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.
Beginning Apologetics Volume 1: How to Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith "Volume I deals with defending Catholicism. Prepare yourself to answer the following challenges to Catholicism and more:
Why do Catholics call priests Father, when the Bible clearly says, Call no man Father. (Mt 23:9)?
Why do Catholics stress good works when the Bible says salvation is, . . . by faith alone? (Eph 2:8-9)
Why do Catholics believe in Purgatory when the word purgatory isn't found in the Bible?
And much, much more...
"The Church has always taken great care that no one should be compelled against his will to embrace the Catholic Faith, because, as Augustine wisely declares: 'except he be willing, man cannot believe'."