“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine
Since I’ve built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached.
Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out my past giveaways here.
Thanks to the good people at Eerdmans, this week I’m giving away THREE copies of Dr. Ralph Martin’s new book, Will Many Be Saved?: What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization. The book was one of my favorite titles of 2012 and has provoked many reviews and reactions. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in Vatican II or the New Evangelization. Just check out some of these endorsements:
“For many years we have all appreciated Dr. Martin’s considerable contributions to the mission of the Church. Now he gives us a profound doctrinal foundation for understanding and implementing the ‘new evangelization.’ This is a shot in the arm for bishops, priests, and laity as we respond to the Holy Father’s call.”
—Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York
“Dr. Ralph Martin’s Will Many Be Saved?: What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization contributes significantly to a richer understanding of our faith, helps restore confidence in the gospel message, and engenders a desire to share the truth of Christ’s message. An important contribution to the pastoral strategy of the ‘new evangelization.'”
—Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.
“Martin clarifies a doctrinal point that has been often obscured but must be recovered as a necessary foundation for the ‘new evangelization.’ This is a uniquely important book.”
—Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago
Will Many Be Saved?: What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization
by Dr. Ralph Martin
Eerdmans, 336 pages, paperback
Released on September 7, 2012
The question of whether and how people who have not had the chance to hear the gospel can be saved goes back to the beginnings of Christian reflection. It has also become a much-debated topic in current theology. In Will Many Be Saved? Ralph Martin focuses primarily on the history of debate and the development of responses to this question within the Roman Catholic Church, but much of Martin’s discussion is also relevant to the wider debate happening in many churches around the world.
In particular, Martin analyzes the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, the document from the Second Vatican Council that directly relates to this question. Contrary to popular opinion, Martin argues that according to this text, the conditions under which people who have not heard the gospel can be saved are very often, in fact, not fulfilled, with strong implications for evangelization.
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The three winners will be randomly selected next Friday and the books will be sent out, free of charge, shortly thereafter.
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(Since I’m covering the shipping costs, only residents within the continental United States are eligible to win.)