"Laying the Foundation: A Handbook of Catholic Apologetics and Fundamental Theology" is a classic text by the late Fr. Joseph Clifford Fenton, a highly respected author, professor, and theologian of the twentieth century. This book appeared in 1942 under the rather unimposing title "We Stand with Christ: an Essay in Catholic Apologetic." It should have become a classic. It is, I believe, the greatest work of apologetics produced in a time of superstar apologists such as F. J. Sheed, Ronald Knox, and Fulton Sheen. It represents the high point of apologetics as well as a gold standard for subsequent works of fundamental theology." - -from the foreword by Scott Hahn, Franciscan University of Steubenville.