Roman Catholicism: The Basics

Roman Catholicism: The Basics

by Taylor and 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

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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
Sales rank:
1,136,226
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Michael Walsh has retired recently as Librarian of Heythrop College, University of London. He now edits the Heythrop Journal. A former Jesuit, he has written on many aspects of the history of Christianity, and especially on the contemporary Church.

Table of Contents

1The church, Catholic and Roman12
2Authority29
3People50
4Structures69
5The Vatican82
6The liturgy99
7Devotional life122
8The church in society146
AppHistory of the Papacy162

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