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The Catholicism Answer Book

The Catholicism Answer Book
  • Author : Kenneth Kenneth Brighenti,John Trigilio, Jr.
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-01-01
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781402232299
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Summary : As religion continues to dominate the news, politics and society in general, more and more laypeople are looking for a reliable guide to understanding the beliefs and practices of each faith. The Roman Catholic Church-the largest branch of Christianity-claims a total of over 1 billion baptized members around the globe and has been revered by billions of followers for thousands of years. Why? The Catholicism Answer Book answers 300 pivotal questions about one of the world's oldest religions. From the basic tenets of Christianity and the nature of God and salvation to the differences between a Catholic Bible and a Protestant Bible, readers can round out their knowledge on such inquiries as: What are the "lost" or "missing" books of the Bible? And why are the books we have canonical? Why does it seem like Catholics worship Mary? What are the Last Things? Why confess to a priest when I can go directly to God?

Spanish Catholicism

Spanish Catholicism
  • Author : Stanley G. Payne
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1984-05
  • Total pages :280
  • ISBN : 0299098044
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Summary : “This is the first complete history of Spanish Catholicism in English. The history of the Spanish church is rich, complex, and controversial, and this enormous undertaking by Stanley Payne is all the more praiseworthy in view of his determination not to limit his study to the church alone, but to investigate the relationship between the Catholic Church and Spanish culture and nationhood in general.”—Isaac Aviv, Mediterranean Historical Review

Early Modern Catholicism

Early Modern Catholicism
  • Author : John W. O'Malley
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-01-01
  • Total pages :324
  • ISBN : 0802084176
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Summary : The so-called Counter- or Catholic Reformation has traditionally been viewed as a monolith, but these essays decisively challenge this interpretation, emphasizing the variety, vitality, and complexity of Catholicism in the early modern era.

Left Catholicism, 1943-1955

Left Catholicism, 1943-1955
  • Author : Gerd-Rainer Horn,Emmanuel Gerard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :319
  • ISBN : 9058670937
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Summary : This volume constitutes the first attempt to analyse the phenomenon of Western European Left Catholicism from a comparative and transnational perspective. Decisively shaped by the turbulent atmosphere of war, occupation and resistance, the years 1943-1955 gave rise to a most unusual flowering of progressive initiatives in Catholic politics, theology and apostolic missions. Though suffering severe setbacks in the deep freeze of Cold War politics, mid-century Western European Left Catholicism was not without influence in the subsequent emergence of Latin American Liberation Theology and the deliberations of Vatican II.

Catholicism

Catholicism
  • Author : Katy Gerner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 0761431659
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Summary : Examines the Catholic religion, including its major beliefs, scriptures, worship practices, and festivals.

Darwin and Catholicism

Darwin and Catholicism
  • Author : Louis Caruana
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-10-06
  • Total pages :230
  • ISBN : 9780567256720
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Summary : An exploration of the interaction between Darwinian ideas and Catholic doctrine.

Catholicism in Ulster, 1603-1983

Catholicism in Ulster, 1603-1983
  • Author : Oliver Rafferty
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :306
  • ISBN : 1570030251
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Summary : From the final defeat of the Ulster chieftains at the hands of the British to the remarkable success of Sinn Fein - the political wing of the Irish Republican Army - in the 1983 Westminster elections, Catholicism in Ulster, 1603-1983 tells the story of the Roman Catholic community in the Irish province of northeast Ulster. In his comprehensive chronicle, Oliver Rafferty contends that the unique historical experience of Ulster Catholics sheds light on the sectarian roots of a crisis that has become a paradigm for religious and ethnic conflicts throughout the world. Rafferty explains that to understand the Northern Irish Catholic community, one must first understand its view of itself as a community under siege - a mentality he traces to a seventeenth-century settlement and plantation system that left Ulster as the only Irish province with a significant Protestant population. Bereft of political power and economic security, the Irish community grasped Catholicism as the only means of preserving its identity, and according to Rafferty, this attachment, gave Ulster Catholics a cohesion that they retain today. Rafferty points out that despite poverty and persecution, Ulster Catholics historically have not supported nationalist sentiment with the same fervency as their co-religionists in the Republic. He discusses how only a minority of Ulster Catholics supported IRA efforts from the 1920s through the early 1960s and how, in the midst of Protestant majority oppression, Catholicism flourished in Northern Ireland. Rafferty evaluates the influence of the Catholic hierarchy and tracks the rise of the lay middle class Civil Rights movement. Concluding that Protestant hostility toward Catholics is greater than Catholic animosity toward Protestants, Rafferty cites Protestant fanaticism and misconception as the true stumbling blocks to reconciliation in the region.

