Church History

Twenty Centuries of Catholic Christianity


Author: John C. Dwyer

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809138302

Category: Religion

Page: 436

View: 9967

A history of the church from its beginnings to the present that reflects on successes and failures over the years.


The Story of Catholic Christianity


Author: Gerald O'Collins,Mario Farrugia

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198728182

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 8055

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 informative, and clearly written, the book does not evade critical problems and the negative side of history. Rather, O'Collins and Farrugia explore challenges facing Catholics and other Christians and engage with contemporary moral issues. --Book cover,

Catholic Christianity

A Complete Catechism of Catholic Beliefs Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church


Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681490706

Category: Religion

Page: 425

View: 6127

For the first time in 400 years the Catholic Church has authorized an official universal catechism which instantly became an international best-seller, the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Using this official Catechism, the highly-regarded author and professor Peter Kreeft presents a complete compendium of all the major beliefs of Catholicism written in his readable and concise style. Since the Catechism of the Catholic Church was written for the express purpose of grounding and fostering catechisms based on it for local needs and ordinary readers, Kreeft does just that, offering a thorough summary of Catholic doctrine, morality, and worship in a popular format with less technical language. He presents a systematic, organic synthesis of the essential and fundamental Catholic teachings in the light of the Second Vatican Council and the whole of the Church's Tradition. This book is the most thorough, complete and popular catechetical summary of Catholic belief in print that is based on the universal Catechism.

Understanding Catholic Christianity


Author: Thomas Zanzig

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 0884896846

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 6450

As young teens begin to understand the rich heritage of Catholicism, they need a text that engages them at their stage of life. The one- or two-semester course Understanding Catholic Christianity offers a comprehensive overview of Catholicism for ninth graders that gives these teens a foundation in their religion. Through engaging stories, writings by teens, and inspiring original artwork, the student text comes alive. This extensively revised edition of Understanding Catholic Christianity was developed using the Catechism of the Catholic Church and covers topics including faith; the adolescent; the Jewish roots of Catholic Christianity; Jesus Christ's life, ministry, death, and Resurrection; the sacraments and the liturgical year; and spirituality and prayer.

A History of Exorcism in Catholic Christianity


Author: Francis Young

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319291122

Category: History

Page: 275

View: 6294

This book traces the development of exorcism in Catholic Christianity from the fourth century to the present day, and seeks to explain why exorcism is still so much in demand. This is the first work in English to trace the development of the liturgy, practice and authorisation of exorcisms in Latin Christianity. The rite of exorcism, and the claim by Roman Catholic priests to be able to drive demons from the possessed, remains an enduring source of popular fascination, but the origins and history of this controversial rite have been little explored. Arguing that belief in the need for exorcism typically re-emerges at periods of crisis for the church, Francis Young explores the shifting boundaries between authorised exorcisms and unauthorised magic throughout Christian history, from Augustine of Hippo to Pope Francis. This book offers the historical background to – and suggests reasons for – the current resurgence of exorcism in the global Catholic Church.

Catholic Christianity

A Guide to the Way, the Truth, and the Life


Author: Richard Chilson

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809128785

Category: Religion

Page: 472

View: 6648

When Thomas asked him 'How can we know the way?' Jesus replied, 'I am the way, the truth and the life.' This book will serve as a guide for all who seek to walk with Jesus on their Christian journey. This book gradually leads one through the many layers of Catholic Christianity as the way, the truth and the life.

Caste, Catholic Christianity, and the Language of Conversion

Social Change and Cultural Translation in Tamil Country, 1519-1774


Author: S. Jeyaseela Stephen

Publisher: Gyan Publishing House

ISBN: 9788178356860

Category: Missions, Portuguese

Page: 402

View: 5614

Based on a wide range of published sources, archival material and field data, this book is an in-depth study of the Portuguese Christian, missions and missionaries in the Tamil coast and hinterland between 1519 and 1774. It presents a fresh analysis on the theme of the Portuguese contribution to Tamil language and printing press. The book presents the best socio-historical and missionary study of Christianity for understanding the history of the Tamil Society.

Religion and Life through Roman Catholic Christianity (Unit 3) and Religion and Society


Author: Victor W. Watton,Robert M. Stone

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471833232

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 9308

The only book on the market to bring together Unit 3 and Unit 8 from the Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies specification, ensuring that students have everything they need in one place. - Engages students with each area of the specification through quotes, summaries and questions for every topic - Helps students prepare for assessment with up-to-date guidance including exam-style questions, sample student answers and advice - Offers a full-course book from best-selling author Victor Watton drawing on his many years' experience writing textbooks and learning resources