Historical Dictionary of Catholicismby William J. Collinge
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. 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.
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
- Publication date:
- Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series, #12
- Edition description:
- Older Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 5.74(w) x 8.78(h) x 1.43(d)
Table of Contents
Editor’s Foreword (Jon Woronoff)
Acronyms and Abbreviations
II: Ecumenical Councils
III: The Documents of Vatican Council II
IV: Papal Encyclicals
About the Author
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