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    Description"Between 1594 and 1598, a preacher named Francois 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 Chablais. 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 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 pps PB "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)"


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    Title
    The Catholic Controversy
    Subtitle
    A Defense of the Faith
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Francisco De Sales, By (author) St Francis de Sales, Director Osb Rev John Cuthbert Hedley, Translated by Henry B Mackey, Translated by Osb Rev Henry Benedict Mackey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 413
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780895553874
    ISBN 10: 0895553872
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BISAC V2.8: REL010000, REL030000
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CHMCHLRCC
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CATHOL
    LC classification: BX
    Abridged Dewey: 282
    Ingram Theme: THEO/CLASIC
    BISAC V2.8: REL067030, REL067080, REL067050, BIO000000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CHMCHUADL
    Publisher
    Tan Books
    Imprint name
    Tan Books
    Publication date
    01 June 1989
    Author Information
    St. Francis de Sales was born in 1567 to Francois and Francoise de Boisy in what is currently Haute-Savoie, France. His father sent him to a good school when he was young, and he received spiritual formation from the Jesuits. After a disturbing spiritual fear of being condemned, he eventually resolved his problem and decided to dedicate his life to God in 1587. He became a doctor of law at the age of 24 at the Jesuit College of Clermont, Paris, and was ordained a priest by Bishop Claude de Granier and stationed in Geneva in 1593. He became bishop of Geneva in 1602. Francis de Sales is the author of various collections of sermons on Mary, Lent, prayer and Christmastide, as well as a work entitled "Set Your Heart Free," edited by John Kirvan. He was known as a spiritually understanding man as well as a friend of the poor. Though known for his great intellect and theological wisdom, he spoke with simplicity and earnestness, so that all could understand. " An Introduction to the Devout Life ," his best-loved work, is based on notes he wrote for a cousin for marriage, stressing that sanctity is possible in everyday life. He died in 1622 on December 28, and was canonized by Pope Alexander VII in 1665. His feast is celebrated on January 24.