Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity

Paperback | February 13, 2015

byGerald OCollins, Mario Farrugia

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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 throughhistory 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 livingfaith. 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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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 throughhistory to sum up the present characteristics ...

Gerald O'Collins, S.J., A.C., is Professor Emeritus of Gregorian University in Rome. Mario Farrugia, S.J., is Professor of Systematic Theology at Gregorian University in Rome.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.07 inPublished:February 13, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198728182

ISBN - 13:9780198728184

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List of IllustrationsAbbreviationsPicture Credits1. The First Thousand Years2. The Second Thousand Years3. Revelation, Tradition, and Scripture4. The Tripersonal God and the Incarnate Son5. The Human Condition6. The Life of Grace and the Hope of Glory7. The Sacraments8. The Catholic Church and its Mission9. Catholic Moral Life and Teaching10. Basic Characteristics of Catholicism11. Current Challenges

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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