Roman Catholicism: The Basics

Author: Michael Walsh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113450263X
Category: Reference
Page: 216
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From the basic ideas and terms, to its structures and practices, this book offers a plain-speaking introduction to Roman Catholicism. It covers: Roman Catholic beliefs and traditions practices and devotional life – rituals, prayer, mass Church structures and authorities – from Vatican to parish church Church hierarchies and people – from bishops to the laity the role of the Church in society. With a glossary, further reading sections and an appendix on the history of the Papacy, this is the perfect guide for anyone wanting to understand more about Roman Catholicism.

Roman Catholicism: The Basics

Author: Michael Walsh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415845014
Category: Reference
Page: 246
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From the most basic terms to the structures and practices of the Church, this book offers a plain-speaking introduction to Roman Catholicism. Now in a second edition, it contains new sections on relations with other faiths, coverage of recent controversies in the Church and an expanded section on social teaching. It covers: Roman Catholic beliefs and traditions practices and devotional life rituals, prayer, mass Church structures and authorities from Vatican to parish church Church hierarchies and people from bishops to the laity the role of the Church in society. With a glossary, further reading sections and reference to official documents of the Church, this is the perfect guide for students approaching the study of Roman Catholicism for the first time."

Basics of a Roman Catholic Theology

Author: William A. Van Roo
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 9788876521973
Category: Religion
Page: 387
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The author says: what I say here briefly will be found stated and elaborated at appropriate places in the course of the book. But anyone who considers reading a book has a right to know some things before he or she decides whether the book id worth looking into. I gather here such helpful information. First, a few words about the title of the book. Some may be shocked or repelled or both by the qualification Roman Catholic. So I shall try to provide a shock-absorber. I Entitle the book as I do simply to be coherent with my conception of what theology is, and my intention to set forth some basics of the theological works which I myself project. As I understand it, theology is the effort to understand within a life of faith. As a work, it is the result of that effort. The matrix, the living setting in which alone a theology can develop, is religious experience of the theologian within his or her community of believers. Outside, or apart from, such a concrete setting, no one can reflect in any meaningful way on the structures of such experience, and of the experienced reality. I cannot, therefore, write a book of basics of theology in general, for I have no experience of what it is to be a Jew or a Moslem, for example, and I could say nothing which would have any claim to account for Jewish or Moslem theology

Katholizismus für Dummies

Author: Rev. John Trigilio, Jr.,Rev. Kenneth Brighenti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527678581
Category: Religion
Page: 408
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Jeder kennt sie, fast jeder hat sich eine Meinung über sie gebildet, aber kaum jemand weiß, wofür sie genau eintritt, was sie genau vermitteln will. Die Rede ist von der katholischen Kirche. »Katholizismus für Dummies« erklärt, wie und warum Katholiken Heilige verehren, was die Sakramente sind, welche Regeln für Katholiken gelten und wie die Kirche aufgebaut ist. Die Leser erfahren, wo die Unterschiede zwischen Katholiken und Protestanten liegen und was die römische Kirche so einzigartig macht. Das Buch ist dabei leicht verständlich und wird trotzdem der jahrhundertelang gereiften Theologie der römisch-katholischen Kirche gerecht.

The Ministry of Hospitality

Author: James A. Comiskey
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814627327
Category: Religion
Page: 40
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Monsignor Comiskey offers practical suggestions for extending hospitality in sacramental moments while teaching, serving, greeting, or in day-by-day living. Comiskey begins with the roots of hospitality and its importance in the Bible and concludes with resources useful to parishes looking to reach out and enhance hospitality. Dedicated to all hospitable people who reach out seeking and finding Christ," Comiskey's work encourages sharing of parish Visions and dreams. Chapters are *Hospitality: Our Roots and Traditions, - *Hospitality: Signs and Earmarks, - *Sacramental Moments: Sunday Liturgy, - *Sacramental Moments: First Eucharist, - *Sacramental Moments: First Reconciliation, - *Ushering, - *Teaching, - *Serving, - *Greeting, - and *Day by Day. - Also includes a Conclusion, References, a *Litany of Hospitality, - a sample *Baptismal Follow-up Letter, - and an *Examination of Conscience for a Member of the Assembly. - Msgr. James A. Comiskey, formerly rector of Christ the King Cathedral in Lubbock, Texas, is a founding member of the Southwest Liturgical Conference. He is the author of This Is Our Church, Esta es nuestra Iglesia, The Ministry of Hospitality and El Ministerio de la Hospitalidad published by Liturgical Press. "

What is Reformed Theology?

Understanding the Basics
Author: R. C. Sproul
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1585586528
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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What Do the Five Points of Calvinism Really Mean? Many have heard of Reformed theology, but may not be certain what it is. Some references to it have been positive, some negative. It appears to be important, and they'd like to know more about it. But they want a full, understandable explanation, not a simplistic one. What Is Reformed Theology? is an accessible introduction to beliefs that have been immensely influential in the evangelical church. In this insightful book, R. C. Sproul walks readers through the foundations of the Reformed doctrine and explains how the Reformed belief is centered on God, based on God's Word, and committed to faith in Jesus Christ. Sproul explains the five points of Reformed theology and makes plain the reality of God's amazing grace.

