Why Believe? Volume 2
Why Believe? offers a new apologetics in a year-long course intended for the use in the senior year of high school or freshman year of college. Purchase full-color two-volume textbook and Teacher's Handbook here.
The New Evangelization requires a new apologetics, that is, a defense of the faith that responds to the questions that believers and non-believers alike are asking today with philosophical and theological arguments rooted in Sacred Scripture, Catholic Tradition, and the best philosophical reflection available. The curriculum consists of a two-volume textbook set and the corresponding beautiful short-form videos below.
Videos for Volume 1 of Why Believe? are on FORMED here.
Why Believe? Textbook Vol. 2 is also available in a Kindle format here.
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All sessions can also be accessed here:
Chapter 1: Rich in Mercy
Chapter 2: The Modern Moral Landscape
Chapter 3: Body and Soul
Chapter 4: Emotion and Reason
Chapter 5: Male and Female He Created Them
Chapter 6: Honor Your Father and Mother
Chapter 7: The Paradox of the Human Person
Chapter 8: Law and Love
Chapter 9: Faith and the Virtues
Chapter 10: Meeting Jesus in Other People
Chapter 11: True Communion
Chapter 12: Meeting Jesus Christ in Word and Sacrament
Chapter 13: Wht Must I Suffer? Why Must Others Suffer?
Chapter 14: The Last Things
Chapter 15: Christian Discipleship
Go and Sin No More
A host of speakers reflect on God’s mercy as it is revealed in the story of the woman caught in adultery (Jn 8). We encounter this love in a powerful way in the sacrament of Confession, where we are empowered by God’s grace to “go, and sin no more."
Why Love Has Rules
Dr. Edward Sri considers why God gives us a moral law and how it helps us to reach our telos (“end,” “purpose”).
Based on his own experience growing up on a farm, Jim Beckman unpacks the Biblical image of Christ the Good Shepherd and his disciples as the sheep who know his voice.