Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction

Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction

by Gerald O'Collins

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198796855
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2017
Series: Very Short Introductions Series
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 392,738
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Gerald O'Collins, SJ, PhD (Cantab.) is Adjunct Professor of the Australian Catholic University, a research fellow of the University of Divinity (Melbourne), and Professor Emeritus of the Gregorian University (Rome), where he taught for 33 years and also served as Dean of the Faculty of Theology. He has written or co-written 67 books, including Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity (OUP, 2004), Salvation for All (OUP, 2008), and The Second Vatican Council on Other Religions (OUP, 2013). He has authored hundreds of articles in professional and popular journals, and lectured at many universities and colleges worldwide. In 2006 he was created a Companion of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AC), the highest civil honour granted through the Australian government.

Table of Contents

1. From Pentecost to Christopher Columbus (AD 30-1492)
2. From Christopher Columbus to date (1492-2016)
3. Catholics on God and the human condition
4. The sacraments and the Catholic Church
5. Catholic moral life and teaching
6. Characteristics of Catholicism
7. The future of Catholicism
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