Saint Mary's Press Glossary of Theological Terms

Author: John T. Ford
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
ISBN: 0884899039
Category: Religion
Page: 207
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Give students beginning definitions or working explanations that serve as the basis for helping them become involved in genuine theological dialogue, discussion, and discovery. The perfect supplement or companion for many different introductory theology and religious studies courses.

The Roman Catholic Tradition

Christian Lifestyle and Behaviour
Author: Joanne Cleave
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435306908
Category: Christian life
Page: 156
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The Roman Catholic tradition: christian lifestyle and behaviour (GCSE Religious studies for AQA)

Look to the Rock

The Catholic League and the Anglican Papalist Quest for Reunion
Author: Michael Walsh
Publisher: Canterbury Press
ISBN: 178622058X
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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This history celebrates the Catholic League, an ecumenical society founded in 1913 to promote the unity of Christians and to encourage the journey of all towards the visible unity of the whole Church. It was founded by Anglicans who believed passionately that the future of their Church lay in the reunion of all Christians in a common Catholic and Apostolic faith in restored full communion with the Successor of Peter in the see of Rome. Today, its members include Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Orthodox, Eastern Catholic, Free Church Christians who work together in pursuit of the League's four objectives: - The promotion of fellowship among those who profess the Catholic faith; - The union of all Christians with the Apostolic See of Rome; - The spread of the Catholic faith; - The deepening of the spiritual life.

The Water Ball

A Story of Faith and Enduring Love
Author: J. David Butler
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469100959
Category: Religion
Page: 621
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A keen observer of those about him, in The Water Ball David captures some of the flavor of the times and places in which he has lived, observed, and experienced life s realities: the good and evil that each person inevitably must face as they travel life s road

Islam: The Key Concepts

Islam: The Key Concepts
Author: Kecia Ali,Oliver Leaman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134155506
Category: Religion
Page: 200
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Islam: The Key Concepts is a clear and concise guide to the religion and culture of Islam. Kecia Ali and Oliver Leaman explore this highly topical subject focusing on key issues including: the Qur’an, faith, theology, gender, fundamentalism, martyrdom, Jihad, Islam in America, Islam in Europe and Islamic Law. This is the ideal study resource and includes: a comprehensive introduction, an alphabetical list of relevant terms (fully cross-referenced), a short bibliographical guide, bibliography, and index. A glossary of all non-English terms is also provided.

Jesus in Beijing

How Christianity Is Transforming China And Changing the Global Balance of Power
Author: David Aikman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1596986522
Category: Religion
Page: 418
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This book details the great unreported story of the Chinese giant, its enormously rapid conversion to Christianity, and what this change means to the global balance of power.

A Foreign and Wicked Institution?

The Campaign Against Convents in Victorian England
Author: Rene Kollar
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630876607
Category: Religion
Page: 318
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Many in Victorian England harbored deep suspicion of convent life. In addition to looking at anti-Catholicism and the fear of both Anglican and Catholic sisterhoods that were established during the nineteenth century, this work explores the prejudice that existed against women in Victorian England who joined sisterhoods and worked in orphanages and in education and were comitted to social work among the urban poor. Women, according to some of these critics, should remain passive in matters of religion. Nuns, however, did play an important role in many areas of life in nineteenth-century England and faced hostility from many who felt threatened and challenged by members of female religious orders. The accomplishments of the nineteenth-century nuns and the opposition they overcame should serve as both an example and encouragement to all men and women committed to the Gospel.

The Catholic Church

What Everyone Needs to Know®
Author: John L. Allen Jr.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199976791
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Roman Catholicism stands at a crossroads, a classic ''best of times, worst of times'' moment. On the one hand, the Catholic Church remains by far the largest branch of the worldwide Christian family, and is growing at a remarkable clip. Yet the Church has also been rocked by a series of scandals related to the sexual abuse of minors by clergy, and, even more devastating, the cover-up by the Church hierarchy. The decade-long crisis has taken a massive financial toll, but the blow to both the internal morale and the external moral standing of the Church has been even steeper. Today, the Church has enormous residual strength and exciting future prospects, but also faces steep internal and external challenges. The question of ''whither Catholicism'' is of vital public relevance, for believers and non-believers alike. In The Catholic Church: What Everyone Needs to Know®, John L. Allen, Jr., one of the world's leading authorities on the Vatican, offers an authoritative and accessible guide to the past, present, and future of the Church What Everyone Needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.


