- Title: Hard Sayings: A Catholic Approach to Answering Bible Difficulties
- Author: Trent Horn
- ISBN: 9781941663745
- Page: 423
- Format: Hardcover
Have you ever read something in the Bible and just scratched your head, or been challenged by a skeptic to explain a seemingly scandalous verse Trent Horn can help In Hard Sayings, Trent looks at dozens of the most confounding passages in Scripture and offers clear, reasonable, and Catholic keys to unlocking their true meaning.
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Whenever Trent Horn of Catholic Answers releases a new book I am always eager to read it. This time around he writes about Bible difficulties taking a systematic approach to approaching these difficulties and hard sayings.Hard Sayings: A Catholic Approach to Answering Bible DifficultiesI have read some books in this area, but as Trent Horn notes there is generally little by Catholic on the subject in recent times. I read and enjoyed Free from All Error: Authorship Inerrancy Historicity of Script [...]
Trent Horn addresses questions like the Bible being full of "bad" history, women being portrayed as less valuable than men, or that God is a murderous tyrant. Each chapter breaks down the reason for the questions and shows the Catholic explanations that help shed light on these objections. This book would especially be good for someone who was teaching RCIA or who continually is having the Bible held up as a mass of contradictions.Horn breaks down the confusing passages into three groups:- Exter [...]
When it comes to Christianity, one of the most common complaints atheists, agnostics, and sometimes even Christians have is the Bible. People like to make claims that it contradicts itself, or that God is ruthless and bloodthirsty in the Old Testament. Trent Horn, in his latest book Hard Sayings: A Catholic Approach to Answering Bible Difficulties, takes a look at some of the toughest passages in Scripture. He then presents the Catholic perspective on them to help with understanding and acceptan [...]
Trent Horn sets out to address from a solid Catholic theological viewpoint some common issues people have with the Bible - God killed innocents, it contradicts itself, etc. Each chapter tackles another common hard saying. Throughout rules are developed and deployed to help guide the Catholic reader dispel these issues or answer questions when someone asks them. Very digestable and could easily read a chapter at a time. Engaging style and solid theology along with excellent endnotes.
If you've ever wanted to read a book where someone tackles those "hard sayings" in the Bible in an orthodox way, without accusing the text of error (something that is anathema to Christians, especially Catholics) - this is the book. I previously reviewed another book on the topicDark Passages of the Bible, by Ramage. This book is better. While Ramage has some valid contributions to the topic, there are times where he veered too far into unjustified textual skepticism and perhaps a bit outside of [...]
This book is valuable and explains a lot of issues. However, it feels like it could be more concise.
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