Friday, May 15, 2009

Angels and Demons - A Response from Ascension Press

Ascension Press has a website which offers a downloadable book available written by Mark Shea. Shea's blog, "Catholic and Enjoying It" is a great resource for Catholics and Protestants. His book, Answering Angels and Demons, is only a meager 19 pages but is in a helpful question and answer format for easy reference. He covers such issues as the infallibility of the pope, the relationship of the Catholic church to scientists during the Middle Ages with particular attention to Copernicus and Galileo, and the perennial question of what's all the fuss about when it is only a work of fiction.

I'm not sure Angels and Demons will get all the attention that The DaVinci Code did but questions will still be raised and doubts will be planted in the hearts of young Christians (or even older uninformed Christians) and if for no other reason that demands a response.

Mark P. Shea is the author of By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition published by Our Sunday Visitor. One of my favorite Catholic authors, Peter Kreeft, says of this book "This is not just another book of Catholic apologetics. It's not only a good think; it's also a good read. Concrete, clear, compelling arguments."

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