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The complete idiot's guide to understanding Catholicism

Author: Robert T O'Gorman; Mary Faulkner
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, ©2000.
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An introduction to Catholicism that provides information on its origins, rise to power, traditions, ceremonies, saints, popes, and other related topics.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert T O'Gorman; Mary Faulkner
ISBN: 0028636392 9780028636399
OCLC Number: 43674393
Description: xxii, 409 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1: What's a Catholic? --
Can you judge a Catholic by the cover? --
The people: Many faces, many flags --
Catholicism: It's a big tent --
The Vatican: The church that's a country --
The '60s: Seeds of revolution --
Part 2: Putting the "ism" in Catholicism: Becoming Catholic, becoming different --
"It's elementary, my dear Watson" --
The Bible --
Birth and spirit of a new religion --
Part 3: The sensuous side of Catholicism: How Catholics experience God --
Tasting, touching, smelling God --
Jesus: The original sacrament --
Seven sensual sacraments --
Who is Mary? --
Part 4: Imagination and prayer --
Feeding the imagination --
Catholic prayers and music: Tangible poetry --
For Catholics prayer is more than just words --
The mass: The Catholics' big dinner party --
Part 5: Catholic identity: What makes a Catholic? --
It's a tribe --
The teaching church: More than just a slap with the ruler --
The teachings of the church: More than just the party line --
The church: Moving from steeple to people --
Part 6: The church's history --
The Roman establishment --
Division, debauchery, and reform --
The birth of the church in the new land --
Catholics earn their citizenship --
Face to face in the third millennium: The church looks to the future.
Other Titles: Understanding Catholicism
Responsibility: by Bob O'Gorman and Mary Faulkner.
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An introduction to Catholicism that provides information on its origins, rise to power, traditions, ceremonies, saints, popes, and other related topics.

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