Historical Dictionary of Catholicism

Historical Dictionary of Catholicism

by William J. Collinge
     
 

ISBN-10: 081083233X

ISBN-13: 9780810832336

Pub. Date: 12/28/1996

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Provides comprehensive coverage of Catholicism, with emphasis on theology, doctrine, and liturgy. It covers the entire Catholic tradition from the time of Christ, and includes the periods before the division of Christianity into Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant, but the main emphasis is on the development of Latin-rite ceremony in the United States.

Overview

Provides comprehensive coverage of Catholicism, with emphasis on theology, doctrine, and liturgy. It covers the entire Catholic tradition from the time of Christ, and includes the periods before the division of Christianity into Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant, but the main emphasis is on the development of Latin-rite ceremony in the United States. The introduction and an eight page chronological chart offer an overview of the history. The "Dictionary" contains five hundred brief articles complemented by about four hundred cross-references and index references. The volume discusses not only normative Catholicism but also heretical, schismatic, and dissident movements. On controversial issues, such as sexual morality, the dictionary endeavors to give a fair and sympathetic exposition of conflicting points of view. Appendixes list information on popes, councils, church documents, and prayers. The book concludes with a seventy-page bibliography, subdivided by subject.

Author Biography: William J. Collinge is Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Mount Saint Mary's College.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810832336
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series, #12
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.78(h) x 1.43(d)

Table of Contents

Editor’s Foreword (Jon Woronoff)
Preface
Reader’s Note
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Chronology
Introduction
The Dictionary
Appendixes
I. Popes
II: Ecumenical Councils
III: The Documents of Vatican Council II
IV: Papal Encyclicals
V: Prayers
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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