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Catholicism : the story of Catholic Christianity

Author: Gerald O'Collins; Mario Farrugia
Publisher: 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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald O'Collins; Mario Farrugia
ISBN: 0198728182 9780198728184
OCLC Number: 913120698
Accession No: (DE-604)BV042574681
Description: xv, 430 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations ; Abbreviations ; Picture Credits ; 1. The First Thousand Years ; 2. The Second Thousand Years ; 3. Revelation, Tradition, and Scripture ; 4. The Tripersonal God and the Incarnate Son ; 5. The Human Condition ; 6. The Life of Grace and the Hope of Glory ; 7. The Sacraments ; 8. The Catholic Church and its Mission ; 9. Catholic Moral Life and Teaching ; 10. Basic Characteristics of Catholicism ; 11. 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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