Roman Catholicism: The Basics

Roman Catholicism: The Basics

by Taylor and Francis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415263816

ISBN-13: 9780415263818

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

From the basic ideas and terms, to its structures and practices, this book offers a plain-speaking introduction to Roman Catholicism. It covers:


  • Roman Catholic beliefs and traditions

  • practices and devotional life – rituals, prayer, mass

  • Church structures and authorities – from Vatican to parish

Overview

From the basic ideas and terms, to its structures and practices, this book offers a plain-speaking introduction to Roman Catholicism. It covers:


  • Roman Catholic beliefs and traditions

  • practices and devotional life – rituals, prayer, mass

  • Church structures and authorities – from Vatican to parish church

  • Church hierarchies and people – from bishops to the laity

  • the role of the Church in society.

With a glossary, further reading sections and an appendix on the history of the Papacy, this is the perfect guide for anyone wanting to understand more about Roman Catholicism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415263818
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Basics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Church - Catholic and Roman

2. What do Catholics believe?

3. Authority

4. People

5. Structures

6. The Vatican

7. The Liturgy

8. Devotional Life

9. The Church in Society

10. Unfinished Business

Appendix: The history of the Papacy

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

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