Armstrong, Dave

Type: Person

Alternate Labels

  • Dave Armstrong

Key Passages

Reading List



  • 100 Biblical Arguments Against Sola Scriptura, (Catholic Answers, May 2012) ISBN 978-1-933919-59-1
  • Bible Proofs for Catholic Truths: A Source Book for Apologists and Inquirers (Sophia Institute Press, 2009) ISBN 978-1-933184-57-9
  • A Biblical Defense of Catholicism [Foreword by John Hardon, SJ] (Sophia Institute Press, 2003; originally completed in May 1996) ISBN 1-928832-95-4
  • A Biblical Critique of Calvinism (Oct. 2012, 178p)
  • Biblical Proofs for an Infallible Church and Papacy (March 2012, 150p)
  • The Catholic Answer Bible (Our Sunday Visitor, 2002)
  • The Catholic Verses: 95 Bible Passages That Confound Protestants (Sophia Institute Press, 2004) ISBN 1-928832-73-3
  • The Church Fathers Were Catholic: Patristic Evidences for Catholicism (Nov. 2007, 360p)
  • Classic Catholic Biblical Apologetics: 1525-1925 (Feb. 2012, 246p)
  • “Confessions of a 1980s’ Jesus Freak,” (pp. 241–252) in Surprised by Truth, edited by Patrick Madrid (Basilica Press, 1994). ISBN 978-0-964261-08-2
  • Christian Worldview vs. Postmodernism (Sep. 2002, 218p)
  • Family Matters: Catholic Theology of the Family (Dec. 2002, 159p)
  • “The Imitation of Mary,” chapter 5 (pp. 31–35) in The Catholic Answer Book of Mary, edited by Fr. Peter M. J. Stravinskas (Our Sunday Visitor, 2000). ISBN 0-879733-47-0
  • Mass Movements: The Extreme Wing of “Traditionalism,” the New Mass, and Ecumenism (Dec. 2012, 203p)
  • Mere Christian Apologetics (Sep. 2002, 289p)
  • The New Catholic Answer Bible (co-author, Dr. Paul Thigpen, Our Sunday Visitor, 2005; 44 of 88 apologetics inserts; NAB version; revised 2011 with revised NAB) ISBN 978-1-592761-86-9
  • The One-Minute Apologist: Essential Catholic Replies to Over Sixty Common Protestant Claims (Sophia Institute Press, 2007) ISBN 978-1-933184-23-4
  • Pensées on Catholic Traditionalism (Dec. 2002, 170p)
  • Pillars of Sola Scriptura: Replies to Whitaker, Goode, & Biblical “Proofs” for “Bible Alone” (July 2012 / Sep. 2012, 310p)
  • Protestantism: Critical Reflections of an Ecumenical Catholic (May 2003, 188p)
  • The Quotable Augustine: Distinctively Catholic Elements in His Theology (Sep. 2012, 245p)
  • The Quotable Newman: A Definitive Guide to His Central Thoughts and Ideas [Foreword by Joseph Pearce] (Sophia Institute Press, 12 October 2012) ISBN 978-1-933184-84-5
  • The Quotable Summa Theologica (Jan. 2013, 200p)
  • The Quotable Wesley: Theology and Conversion of Heart (Beacon Hill Press: Fall 2013, 363p)
  • Science and Christianity: Close Partners or Mortal Enemies? (Oct. 2010, 301p)
  • Theology of God: Biblical, Chalcedonian Trinitarianism and Christology (Nov. 2012, 156p)
  • Twin Scourges: Thoughts on Anti-Catholicism & Theological Liberalism (June 2003, 167p)
  • The Wisdom of Mr. Chesterton: The Very Best Quotes, Quips & Cracks from the Pen of G. K. Chesterton (Saint Benedict Press / TAN Books, 2009) ISBN 978-1-935302-19-3

Reviews of books


  • “‘Can I Get a Quote on That?’: An Interview With Dave Armstrong,” Gilbert Magazine (Vol. 13, No. 5, March 2010, pp. 14–17; interviewer: Dale Ahlquist. This periodical is published by the American Chesterton Society, and was devoted primarily to Armstrong’s book, The Wisdom of Mr. Chesterton.
  • “Catholics Need to Read Their Bibles,” This Rock, February 2004, 20-22.
  • “A Church Shopper’s Road to Catholicism,” This Rock, September 1993, 14-16.
  • “The Communion of Saints,” The Catholic Answer, November/December 1998, 8-12.
  • “The Imitation of Mary,” The Catholic Answer, May/June 1998, 8-11.
  • “Is Development of Doctrine a Corruption of Biblical Teaching?,” The Catholic Answer, September/October 1995, 8-11.
  • “Is This God?,” cover story on the Eucharist, Envoy Magazine, January/February 2000, cover and 1, 34-40.
  • “Martin Luther’s Devotion to Mary,” The Coming Home Journal, January–March 1998, 12-13.
  • “Newman Persuaded Me of the Apostolicity of the Catholic Church,” The Latin Mass, Fall 1999, Vol. 8, No. 4, 65-71.
  • “On Sinners in the Church: How Could it be Otherwise?,” This Rock, April 2004, 25-27.
  • “To Orthodox Critics of Catholic Apostolicity: Unity Still Sought,” The Catholic Answer, November/December 1997, 32-35, 38-39, 62.
  • “The Pre-Eminence of St. Peter: 50 New Testament Proofs,” The Catholic Answer, January/February 1997, 32-35.
  • “The Perspicuity (‘Clearness’) of Scripture,” The Coming Home Journal, July–December 1999, 16-18.
  • “The Pleasures and Perils of a Catholic Apologetics Apostolate,” This Rock, November 2004.
  • “A Quick Ten-Step Refutation of Sola Scriptura,” This Rock, September 2004, 18-21.
  • “The Real Martin Luther,” The Catholic Answer, January/February 1993, 32-37.
  • “St. Augustine’s Belief in the Real Presence,” The Coming Home Journal, July–December 1998, 18-20.
  • “Ten Deficiencies of Sola Scriptura as a Rule of Faith,” Catholic Answers Magazine, May / June 2012, 22-25.
  • Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked (pamphlet: Our Sunday Visitor, July 2002).
  • Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked (Spanish edition pamphlet: Our Sunday Visitor, July 2002).
  • “Transubstantiation and the Eucharist,” The Coming Home Journal, July–December 1998, 12-13, 31.

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