The Everything Guide to Catholicism: A complete introduction to the beliefs, traditions, and tenets of the Catholic Church from past to present

The Everything Guide to Catholicism: A complete introduction to the beliefs, traditions, and tenets of the Catholic Church from past to present

by Richard Gribble
     
 

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Why do Catholics confess their sins? What does Jesus' second coming mean? How does someone, such as Mother Teresa, become a saint?

This guide answers these questions and more. This resource addresses the teachings, tradition, history, and theology of the Catholic Church. With this guide, you'll learn the foundations of the faith. Featuring explanations of:

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Overview

Why do Catholics confess their sins? What does Jesus' second coming mean? How does someone, such as Mother Teresa, become a saint?

This guide answers these questions and more. This resource addresses the teachings, tradition, history, and theology of the Catholic Church. With this guide, you'll learn the foundations of the faith. Featuring explanations of:

  • What the parts of the Mass mean
  • Baptism, confirmation, and the other sacraments
  • The priesthood and religious life today
  • The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ
  • Mary's relationship with modern Catholics
  • Sin, judgment, and salvation
This approachable book also highlights twenty-first-century issues and questions modern Catholics face, including gay marriage, abortion, and the death penalty. It's the ultimate guide to understanding Catholicism for readers of all backgrounds and faiths.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440504099
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
12/16/2010
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Richard Gribble, CSC, PhD holds a doctorate in Church History from the Catholic University of America and two master's degrees in Sacred Theology and Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA. He is a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross and a professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College. Father Gribble has taught Catholic Church history and theology since 1995, both at Stonehill and the University of Notre Dame. He has written twenty-five books and hundreds of articles on American church history and spirituality. Recent articles have appeared in Catholic Historical Review, American Catholic Studies, Journal of Church and State, and U.S. Catholic Historian, among many others.

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