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How to believe; the questions that challenge man's faith answered in the light of the Apostles' Creed.

Author: Ralph W Sockman
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1953.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph W Sockman
OCLC Number: 387188
Description: 224 pages 22 cm
Contents: I. What is Faith? --
a. How real is faith? --
b. How is faith related to hope? --
c. How does expectancy lead to proof? --
d. How much must we see in order to believe? --
e. How does believe become trust? --
II. Belief in God --
a. How do we enter the religious experience of others? --
b. How do we start exploring for ourselves? --
c. What keeps the seekers searching? --
d. What is back of beauty? --
e. Why does science search for truth? --
f. How account for goodness? --
g. Whose is the voice of conscience? --
h. Who is the Maker of an earth like ours? --
i. Can the Creator of this cruel world be the "Father Almighty"? --
j. What further roads to the assurance of God? --
III. Belief in Jesus Christ --
a. What is our first response to Jesus? --
b. Was Jesus really man? --
c. Is Jesus the Christ? --
d. How can we say, "His only Son"? --
e. How is Jesus Christ "Our Lord"? --
f. Why do we call Christ the "Savior"? IV. Belief in the Coming Judgment and the Kingdom --
a. Is Divine Judgment a threat or a promise? --
b. Has Judgment day begun? --
c. Will there be a future judgment? --
d. How shall we be judged? --
e. How does Christ come to judge? --
f. Is there to be a divine V-Day? --
V. Belief in the Holy Spirit --
a. Who is the Holy Spirit? --
b. What is it to be born of the Spirit? --
c. How was the church born of the Spirit? --
d. How can we make contact with the Holy Spirit? --
e. How can we feel his presence? --
f. How can we hear his message? --
g. How can we receive his power? --
h. How does the Holy Spirit serve as Guide? --
g. How does He keep us on the growing edge of Life? --
h. How may the fruit of the Holy Spirit be ours? --
VI. Belief in the Church --
a. Why does not the church die of her diseases? --
b. How is the church "holy"? --
c. Was is the Catholic church? --
d. In what sense is the church the communion of Saints? --
e. What is the worth of church worship? --
f. If the slat has lost its taste? --
g. Who mothers free men? --
h. Is the church through? VII. The Forgiveness of Sins --
a. Why bother about our sins? --
b. Why can we not forget our sins? --
c. Why can we not handle our sins ourselves? --
d. Is it honest to seek forgiveness or our debts? --
e. What happens in confession? --
f. What does repentance do? --
g. How far can we make reparation? --
h. How can we be reconciled to God? --
i. Can forgiven sinners be made over? --
VIII. The Life Eternal --
a. Is death a disagreeable subject? --
b. What do we mean by "resurrection of the body"? --
c. What do we mean by the "Life everlasting"? --
d. Is not human life too big for the body? --
e. Is human life limited to the physical universe? --
f. Is the universe honest? --
g. Does not a father keep faith? --
h. What will the future life be like? --
i. How can we overcome the dread of death?

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