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Catholicism : a very short introduction

Author: Gerald O'Collins
Publisher: [Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd ednView all editions and formats
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Among the topics covered in this introduction to the largest and oldest institution in the world are the origins of the Catholic Church, how Catholicism has changed and adapted over the centuries and the challenges the Catholic Church faces in the 21st century.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald O'Collins
ISBN: 9780191838521 0191838527
OCLC Number: 1002911251
Notes: This edition previously issued in print: 2017.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: From Pentecost to Christopher Columbus (AD 30-1492) --
From Christopher Columbus to the present (1492-2017) --
Catholics on God and the human condition --
The sacraments and the Catholic Church --
Catholic moral life and teaching --
Characteristics of Catholicism --
The future of Catholicism.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Gerald O'Collins.

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