Author O'Collins, Gerald
Title Catholicism : A Very Short Introduction
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008
©2008
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Descript 1 online resource (161 pages)
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Series Very Short Introductions
Very Short Introductions
Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- List of illustrations -- 1 From Pentecost to Christopher Columbus (AD 30-1492) -- 2 From Christopher Columbus to date (1492-2008) -- 3 Catholics on God and the human condition -- 4 The sacraments and the Catholic Church -- 5 Catholic moral life and teaching -- 6 Characteristics of Catholicism -- 7 The future of Catholicism -- Further reading -- Timeline -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Z
What are the origins of the Catholic Church? How has Catholicism changed and adapted over the centuries? What challenges does the Catholic Church face in the twenty-first century? Gerald O'Collins answers these and other questions in this clear, accessible introduction to the largest and oldest institution in the world. - ;Despite a long history of external threats and internal strife, the Roman Catholic Church and the broader reality of Catholicism remain a vast and valuable presence into the third millennium of world history. What are the origins of the Catholic Church? How has Catholicism changed and adapted to such vast and diverse cultural influences over the centuries? What great challenges does the Catholic Church now face in the twenty-first century, both within its own life and in its relation to others around the world?. In this Very Short Introduction, Gerald O'Collins draws on the best current scholarship available to answer these questions and to present, in clear and accessible language, a fresh introduction to the largest and oldest institution in the world. -
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: O'Collins, Gerald Catholicism : A Very Short Introduction Oxford : Oxford University Press,c2008 9780199545919
Subject Catholic Church -- Doctrines.;Catholic Church -- Customs and practices
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