Saint Benedict's Press pulls no punches with it's 2010 release of The Judas Syndrome: Seven Ancient Heresies Return to Betray Christ Anew
by Thomas Colyandro. The book feel like a sprite guide of some of seven heresies that damaged the body of Christ and reveals them to be rehashed and stale lies about everything from the Divinity of Christ to the Just Judgement. It is an essential volume for any Catholic and an eye-opener for non-Catholic Christians.
Author Thomas Colyandro presents the facts (clearly and directly) against Gnosticism/Docetism, Arianism, Pelagianism, Iconoclasm, Macedoniasm, Origenism, Messalianism and ties them to their modern regurgitation: Scientology, Jehovah's Witnesses and Unitarian Universalists, individualism, removal of Christian images, New Agers, Secularism/Relativism and lastly Buddhism and many non-Catholic Christians, respectively. After examining the roots and reinvention of Jesus' betrayers, Mr. Colyandro presents readers with useful and relevant insights for combating these heresies that are both seemingly increasing in popularity and may, at times, be difficult to refute for those who care or know little about the Faith. In his final chapter, the author provides the best method of combating heresies - the Sacred Liturgy of the Church.
Many Christians are susceptible to the sweet hiss of the Enemy's forked tongue and pleasing sound of the jingling sack of coins offered by the Judas Syndrome simply because they lack an understanding and appreciation of the Liturgy, the Real Presence and the Fullness of Truth found only in the Catholic Church.
Make every effort to purchase and study this book. The text is orthodox and the references are solid. It is a must have for apologists, catechists, students first leaving the home and anyone interested in navigating the pitfalls of heresy that abound in today's new world of relativism.