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Catholicism : the story of Catholic Christianity

Author: Gerald O'Collins; Mario Farrugia, S.J.
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This book explains how Roman Catholicism and its beliefs and practices came to be what they are. The authors move through history to sum up the present characteristics of Catholic Christianity and the major tests it faces in the third millennium. Explaining matters in a fresh and original way, they do justice to the Catholic heritage and show that Catholicism is a dynamic and living faith. Well-structured, highly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald O'Collins; Mario Farrugia, S.J.
ISBN: 9780198728184 0198728182
OCLC Number: 898153036
Description: xv, 430 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The first thousand years --
The second thousand years --
Revelation, tradition, and Scripture --
The tripersonal God and the incarnate Son --
The human condition: created and sinful --
The life of grace and the hope of glory --
The sacraments --
The Catholic Church and its mission --
Catholic moral life and teaching --
Basic characteristics of Catholicism --
Current challenges.
Responsibility: Gerald O'Collins and Mario Farrugia.

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New edition of an accessible introduction to Catholic Christianity, this book explains with great clarity the major Catholic doctrines and practices as they developed historically.  Read more...

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It can be read with profit and delight as a testament to the great central truths and themes of historic Christianity. A superb achievement. * Rowan Williams * This is a special book which is most Read more...

 
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