The Case for Catholicism

Answers to Classic and Contemporary Protestant Objections

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This is the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and thorough defense of the Catholic Church against Protestant objections in print. This book is especially relevant as the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation draws near and discussion of the arguments made against the Church during that time in history receive renewed interest.  

The Case for Catholicism answers arguments put forward by early Reformers like Luther and Calvin as well as contemporary defenders of Protestantism like Norm Geisler and R.C. Sproul. It provides a meticulous defense of the biblical and historical nature of Catholic doctrines from Scripture and church history. Finally, in both answering Protestant objections to Catholicism and in providing evidence for the Faith, The Case for Catholicism cites modern Protestant scholars who question Reformation assumptions and show how evidence from Scripture and church history support aspects of Catholic theology.

This book is divided into four sections, with each answering a key question Christians have asked about the nature of their faith. Those key questions are:

  • What is my authority?
  • What is the Church?
  • How am I saved?
  • Who belongs to the body of Christ?

The Case for Catholicism will become a reliable, resource for any Catholic who desires a well-researched, readable, and persuasive answer to Protestant arguments made against the Catholic faith.

Trent Horn

Trent Horn, a convert to Catholicism, has a BA in history from Arizona State University, and an MA in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is a regular guest on the radio program Catholic Answers Live, and a lecturer nationwide on the Catholic faith. He is the author and the author of Answering Atheism, Persuasive Pro-life, and Hard Sayings.

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by Kaitlyn Mason
on 3/6/2018
from Charlotte, NC
A book to bring unity among Christians!
To call this book comprehensive would be an understatement. In it, Trent Horn provides a clear, concise, and extremely thorough explanation of our Faith.  Horn compassionately addresses a remarkable number of objections to Catholicism with fresh insight and a rigorous catalogue of references backing up his text.  Flip to the back, and there's an index similar to the one in the Catechism, making this book a perpetually valuable reference resource in addition to being an enjoyable read. So much of what keeps Christians from a more perfect unity with each other is related to semantics addressed here.  The Case for Catholicism serves as a gentle invitation to us all, to come closer to a more perfect unity with each other and with Christ.  The Church belongs to us all. Jesus prayed for Christians to be one as He and the Father are one & this book will help answer that prayer.  It will enable Christians to understand each other better & provide opportunities for healthy dialogue.
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"Trent Horn is a gifted author who provides an excellent look at objections Protestants have made to the Catholic faith. He answers both old canards and newly posed arguments with charity and clarity. Anyone looking for a contemporary Catholic response to Protestant arguments should get this book."
— Jimmy Akin, Author, A Daily Defense: 365 Days to Becoming a Better Apologist

"Trent Horn offers clear and convincing answers to some of the most common Protestant objections to the Catholic faith. This is the sort of book that any Catholic could confidently recommend to anyone who has sincere and serious questions about the Church and its beliefs and practices."
— Francis Beckwith, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies, Baylor University

"It's hard to imagine how any non-Catholic could read The Case for Catholicism and not feel almost compelled to swim the Tiber —that’s how strong, and how winsome, Horn's arguments are."
— Karl Keating, Author, Catholicism and Fundamentalism

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"Trent's book cuts through the mist of confusion and misrepresentation, responding not only to the old classic arguments but also to the latest contemporary Protestant challenges. Keep it handy for ready replies or share it with a friend who needs to know the truth about the Catholic faith."
Stephen Ray, Author, Crossing the Tiber: Evangelical Protestants Discover the Historical Church

"Trent Horn’s book is presented in a compelling fashion, taking up objections from every possible quarter and responding to them convincingly and charitably."
— Fr. Peter Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D., Editor, Catholic Response

"The Case for Catholicism is comprehensive in its scope, powerful in its arguments, and accessible to the average reader. This book is destined to become an apologetics classic."
— Gary Michuta, Author, Hostile Witnesses: How the Historic Enemies of the Church Prove Christianity

"Trent has set a new standard for Catholic apologists. Rather than presenting hearsay objections, he engages directly with what leading Protestants have to say on the issues that divide Catholics and Protestants."
— Karlo Broussard, Catholic Apologist

"Trent Horn tackles the essential topics like the papacy, the canon of Scripture, the Bible alone, and Tradition and provides the best arguments from Protestants before demonstrating the most effective Catholic rebuttals to them."
— Devin Rose, Author, The Protestant's Dilemma

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