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Catholicism - Richard P McBrien

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A new study edition of the classic that has sold over 150,000 copies.

"Seldom are masterpieces improved on...[but] this new edition must be hailed as a great triumph in its own right."--Eugene Kennedy"The clearest and most competent guide in the English language to the Catholic Church's origins, teaching, traditions, and developments."--Gerald O'Collins, S.J., Gregorian University"This new edition of "Catholicism" exhibits all the virtues of past editions. Written with biblical, historical and ecumenical sensitivities, the work is remarkable for its vast scope, its nuanced discussion of complex issues, and its jargon-free economy."--Anne Carr, University of Chicago Divinity School"Now McBrien has even surpassed his previous achievement, and has ensured the continued service of this modern classic."--Thomas H. Groome, Boston College"["Catholicism"]...now commendably contains developments of the past decade from papal teaching to liberation and feminist theologies."--Elizabeth A. Johnson, Fordham University"Professor McBrien's impressive "Catholicism" is already well known to the ecumenical world. This new and complete revision will again be a major source of information regarding the Roman Catholic Church."--George L. Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury"A vital resource for grasping the dynamism of Catholicism."--Mary C. Boys, S.N.J.M., Union Theological Seminary"No less indispensable now than was its predecessor."--Nicholas Lash, Cambridge University

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
What is Catholicism?p. 3
Faith and Its Outcomes: Theology, Doctrine, Discipleshipp. 19
The Human Condition Todayp. 77
Understandings of Human Existencep. 99
A Theology of Human Existence: Nature, Grace, Original Sinp. 157
Belief and Unbelief: The Search for Godp. 205
Revelation: God's Self-Disclosure to Usp. 227
The Triune Godp. 275
God: Special Questionsp. 333
Religion and Its Varietiesp. 359
Christ and Contemporary Culturep. 399
The Christ of the New Testamentp. 415
The Christ of Postbiblical Theology and Doctrinep. 461
The Christ of Contemporary Theologyp. 491
Special Questions in Christologyp. 539
The Church of the New Testamentp. 571
The Church in Historyp. 607
The Church of the Second Vatican Councilp. 655
The Church in Contemporary Theology and Doctrinep. 691
Special Questions in Ecclesiologyp. 739
The Sacraments in Generalp. 787
The Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharistp. 805
The Sacraments of Healing: Penance and Anointing of the Sickp. 835
The Sacraments of Vocation and Commitment: Matrimony and Holy Orderp. 851
Christian Morality: A Historical Perspectivep. 883
Foundations of Christian Moralityp. 921
Christian Morality: Special Questionsp. 981
Christian Spiritualityp. 1019
Worship: Liturgy, Prayer, Devotionsp. 1063
Mary and the Saintsp. 1077
The Last Thingsp. 1123
Conclusionp. 1185
Catholicism: A Synthesisp. 1187
Appendixp. 1203
Discussion Questionsp. 1213
Glossaryp. 1233
Index of Subjectsp. 1255
Index of Personal Namesp. 1273
About the Authorp. 1287
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ISBN: 9780060654054
ISBN-10: 0060654058
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1344
Published: 9th February 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.0 x 23.5  x 6.0
Weight (kg): 1.43