Catholicism A Very Short Introduction

Author: Gerald O'Collins
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198796854
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Despite a long history of external threats and internal strife, the Roman Catholic Church remains a vast and influential presence in our modern world. But what were its origins, and how has it changed and adapted over the centuries? After Pope Benedict XVI dramatically resigned in early 2013 (the first Pope to resign since the fifteenth century), and Pope Francis was elected, many wondered what direction he would lead the Church in, and whether the Church could modernise in the face of the demands of our world. In this Very Short Introduction, Gerald O'Collins covers the history of the Catholic Church, and considers some of the key issues facing Catholicism today, such as the catastrophic revelations about clerical child abuse, the impact of the growth of Islam, and the destruction in the Middle East of ancient Christian church communities. He also shows how Catholics are being increasingly challenged by an opposition between their traditional Christian values and rights which are endorsed by the secular world, such as the right to physician assisted suicide or same-sex marriage, and considers the future for the largest and oldest institution in the world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Author: Richard P. McBrien
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062302167
Size: 16,69 MB
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A new study edition of the classic that has sold over 150,000 copies.

A Biblical Defense Of Catholicism

Author: Dave Armstrong
Editor: Sophia Institute Press
ISBN: 1928832954
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A Biblical defence of the Catholic Faith. With a mastery of Scripture equal to that of the most committed Protestants, author David Armstrong shows that the Catholic Church is the "Bible Church par excellence," and that many common Protestant doctrines are in fact not biblical.

Roman Catholicism And Political Form

Author: Carl Schmitt
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313301056
Size: 20,82 MB
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A translation of Carl Schmitt's classic explanation of the nature and historical/sociological significance of political Catholicism.

Understanding Roman Catholicism

Author: Rick Jones
Editor: Chick Publications
ISBN: 9780937958483
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Are Roman Catholics REALLY Christians? This eye-opening book examines 37 main Catholic doctrines, quoting official Catholic doctrine, then compares each doctrine with the Word of God. Written in a loving style, yet without compromising, this book clearly shows the eternal destiny of those who follow the pope of Rome. If you want to talk intelligently with Catholics about their salvation, you first must know what they believe. If you are like most Christians you will be shocked when you learn what Catholicism really teaches. Must reading for every Chrisitan who knows or talks with any Roman Catholics.

Media Culture And Catholicism

Author: Paul A. Soukup
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781556127694
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This collection of essays addresses the issue of communication and ministry in a mass-media dominated society.

Milton And Catholicism

Author: Ronald Corthell
Editor: University of Notre Dame Pess
ISBN: 0268100845
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This collection of original essays by literary critics and historians analyzes a wide range of Milton’s writing, from his early poetry, through his mid-century political prose, to De Doctrina Christiana, which was unpublished in his lifetime, and finally to his last and greatest poems. The contributors investigate the rich variety of approaches to Milton’s engagement with Catholicism and its relationship to reformed religion. The essays address latent tensions and contradictions, explore the nuances of Milton’s relationship to the easy commonplaces of Protestant compatriots, and disclose the polemical strategies and tactics that often shape that engagement. The contributors link Milton and Catholicism with early modern confessional conflicts between Catholics and Protestants that in turn led to new models and standards of authority, scholarship, and interiority. In Milton’s case, he deployed anti-Catholicism as a rhetorical device and the negative example out of which Protestants could shape their identity. The contributors argue that Milton’s anti-Catholicism aligns with his understanding of inwardness and conscience and illuminates one of the central conflicts between Catholics and Protestants in the period. Building on recent scholarship on Catholic and anti-Catholic discourses over the English Tudor and Stuart period, new understandings of martyrdom, and scholarship on Catholic women, Milton and Catholicism, provides a diverse and multifaceted investigation into a complex and little-explored field in Milton studies. Contributors: Alastair Bellany, Thomas Cogswell, Thomas N. Corns, Ronald Corthell, Angelica Duran, Martin Dzelzainis, John Flood, Estelle Haan, and Elizabeth Sauer.

Delineation Of Roman Catholicism

Author: Charles Elliott
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The Facts On Roman Catholicism

Author: John Ankerberg
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736939083
Size: 14,67 MB
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Well-known authors and researchers John Ankerberg, John Weldon, and Dillon Burroughs have updated and revised The Facts on Roman Catholicism, an important title from the popular Facts On Series (more than 1.9 million copies of books from this series sold). Presented in a convenient question-and-answer format, readers are given a general overview and detailed information based on a biblical evaluation of the Roman Catholic Church. They discover similarities and differences between the basic theologies of Catholicism and Protestantism. Topics include: Have the basic doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church changed? What are the sacraments, and how do they function in the life of a Catholic believer? What does the Catholic Church teach concerning salvation? What unique role does Mary have in Roman Catholicism, and is it biblical? Can the differences between Catholics and Evangelicals be set aside?

Asante Catholicism

Author: J. Pashington Obeng
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004106314
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This is a fresh account of African Catholicism among the Asante of Ghana, combining ethnographic detail, secondary sources, and personal reflection. It clarifies how Asante Catholics extend and transform their indigenous ideas and practices, thereby reshaping Christianity.