects: Answering Anti-Catholic Fundamentalists?
Keating: To The Point Apr 15, 2008
"The Usual Suspects: Answering Anti-Catholic Fundamentalists" by Keating is a good first book for Catholics to read in order to answer attacks on their religion. He covers most of the usual subjects and does it in a concise and even-handed way. My biggest complaint is that occassionally, he writes as though we were all theologians...and then it's a tough read.
Good information Apr 26, 2007
What makes this book particularly valuable is the chapter on page 275 entitled "Three against one." The book shows how devious evangelicals are. In addressing the debate between Walter Martin and Father Pacwa on the John Ankerberg show, the book notes that the debate was severely edited beyond recognition. This wasn't Walter Martin's fault, it was John Ankerberg's fault. Ankerberg never let the true debate leave the editing room. Without this chapter, the book merits only three stars.
The weakness of the book is that it doesn't properly criticize evangelicals. It fails to address the Fabian origin of evangelicalism and fails to note that the Southern Baptist convention, along with Free Methodist and Anglicanism and so on are controlled by Freemasons. (The fabians published the Scofield reference bible at Oxford). It fails to pinpoint the Christian zionism of the evangelicals and modern protestant churches. These issues are at the heart of why protestantism is in theological error and, for that matter, political error.
Much ado and little substance Jun 7, 2003
I approach Mr. Keating's books with great hopes, but always come away disappointed. The book does address many of the standard attacks against the Catholic faith, but too many of the "opponents" are presented as straw-men. The book has too much of the spit and polish of professional debaters and too little of the humilty and understanding that should be present in books of religious discourse. Mr. Keating presents many of his arguments as if he were arguing which pizza topping was better, green peppers or mushrooms. The book is useful in providing good footnotes for original sources.
educational and funny Apr 16, 2003
this is the best apologetics book I have read in years. the content is very educational and eye opening. the humor was much appreciated and the language was very precise. I can't wait to read it again.
Good overview May 8, 2002
This latest book is a good overview of the different attacks made on the Faith, from the reasonably intellectual to the unreasonably ridiculous. I agree that there needs to be a more cogent and prominent "counter apologetics" and am glad to see that slowly that counter apologetic is being raised. This book is a good way to see what the "opposition" is up to.