Roman Catholicism: The Basics

Author: Michael Walsh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135012083
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.

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.

Basics of the Catholic Faith

Author: Bill Coleman,William V. Coleman,Patty Coleman,Lisa M. Coleman
Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications
ISBN: 9781585951093
Category: Religion
Page: 130
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This appealing reference tool offers a wealth of information about Jesus and his message, the Bible and the people and events in it, the Mass and the sacraments and their rituals, the church and its beliefs, its. saints, its prayers, and its traditions.

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

Catholicism For Dummies

Author: Rev. John Trigilio, Jr.,Rev. Kenneth Brighenti
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764553912
Category: Religion
Page: 432
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New Testament Basics for Catholics

Author: John Bergsma
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1594715831
Category: Religion
Page: 320
View: 1965

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Award-winning author and theology professor John Bergsma follows up his popular Bible Basics for Catholics—which has sold more than 60,000 copies—with a more in-depth look at the New Testament. Using simple illustrations and the same clear, conversational style that characterized his earlier book, Bergsma introduces four of the most important writers in the New Testament: Matthew, Luke, Paul, and John. With humor and simple illustrations, theology professor John Bergsma focuses on Matthew, Luke, Paul, and John, whose writings comprise about 90 percent of the New Testament. The gospel of Matthew, written for Jewish Christians, illuminates the life and teachings of Christ as the long-promised Messiah. In Luke's gospel, readers will delve into the infancy and Triduum narratives, as well as the Acts of the Apostles and the life of the early Church. This leads the reader to discover St. Paul and his first and arguably greatest theological treatise: Romans. Finally, “the beloved apostle” St. John draws us in to the unsurpassed beauty of the fourth gospel, as well as the most mysterious book of the New Testament: the book of Revelation. A concluding chapter offers suggestions for further study. Intended as an introductory work for those who are new to scripture study, New Testament Basics for Catholics does not aspire to be a comprehensive guide to all twenty-seven books of the New Testament, but is intended to lay the foundation for a lifetime of scripture reading.

The Cardinals

Thirteen Centuries of the Men Behind the Papal Throne
Author: Michael Walsh
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802829414
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 250
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Although cardinals have been a highly visible part of the Vatican for thirteen centuries, surprisingly little has been written about these "papal princes" of the Roman Catholic Church. They are the "nearly men" of Catholicism, who might have become pope,but in most cases didn't, and instead wielded their power behind the papal throne. In this informative and entertaining history, Catholic insider Michael Walsh traces the origins and growth of the cardinal office and tells the stories of more than sixty of the most notable men to wear the red cap. Here are kingmakers, scholars, pastors, soldiers, and statesmen -- venial rogues and bona fide saints -- brothers, sons, even husbands and fathers -- and those remembered simply for their faithful care of the souls entrusted to them.--Publisher.

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.


Jugendkatechismus der Katholischen Kirche
Author: Österreichische Bischofskonferenz
Publisher: Pattloch eBook
ISBN: 3629320066
Category: Religion
Page: 304
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Der YOUCAT als interaktives eBook „Studiert den Katechismus! Das ist mein Herzenswunsch. Studiert den Katechismus mit Leidenschaft und Ausdauer! Studiert ihn in der Stille Eurer Zimmer, lest ihn zu zweit, wenn Ihr befreundet seid, bildet Lerngruppen und Netzwerke, tauscht Euch im Internet aus. Ihr müsst im Glauben noch viel tiefer verwurzelt sein als die Generation Eurer Eltern.“ Papst Benedikt XVI In der eBook-Ausgabe des internationalen Jugendkatechismus YOUCAT sind die Verweise zur Heiligen Schrift, zum Katechismus der Katholischen Kirche (KKK), zum Ökumenischen Heiligenlexikon und zu weiterführenden Texten innerhalb des YOUCAT direkt anklickbar. Durch die Vielfalt interaktiver Möglichkeiten, geht der Nutzwert der elektronischen Ausgabe weit über die Buchausgabe hinaus.

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)

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes
Author: Franziskus (Papst),
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 345180736X
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

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.

An Introduction to Canon Law

Author: James A. Coriden
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809142569
Category: Religion
Page: 243
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Canon law is the name given to the rules that govern church order and discipline of the Roman Catholic Church. This valuable book, which has been updated to reflect changes and adaptations in canon law and new resources in the field, offers an introductory orientation of all of canon law. A superb teaching and learning tool, it provides outlines and overviews of relatively complex areas of canon law, sketches the basic structure and design of the various offices and functions within the church and how they relate to each other, and gives an orientation to the more important areas of canon law, as well as a background and context within which more detailed rules can be understood. Two appendices offer guidance for doing canonical research and case studies for further discussion.

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.


Confessions of an Ex-Catholic Rebel
Author: Jerome Tuccille
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595384293
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 237
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Religious fanaticism and intolerance are perhaps the greatest evils afflicting the human race. Most of the violence in the world today and throughout history has been caused by major religions trying to exterminate those who don't share the same beliefs. In this eye-opening memoir, author Jerome Tuccille shares the story of his intensely personal struggle with the Roman Catholic Church. After turning in an essay on the Virgin Birth that claimed the Catholic Church dehumanized women, Tuccille is denounced as a heretic by the dean of a Catholic college. As a result, he abandons the religion of his youth and embarks on a global odyssey through Australia, Singapore, India, Europe, and the United States. Tuccille's adventures lead to a life of decadence and transcendental discovery. HERETIC dramatizes a tug-of-war between the sensual and the divine, revealing the constant struggle with spiritual questions that have stirred the minds and hearts of thoughtful people since time began.

You Have the Nerve to Call Yourself a Roman Catholic!

Author: Raymond D. Reifinger, III
ISBN: 0982725019
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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What is the biggest problem in the United States today? No, it isn't the the price of oil, it isn't the economy, it isn't health insurance, it isn't global warming, it's -legalized murder-! Over one million unborn babies are being murdered every year and no one does a thing about it! How can you sit in your easy chairs and let this massacre continue? Whatever happened to plain old common sense, the dignity of life? Where are the human rights activists? Where are my fellow Roman Catholics? What -is- important, is to understand life is sacred or we have nothing. We need to get back to the basics and really mean it when we say, -one nation, under God-. Who will save these babies if we don't? No one will, they are defenseless! We need to do something, this decimation of our babies can't go on. Let the author bring you back to your senses. He will take you down the path of truth and righteousness, the path of light. He will say the things that need to be said, which never seem to get said, but should.....