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Examines the character of the contemporary Catholic Church, the roots of the present crisis in Catholicism, and the Catholic doctrines concerning human existence, Jesus Christ, Christian existence, and the nature and mission of the Church

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Genre: Religion
Author: Richard P. McBrien
Publisher: Harpercollins
Release: 1994
File: 1286 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105006068410

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Despite a long history of external threats and internal strife, the Roman Catholic Church remains a vast and influential presence in our modern world. But what were its origins, and how has it changed and adapted over the centuries? After Pope Benedict XVI dramatically resigned in early 2013 (the first Pope to resign since the fifteenth century), and Pope Francis was elected, many wondered what direction he would lead the Church in, and whether the Church could modernise in the face of the demands of our world. In this Very Short Introduction, Gerald O'Collins covers the history of the Catholic Church, and considers some of the key issues facing Catholicism today, such as the catastrophic revelations about clerical child abuse, the impact of the growth of Islam, and the destruction in the Middle East of ancient Christian church communities. He also shows how Catholics are being increasingly challenged by an opposition between their traditional Christian values and rights which are endorsed by the secular world, such as the right to physician assisted suicide or same-sex marriage, and considers the future for the largest and oldest institution in the world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Author: Gerald O'Collins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2017-05-08
File: 168 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780198796855

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The bestselling Catholicism has now been revised and updated for an eagerly-anticipated second edition. This lucid and accessible account explains how Roman Catholicism and its beliefs and practices came to be what they are. Renowned scholars Gerald O'Collins and Mario Farrugia move through history to sum up the present characteristics of Catholic Christianity and the major challenges it faces in the third millennium. Clear and engaging, the authors present matters in a fresh and original way. They skilfully depict the Catholic heritage and show that Catholicism is a dynamic and living faith. O'Collins and Farrugia engage with contemporary moral issues and explore the challenges which Catholics and other Christians must face. This is an authoritative, lively, and up-to-date introduction to Catholicism for the twenty-first century.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Gerald J. O'Collins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release: 2014-12-25
File: 440 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780191043925

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Author: George Brantl
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Release: 1961
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 1568526709

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Describes the elements of Catholicism, focusing on the life, incarnation, and teachings of Jesus Christ; the sacraments; worship and prayer; Mary, the Apostles, and the Saints; and grace, salvation, and heaven and hell.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Robert Barron
Publisher: Image
Release: 2011
File: 291 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307720511

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Karl Keating defends Catholicism from fundamentalist attacks and explains why fundamentalism has been so successful in converting "Romanists". After showing the origins of fundamentalism, he examines representative anti-Catholic groups and presents their arguments in their own words. His rebuttals are clear, detailed, and charitable. Special emphasis is given to the scriptural basis for Catholic doctrines and beliefs.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Karl Keating
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Release: 2016-10-19
File: 360 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781681490793

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A history of the first 400 years of Catholic life in Canada.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Terence J. Fay
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release: 2002
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 0773523146

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"Encyclopedia of World Religions" explores the major religions of the world, emphasizing the living faiths and their background. Each illustrated volume provides access to the theological concepts, personalities, historical events, institutions, and movements that helped shape the history of each religion and the way it is practiced.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Frank K. Flinn
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release: 2006
File: 705 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780816075652

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Aimed at a wide audience of readers, The Anthropology of Catholicism is the first companion guide to this burgeoning field within the anthropology of Christianity. Bringing to light Catholicism’s long but comparatively ignored presence within the discipline of anthropology, the book introduces readers to key studies in the field, as well as to current analyses on the present and possible futures of Catholicism globally. This reader provides both ethnographic material and theoretical reflections on Catholicism around the world, demonstrating how a revised anthropology of Catholicism can generate new insights and analytical frameworks that will impact anthropology as well as other disciplines.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Kristin Norget
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2017-01-31
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780520288423

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There are more than 50 million Roman Catholics in the United States…over one billion in the entire world. Most see their Roman Catholic traditions and the Christian faith as one and the same. Yet the sad fact is that there are vast differences between Catholicism and Christianity. Christianity was founded not as an institution, but as a witness to Jesus Christ. It is Christ, not Christianity, that has the power to change lives. Catholicism arose from the ruins of the Roman Empire. It brought itself to power through the glory of Rome by deception and force. And by force and bloodshed it has maintained that power throughout the years. Millions of people around the world are following an institution, without the slightest understanding of the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ. This powerful book examines each of the basic tenets of Catholicism and compares them against the standards and precepts of the Word of God. It is an enlightening look behind the scenes into the history of the Catholic church and the establishment of its power throughout the ages. It is also a book of hope and promise as it lays bare the institution and proclaims the Person of Jesus Christ. It is a book that every Catholic must read and every Christian should read.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Jimmy Swaggart
Publisher: Jimmy Swaggart Ministries
Release: 2020-03-20
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780935113020

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