Guide to Catholicism A Complete Introduction to the Beliefs, Traditions, and Tenets of the Catholic Church from Past to Present

ISBN-10: 1440504091

ISBN-13: 9781440504099

Edition: 2010

Authors: Richard Gribble
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Description: Why do Catholics confess their sins? What does Jesus' second coming mean? How does someone, such as Mother Teresa, become a saint? This resource addresses the teachings, tradition, history, and theology of the Catholic Church. It also highlights issues and questions modern Catholics face, such as abortion, and the death penalty.

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List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Publication date: 12/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know about Catholicism
Introduction
History of Roman Catholicism
The Apostolic, Patristic, and Medieval Church (0-1400)
Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus
Acts of the Apostles
Life and Ministry of St. Paul
Christianity and the Roman Empire
Orthodoxy and Heresy
Saints Augustine and Thomas Aquinas
Catholicism in the Medieval World
The Orthodox-Catholic Split
The Reformation and Counter Reformation (1400-1648)
The Great Western Schism
The Catholic Reformation
The Protestant and Radical Reformers
The Counter Reformation
The Era of Exploration
Revolution and Restoration (1648-1962)
Gallicanism
The French Revolution
Napoleon and the Restoration
The Challenge of the Nineteenth Century
The Roman Response
Vatican I
The Church of the Twentieth Century
The Church of Vatican II (1962-Present)
The 1960s: A Time of Challenge
The Church and Pope John XXIII
Vatican II
The Documents
The Rise of the Lay Apostolate
Popes John Paul II (1978-2005) and Benedict XVI (2005-present)
The American Catholic Experience
Revelation In Roman Catholicism
The Bible and Sacred Tradition
Ancient Writings
Criteria for Canonicity
Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) Structure
Authors of the Hebrew Bible
New Testament Structure
Authors of the New Testament
Why Are There Differences in Bibles?
Sacred Tradition as Revelation
Biblical Criticism
The Magisterium
Historical Questions and Issues
Conciliarism
Ordinary Magisterium
Extraordinary Magisterium
Synod of Bishops
The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB)
The Creed
Roots of the Creed
Latin Church Roots
Eastern Church Roots
What the Creed Is and What It Is Not
Functions of the Creed
God
The Trinity
The Concept of the Trinity
Old Testament Ideas of the Trinity
New Testament Ideas of the Trinity
Economic Versus Immanent Trinity
Heresies Associated with the Doctrine of the Trinity
Official Church Teachings on the Trinity
God as a Community
Trinitarian Heresies Explained
Jesus Christ
Jesus the Messiah
Christian Understanding of Jesus as Messiah
Catholicism's Teachings about Jesus
Understanding Jesus Today
The Holy Spirit
The Pentecost Event
The Holy Spirit in Scripture
The Tradition and Theology of the Holy Spirit
Charismatic Catholics
Roman Catholic Theology
The Sacraments of Initiation
The Concept of Sacraments
History of Sacraments and Sacramentality
Baptism
Confirmation
The Eucharist
The Sacraments of Commitment and Healing
Concept of Discipleship
Marriage
Holy Orders
Concept of Sin
The Sacrament of Penance
Sacrament of the Sick
Moral Theology
Pre-Vatican II Understanding of Moral Theology
Post-Vatican II Understanding of Moral Theology
Moral Theology Today
Sin and Grace
Salvation
Salvation in the Bible
History of the Doctrine of Salvation
Salvation Outside the Church
Judgment
Mariology
Church Teachings on Mary
Four Marian Dogmas
Additional Teachings on Mary
Mary and Popular Devotion
Study of the Church (Ecclesiology)
The Church: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic
Biblical Foundations and Development of the Church
The Church Is One
The Church Is Holy
The Church Is Catholic
The Church Is Apostolic
Basic Roman Catholic Church Organization
Models of the Church
Priesthood, Religious Life, and Lay Ministry
The Sacramental Priesthood
Religious Life-Concept of the Consecrated Life
History of Religious Life
Status of Priesthood and Religious Life Today
The Permanent Diaconate
"Decree on the Apostolate of Lay People"
Lay Ministries in the Church
The Question of Women in the Church
The Four Categories of Roman Catholics
Spirituality
Life of Prayer
What Is Prayer?
Popular Devotions
Saints
Sacramentals
The Mass
The Spiritual Works of Mercy
The Liturgical Year
Basic Premises of the Liturgical Year
Liturgical Seasons
The Sanctoral Cycle
Liturgical Precedence and Order
Contemporary Issues
Social Catholicism
The Social Question in Christianity
Rerum Novarum
Papal Encyclicals on Social Catholicism
Catholic Action
Catholics and Organized Labor
Nine Basic Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
The Corporal Works of Mercy
Contemporary Moral Issues
Birth Control
Alternative Reproductive Methods
Life and Death Issues
Homosexuality
Manipulation of Human Genetics
Dissent in the Church
Pay, Pray, and Obey
Vatican II, Humanae Vitae, and Licit Dissent
Role of the Theologian
Catholic Common Ground Initiative
The Question of Women's Ordination
Catholicism Divided
Catholics and Other Religions
Catholics and Other Religions: An Historical Overview
Vatican II's Teaching on the Relationship of Catholics and Non-Catholics
Ecumenical Dialogue Today
Interfaith Dialogue
Contemporary Issues
A List of Significant Dates in Church History
Basic Roman Catholic Prayers
Index
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