Teach Yourself Catholicism

Overview

Discover Catholicism and its role in our world

Teach Yourself Catholicism is a comprehensive guide to the Catholic faith. It begins by focusing on the essential beliefs of Catholicism before delving into the history of the Catholic Church and the roots of its traditions and practices. Considering the key influences in over 2000 years of fascinating history, you will soon have a good understanding of, amongst other things, the role of Jesus and Mary, the Papacy, the Great Schism ...

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Overview

Discover Catholicism and its role in our world

Teach Yourself Catholicism is a comprehensive guide to the Catholic faith. It begins by focusing on the essential beliefs of Catholicism before delving into the history of the Catholic Church and the roots of its traditions and practices. Considering the key influences in over 2000 years of fascinating history, you will soon have a good understanding of, amongst other things, the role of Jesus and Mary, the Papacy, the Great Schism and the Reformation. Peter Stanford also focuses on the church in the modern world, assessing the Second Vatican Council and the key debates and questions that surround the religion today: Why has the Catholic church been so riled by the Da Vinci Code? How does Catholicism relate to our world today? Is there such a thing as a Catholic morality? Never shying away from difficult questions, Teach Yourself Catholicism is an informative and engaging read.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071602549
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/21/2008
  • Series: Teach Yourself Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Stanford is a full-time freelance writer and broadcaster. He is a regular contributor to the Independent on Sunday, Independent, Observer, and the Daily Mail and has written many books on Catholicism. He has presented and produced award-winning radio and television programmes and series, including three adaptations of his own books and was the editor of the Catholic Herald.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: CATHOLICISM—THE BASICS
1. One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic
2. Once a Catholic PART TWO: THE HISTORY OF CATHOLICISM
3. The roots of belief and practice
4. Church and State
5. Reformation and Reform PART THREE: PAPACY, AUTHORITY AND TRADITION
6. The Church of Rome
7. Traditions and Teachings FOUR: THE CHURCH IN THE MODERN WORLD
8. 'Opening a Window on the World'
9. Modernization in Practice
10. God and Caesar
11. 'A Sign of Contradiction'
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Peter Stanford is a full-time freelance writer and broadcaster. He is a regular contributor to the Independent on Sunday, Independent, Observer, and the Daily Mail and has written many books on Catholicism. He has presented and produced award-winning radio and television programmes and series, including three adaptations of his own books and was the editor of the Catholic Herald.

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