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Catholicism today: an introduction to the contemporary Catholic Church

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Date:
      2015
    • Abstract:
      This book is designed to address common misconceptions and frequently asked questions regarding the Catholic Church, its teachings, and the lived experience of Catholics in modern societies worldwide. Opening with a concise historical overview of Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular, the text explores the core beliefs and rituals that define Catholicism in practice, the organization of the Church and the Catholic calendar, as well as the broad question of what it means to be Catholic in a variety of cultural contexts. The book ends with a discussion of the challenges facing the Church both now and in the coming decades.--
    • Contents Note:
      A very concise history of Christianity and Catholicism -- 1. Being Catholic -- 2. Catholic belief -- 3. The Catholic Church -- 4. Catholic rituals -- 5. The Catholic calendar -- 6. Catholic challenges.
    • Accession Number:
      ocn870919147
      (PromptCat)40024268396
    • ISBN:
      978-0-415-71942-1
      978-0-415-71943-8
      0-415-71942-9
      0-415-71943-7
    • Rights:
      This record is part of the Harvard Library Bibliographic Dataset, which is provided by the Harvard Library under its Bibliographic Dataset Use Terms and includes data made available by, among others, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. and the Library of Congress.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
    • Accession Number:
      edshlc.014238423.2