Questions of Life: Alpha Course

Questions of Life: Alpha Course

25 Tough Questions on the Catholic Faith: With 25 Expert Answers

25 Tough Questions on the Catholic Faith: With 25 Expert Answers

An Introduction to Catholicism

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Explains the rich tapestry of beliefs, traditions and practices at the heart of modern, global Catholicism, and how they developed.
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9780521608558
 
The Vatican. The Inquisition. Contraception. Celibacy. Apparitions and miracles. Plots and scandals. The Catholic Church is seldom out of the news. But what do its one billion adherents really believe, and how do they put their beliefs into practice in worship, the family, and society? This down-to-earth account goes back to the early Christian creeds to uncover the roots of modern Catholic thinking. It avoids getting bogged down in theological technicalities, and throws light on aspects of the Church's institutional structure and liturgical practice that even Catholics can find baffling: why go to confession? How are people made saints? What is 'infallible' about the Pope? Topics addressed include: * scripture and tradition * sacraments and prayer * popular piety * personal and social morality * reform, mission, and interreligious dialogue Lawrence Cunningham, a theologian, prize-winning writer and university teacher, provides an overview of Catholicism today which will be indispensable for undergraduates and lay study groups.
Additional Information
Isbn / Product Code 9780521608558
Dimensions 228 x 152 x 18
Printed Pages 295
Format Paperback
Year Of Publication 2/16/2009
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Author Cunningham, Lawrence S.