Mark Brumley, author of The Seven Deadly Sins of Apologetics, is President of Ignatius Press. He is a trustee of the Augustine Institute and of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley.
He is a founding board member of the Napa Institute, chairman of the board of Kolbe Academy, and a Fellow of the Adler-Aquinas Institute. A convert to Catholicism from Evangelicalism and a former speaker and writer for Catholic Answers, he holds a Master’s of Theological Studies from the University of Dallas. In 2005, he received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Award from the Vatican.
Apologetics and Ecumenism: Friends or Foes in the Quest for Christian Unity?
Vatican II, as well as all the recent popes, stressed ecumenism: Christians striving to achieve unity. But apologetics often emphasizes points of disagreement, especially between Catholics and Protestants. It defends Catholic claims to possess the fullness of the Christian Faith. Mark Brumley shows why apologetics aimed at persuading Protestants is necessary even in an ecumenical age.