Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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This is a valuable introduction to the Catechism by the general editor of the Catechism (Schonborn) and the head of the Bishops Commission for the implementation of the Catechism (Ratzinger). Providing helpful insights on how to read and study the Catechism, this book includes a prehistory of the Catechism, an overview of its structure and contents, the major themes and methods in it, a special introduction to the four parts of the Catechism, and specific advice on how to use the Catechism. Ratzinger and ...

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Overview

This is a valuable introduction to the Catechism by the general editor of the Catechism (Schonborn) and the head of the Bishops Commission for the implementation of the Catechism (Ratzinger). Providing helpful insights on how to read and study the Catechism, this book includes a prehistory of the Catechism, an overview of its structure and contents, the major themes and methods in it, a special introduction to the four parts of the Catechism, and specific advice on how to use the Catechism. Ratzinger and Schonborn illuminate the Catechism's teaching on faith, morals, prayer and sacraments, and how a Catholic lives those teachings in today's world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898704853
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1994
  • Pages: 97
  • Sales rank: 707,177
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church 9
1 On the Prehistory of the Catechism 11
2 Literary Genus, Intended Readership and Method of the Catechism 16
3 The Author of the Catechism and Its Authority 23
4 Structure and Content of the Work 28
Major Themes and Underlying Principles of the Catechism of the Catholic Church 37
1 The Hierarchy of Truth 42
2 The Unity of the Church's Tradition in Space and Time 50
3 Realism in Presenting the Content of Faith 55
A Short Introduction to the Four Parts of the Catechism 59
Prefatory Note: Practical Recommendations for the Use of the Catechism 61
Pt. 1 The Profession of Faith 65
Pt. 2 The Celebration of the Christian Mystery 81
Pt. 3 Life in Christ 87
Pt. 4 Christian Prayer 95
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