Catholic Answers apologist Trent Horn tackles a common atheist objection to belief in God. Learn more about his book Answering Atheismhere.
Ever since he converted to Catholicism at the age of seventeen, Trent Horn has had a passion for explaining and defending the Faith. After earning a degree in history from Arizona State University, Trent traveled the country training pro-life advocates on college campuses to engage opponents in...
Todays popular champions of atheism are often called New Atheists, because they dont just deny Gods existence (as the old atheists did)they consider it their duty to scorn and ridicule religious belief. But theres nothing really new about their arguments. Theyre the same basic objections to theism that mankind has wrestled with for centuries.
We dont need new answers for this aggressive modern strain of unbelief: We need a new approach.
In Answering Atheism, Trent Horn responds to that need with a fresh and useful resource for the God debate, combining a thorough refutation of atheist claims with a skillfully constructed case for theism based on reason and common sense. Just as important, he advocates a charitable approach that respects atheists sincerity and good willmaking this book suitable not just for believers but for skeptics and seekers too.
The Seven Deadly Sins of Apologetics The renaissance of Catholic apologetics has done great good for the Church. Ordinary Catholics are learning how to defend and explain the Faithand to share it enthusiastically with othersmore fluently and confidently than ever.
As an experienced apologist and evangelist, Mark Brumley has seen firsthand what this renaissance has accomplished. But he has also witnessed its dangers and pitfalls; some of which are so serious that, left unchecked, they can undermine all our efforts. When we try to prove too much from reason alone, for example, or when we let prideful desire to win arguments overshadow our goal of communicating Gods truth, we run the risk of becoming mediocreeven counter-productivestewards and messengers of that truth.
In The Seven Deadly Sins of Apologetics, Brumley examines the most common faults that defenders of the Faith must guard against, and shows you how to avoid and overcome them. Read this concise and lively book today and become a more effective apostle tomorrow!
"Do as you wish; for we are Christians, and we do not sacrifice to idols."
~ Six companions of Justin Martyr, martyrs all; speaking to the Prefect Rusticus after he threatened them with "torture without mercy" unless they sacrificed to the Roman "gods;" from the trial transcript by Tatian (A.D. 165).