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How Not to Share Your Faith: The Seven Deadly Sins of Apologetics and Evangelization
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How Not to Share Your Faith: The Seven Deadly Sins of Apologetics and Evangelization


Catholic Answers 2002

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Catholic apologetics is back. It’s everywhere. As a professional apologist, Mark Brumley sees this renaissance as an immensely good thing—an essential part of the Church’s evangelical mission. Even so, grave dangers attend the apologetics renaissance. Some of them are so serious that, left unaddressed, they threaten to undermine the good apologetics can accomplish. Brumley calls these dangers the seven deadly sins of Catholic apologetics and evangelization. Like the seven deadly sins of the moral life, they are deadly not merely as isolated, individual acts but as vices or evil habits—habitual tendencies to act in a certain way. In this volume, Brumley exposes them for you.

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Key Features

  • Offers clear explanations of key Catholic doctrines
  • Presents clear answers to difficult questions
  • Includes guidance for Catholic living


  • Apologetical Gluttony
  • Reducing the Faith to Apologetics and Apologetics to Arguments
  • Confusing the Faith with Our Arguments for It
  • Contentiousness
  • Friendly Fire
  • Trying to “Win”
  • Pride
  • Are the Seven Deadly Sins of Catholic Apologetics True Sins?
  • What to Do about Them
  • Seven Habits of Effective Apologists

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About Mark Brumley

Mark Brumley was raised without a specific faith or religious exposure and began a long spiritual journey that led him through several Protestant denominations to arrive finally at the Catholic Church in 1980. Since then, he has taught and lectured about the faith in a wide range of forums, including as an adjunct professor for the Institute for Pastoral Theology of Ave Maria University. He is an editor at Ignatius Press, and serves as general editor of the Ignatius Catholic Encyclopedia of Apologetics.