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The Catholic Controversy: A Defense of the Faith

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Between 1594 and 1598, a preacher named Francois de Sales converted 72,000 Protestants to the Catholic Faith. These are his words.

One of the most remarkable and well-documented events in Catholic history began when a young priest, St. Francis de Sales, volunteered to re-evangelize the Calvinists of the Chamblais.

Finding his preaching forcefully rejected, St. Francis de Sales shrewdly switched tactics and began a written apologetics campaign, posting pamphlets on walls and slipping them beneath doors under the cover of night.

His defense of the Faith was so clear and thorough that at the end of four years nearly the entire population of 72,000 had returned to the Catholic Faith!

These powerful little tracts are as relevant today as they were in the late 1500s. St. Francis de Sales draws support from Scripture, the Church Fathers, and Doctors of the Church to address questions still frequently posed by modern Protestants. Revered as some of the most cogent arguments against Protestantism ever penned, they present a defense of the Catholic Faith that has never been equaled.

Now with beautiful new cover, easier to read size, updated typesetting, and the original content! 320 pp

Praise for The Catholic Controversy:

"St. Francis de Sales was one of the most effective Catholic apologists and evangelists of the past five centuries. Undoubtedly, he is the most effective apologist to Protestant Calvinists who has ever lived."
Steve Wood (Family Life Center International)

Author:
St. Francis de Sales
Imprint:
TAN Books
Pages:
376
Publication Date:
1/1/1986
Product Format:
Paperbound
Pdf:
https://tanbooks.com/content/TheCatholicControversy_Preview.pdf
Height:
8.50
Width:
5.50

5 Reviews

  • 5
    A Defense of the Faith

    Posted by Andy on Apr 25th 2024

    Excellent reference; very informative.

  • 5
    Independence of the faith

    Posted by Richard F. on May 24th 2023

    This is a "must have" for any Catholic!!! It is extremely powerful; yet, easy to read. I f…

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  • 5
    Chalk full of great Catholic Apologetics!

    Posted by Jennifer R. on Aug 26th 2022

    You;ll be fired up about the faith and much better prepared to defend your faith with this book in h…

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  • 5
    Catholic

    Posted by Michael H. on Aug 21st 2022

    I'm so grateful to TAN for offering these truly Catholic works. Francis de Sales is such a grea…

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  • 5
    St. Francis de Sales - holy aid

    Posted by John E. on Jun 29th 2022

    Anything by the great Doctor is sure to be excellent!