Understanding Catholicism / Edition 2

Understanding Catholicism / Edition 2

by Monika K. Hellwig
     
 

This book is specifically addressed to "people who worry when they have questions about their faith or when they begin to realize that the old explanations, which were good enough before, no longer seem to offer coherent meaning." Eleven succinct chapters touch on the central tenets of Catholic belief, outlining the historical conditions from which they arose and… See more details below

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This book is specifically addressed to "people who worry when they have questions about their faith or when they begin to realize that the old explanations, which were good enough before, no longer seem to offer coherent meaning." Eleven succinct chapters touch on the central tenets of Catholic belief, outlining the historical conditions from which they arose and showing how they nourish the religious search of thoughtful people today. The text, originally published in 1981, has been completely revised and updated for readers in a new century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809140633
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,252,926
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Faith and Understanding: Sources and Resources1
I.Human Life before God13
1.God Revealed as Powerful Compassion15
2.Creation in God's Image29
3.Sin and Sinfulness43
II.Jesus, the Compassion of God59
4.Jesus, Savior and Son of God61
5.The Death of Jesus, Our Liberation83
6.The Resurrection, Foundation for Our Hope103
III.The Spirit in the Church113
7.The Church as Communion and Institution115
8.The Fragrance of the Spirit in the Sacraments138
9.Newness of Life in the Gift of the Spirit160
IV.The Mystery of the End171
10.The Kingdom of Heaven and the World to Come173
11.The Triune God of Christian Faith186
Index195

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