Item description for College Apologetics: Proof of the Truth of the Catholic Faith by Anthony F. Alexander & Rev Anthony Alexander...
Overview Proof of the Truth of the Catholic Faith. The classic apologetics for adult level. Ironclad logic! The existence of God, immortality of the soul, necessity of religion, reliability of the Gospels, nature of the Church, proof of her truth, etc. A work of genius; irrefutable!
Publishers Description Fr. Anthony Alexander states that "Apologetics is the study in which we prove by reason that the Roman Catholic] Church is the agency set up by God to carry on His work of teaching the doctrines of supernatural religion" (page 5). The author calls this book College Apologetics because it is written for the college-level student, i.e., the adult mind, which is able to grasp on an academic level the facts he arrays here before the reader. His readership, therefore, would also include upper-level high school students. "College Apologetics is not just another nice book of apologetics. It is rather the classic treatment of the subject-undated and undatable, precisely reasoned, and carrying the reader through a series of logic gates that begin with the proof of the existence of God and follow logically through the proof of the existence of the human soul, the necessity of religion, the reliability of the Gospels, the claims of Christ and the proofs thereof, the reason for His coming, the nature of His Church, its four classic identifying marks, the 'moral miracle' of the Catholic Church and, finally, its infallibility as the religious Teacher of mankind." (Publisher's Preface, page x.). Not only is the book's logic ironclad, it also unveils the great historical evidence for the veracity of the Church from extant writings of some of the greatest historical figures of the first centuries after Christ. This book is a work of genius. That it was even written is a great grace, for it is destined to do tremendous good in our confused times. "Because we need the Church of Christ for salvation, we need to know which is the true Church of Christ; and because in the Western world since the Protestant Reformation we have a multiplicity of Christian 'churches', the identity of the True Church of Jesus Christ becomes for some people a mystery. It will not be a mystery after a reading of Fr. Alexander's College Apologetics." (Publisher's Preface, pages x-xi).
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Studio: TAN Books and Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.59" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1954
Publisher Tan Books & Publishers
ISBN 0895554453 ISBN13 9780895554451
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More About Anthony F. Alexander & Rev Anthony Alexander
The Rev. Father Anthony F. Alexander was a priest and author of the twentieth century. Additionally, he used to work with the Department of Theology at John Carroll University. His College Apologetics: Proof of the Truth of the Catholic Faith was written for the college-aged student, and treats the topic classically, reasonably, and logically. Father Alexander's work was first published in 1954 by the Henry Regnery Company, Illinois, with the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur. It was also printed by TAN in 1982.
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Review from the Publisher Mar 8, 2001
Catholic students lose their faith at colleges - "Catholic" and non-Catholic alike - in record numbers today. At an age naturally given to questioning the values they have been raised with, college students are often all too open to seemingly rational assaults on the Faith. In this book, former John Carroll University Professor Fr. Alexander presents air-tight, rational arguments for Catholicism in a manner sure to appeal to any university or upper level High School student sincerely interested in finding out the truth about God, the Universe, and his or her self. Starting with the existence of God, Fr. Alexander continues by showing that God founded a specific religion, that that religion is the one called Catholic, and that everyone has an obligation to join the Catholic religion. This book is essential armor for any intelligent young Catholic going off to a university, or whose Faith is threatened in High School. It is also good for non-Catholic college students making inquiry about ultimate truths. Ideal for Godparents and everyone who wants to explain the Faith to others. Ironclad logic!