True God, True Man
Author: Matthias Neuman,Thomas P. Walters
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 082942945X
Category: Religion
Page: 109
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Christology: True God, True Man is a thorough presentation of the convictions at the heart of Roman Catholic Christology. Examining faith, reasoning and history as they bear on the question, "Who is this Jesus?" this booklet provides a resource for guiding catechists to a clearer knowledge of Jesus Christ. Catholic Basics: A Pastoral Ministry Series offers an in-depth yet accessible understanding of the fundamentals of the Catholic faith for adults, both those active in pastoral ministry and those preparing for ministry. The series helps readers explore the Catholic tradition and apply what they have learned to their lives and ministry situations. Includes study questions and suggestions for further reading. Because of the intense media-driven culture of American �society, many people have a hard time differentiating between these images of Jesus Christ. They wonder which one is true. Often, their own views wind up a mixture of disparate elements. This struggle may even be the case with people raised in one particular Christian tradition. Chances are they have seen several contrasting images on television and in movies even before beginning formal religious education. This dilemma causes no small challenge for pastoral ministers, who must not only accurately convey the Catholic Church's teaching but also deal deftly with the myriad other images of Jesus Christ--and clearly show the difference. --From the introduction Christology: True God, True Man addresses Standards #520.01-520.04, 520.07, 520.08, 520.17, 520.19, and 532.304.

Catholicism For Dummies

Author: Rev. John Trigilio, Jr.,Rev. Kenneth Brighenti
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764553912
Category: Religion
Page: 432
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There are more than one billion Catholics in the world, and each one has a similar set of basic beliefs and practices that he or she follows. Some of the teachings of Catholicism are thousands of years old, while others are more recent. So what is the Catholic culture like and what do they believe? Catholicism For Dummies answers these and many other questions. Whether you’re a Catholic or not, you may be totally clueless or just unaware of some aspects of Catholic traditions, history, doctrine, worship, devotion, or culture. No sweat. Regardless of whether you’re engaged, married, related to a Catholic, or just curious about what Catholics really do believe, this book is for you. Catholicism For Dummies is not a catechism or religious textbook, but a casual, down-to-earth introduction for non-Catholics and reintroduction for Catholics. It gives commonsense explanations so that the next time you’re invited to a Catholic wedding, Baptism, funeral, Confirmation, or First Communion, you won’t be totally confused. You’ll also discover other important topics that can help you better understand the Catholic culture—from morality and devotions to worship and liturgy. This book will familiarize you with Catholicism by showing you: What it means to be a Catholic: traditions, prayers, beliefs, and holidays Who is who in the Catholic hierarchy How Catholics worship What the Seven Sacraments and Ten Commandments are The book regarded as the holiest to Catholics: The Bible The Church’s stand on some sticky issues Catholicism For Dummies presents a rich tapestry and history of the Catholic faith—from devotions to doctrines. This intelligent and faithful look at Catholicism will open your eyes to this religion and answer many of the questions you may have about it.

This Saint's for You!

300 Heavenly Allies for Architects, Athletes, Brides, Bachelors, Babies, Librarians, Murderers, Whales, Widows, and You
Author: Thomas J. Craughwell
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781594741845
Category: Religion
Page: 480
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Calling all grave-diggers, astronauts and coin collectors, poets, vegetarians and pregnant women. There are more than 450 patron saints for every type of person, place or situation imaginable. Reverant but fun, This Saint's for You! recounts the lives of the saints, explaining why each has become associated with certain people, places and activities. The book also features 350 gorgeous full-colour holy cards that depict these heavenly allies in all their glory.

Music and Theology in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Author: Dr Martin Clarke
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409495094
Category: Music
Page: 280
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The interrelationship of music and theology is a burgeoning area of scholarship in which conceptual issues have been explored by musicologists and theologians including Jeremy Begbie, Quentin Faulkner and Jon Michael Spencer. Their important work has opened up opportunities for focussed, critical studies of the ways in which music and theology can be seen to interact in specific repertoires, genres, and institutions as well as the work of particular composers, religious leaders and scholars. This collection of essays explores such areas in relation to the religious, musical and social history of nineteenth-century Britain. The book does not simply present a history of sacred music of the period, but examines the role of music in the diverse religious life of a century that encompassed the Oxford Movement, Catholic Emancipation, religious revivals involving many different denominations, the production of several landmark hymnals and greater legal recognition for religions other than Christianity. The book therefore provides a valuable guide to the music of this complex historical period.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History

Author: Alvin Jackson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191667609
Category: History
Page: 640
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The study of Irish history, once riven and constricted, has recently enjoyed a resurgence, with new practitioners, new approaches, and new methods of investigation. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History represents the diversity of this emerging talent and achievement by bringing together 36 leading scholars of modern Ireland and embracing 400 years of Irish history, uniting early and late modernists as well as contemporary historians. The Handbook offers a set of scholarly perspectives drawn from numerous disciplines, including history, political science, literature, geography, and the Irish language. It looks at the Irish at home as well as in their migrant and diasporic communities. The Handbook combines sets of wide thematic and interpretative essays, with more detailed investigations of particular periods. Each of the contributors offers a summation of the state of scholarship within their subject area, linking their own research insights with assessments of future directions within the discipline. In its breadth and depth and diversity, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History offers an authoritative and vibrant portrayal of the history of modern Ireland.