Friday, January 09, 2009

Is Rome the True Church?


The Roman Catholic Church claims to be the only true church. Since all other Catholic doctrines are based on this claim, the whole of the Roman system stands or falls on it. This book provides a critical analysis of this claim, using the best primary and secondary Catholic sources on the subject.
About the Contributors
Norman L. Geisler is author or coauthor of some sixty books, including The Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics and his four-volume Systematic Theology. He has taught at the university and graduate level for nearly forty years and has spoken or debated in all fifty states and in twenty-five countries. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Loyola University and now serves as president of Southern Evangelical Seminary.

Joshua M. Betancourt (MA in Christian apologetics, Southern Evangelical Seminary) now serves with Corporate Chaplains of America in Southern California. He is also an ordained minister in the Anglican Mission in the Americas.
Contents
Introduction
1. The Roman Claim to Be the True Church
2. The Historical Development of the Roman Primacy Structure
3. The Roman Argument for the Primacy of Peter: Stated and Evaluated
4. The Roman Argument for the Infallibility of Peter: Stated
5. The Roman Argument for the Infallibility of Peter: Evaluated
6. The Roman Argument for Apostolic Succession
7. Is Rome the True Church?
8. Why Some Protestants Convert to Rome
Appendix 1: Irenaeus on the Alleged Authority of the Church
Appendix 2: A Chronological List of Popes and Antipopes
Appendix 3: The Relation of Tradition to Scripture
Appendix 4: Sola Scriptura
Appendix 5: Irenaeus on Scripture and Tradition
Scripture Index
Looks like an interesting book to study.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Sze Zeng said...

Norman Geisler is a good entrepreneur. Every year he publishes same content under different title.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

Hi Sze Seng,

That's an interesting observation. However I am not able to comment as I have not read this book yet.

12:54 AM  

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