Catholicism, Politics and Society in Twentieth-century France

Catholicism, Politics and Society in Twentieth-century France
  • Author : Kay Chadwick
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :295
  • ISBN : 0853239746
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Summary : Catholicism, once the protean monster, still functions as a complex component of French identity. No consideration of modern France would be complete without reference to the enduring impact and influence of Catholicism on the life of the nation. This volume sets out to capture some of the variety and significance of the Catholic phenomenon in twentieth-century secular France, and to express something of its extraordinary vitality and interest. Each contribution focuses on a specific theme or period crucial to an understanding of the role played by French Catholics and their Church. Collectively, these studies reveal that Catholics were involved in almost every event of consequence and voiced an opinion on almost every issue. Equally, the volume offers a collage of insights which reflects the fragmentation of Catholic activity and attitudes as the century progressed. Being Catholic in modern France no longer means the espousal of a particular political or social agenda. Nor does it necessarily mean regular and traditional religious observance, or even strict adherence to the dictates of the Church. Modern French Catholicism truly has many mansions.

American Catholicism

American Catholicism
  • Author : John Tracy Ellis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1969-06-15
  • Total pages :322
  • ISBN : 0226205568
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Summary : The Catholic Church remains one of the oldest institutions of Western civilization. It continues to withstand attack from without and defection from within. In his revision of American Catholicism, Monsignor Ellis has added a new chapter on the history of the Church since 1956. Here he deals with developments in Catholic education, with the changing relations of the Church to its own members and to society in general, and especially with arguments for and against the ecumenical movement brought about by Vatican Council II. The author gives an updated historical account of the part played by Catholics in both the American Revolution and the Civil War, and of the difficulties within the Church that came with the clash of national interests among Irish, French, and Germans in the nineteenth century. He regards immigration as the key to the increasingly important role of American Catholicism in the nation after 1820. For contemporary America, the author counts among the signs of the mature Church an increase in Church membership, the presence of nine Americans in the College of Cardinals in May, 1967, and the expansion of American effort in Catholic missions throughout the world.

Encyclopedia of Catholicism

Encyclopedia of Catholicism
  • Author : Frank K. Flinn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :705
  • ISBN : 9780816075652
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Summary : "Encyclopedia of World Religions" explores the major religions of the world, emphasizing the living faiths and their background. Each illustrated volume provides access to the theological concepts, personalities, historical events, institutions, and movements that helped shape the history of each religion and the way it is practiced.

Roman Catholicism in America

Roman Catholicism in America
  • Author : Chester Gillis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999-06-25
  • Total pages :366
  • ISBN : 0231502575
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Summary : Who are American Catholics and what do they believe and practice? What is distinctive about the expression of Catholicism in America and how have Catholics influenced and been influenced by American culture and society? What different types of Catholics make up the church today? Chester Gillis offers a cogent survey of U.S. Catholic history, emphasizing the post–Vatican II era, and goes on to explore the various roles and missions of the church in education, health care, charity, and more. One of the themes running through the narrative is the persistent tension between Rome and the American church, which is shaped by a thoroughly modern, dynamic, and secular culture. Also discussed is the changing role of authority and how Catholic notions of authority have changed over the past forty years and why.

Catholicism and Health-Care Justice

Catholicism and Health-Care Justice
  • Author : Philip S. Keane
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :242
  • ISBN : 0809140594
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Summary : Of Catholic principles for health-care justice -- Managed care : definition, history, and moral successes -- Managed care : problems and potential solutions -- Ethics of mergers, joint ventures, and other reconfigurations -- Public policy and contemporary health care -- Some particular problems in health-care justice -- Toward some overall conclusions about health-care justice today.

Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction

Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Gerald O'Collins
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-11-27
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9780191579103
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Summary : Despite a long history of external threats and internal strife, the Roman Catholic Church and the broader reality of Catholicism remain a vast and valuable presence into the third millennium of world history. What are the origins of the Catholic Church? How has Catholicism changed and adapted to such vast and diverse cultural influences over the centuries? What great challenges does the Catholic Church now face in the twenty-first century, both within its own life and in its relation to others around the world? In this Very Short Introduction, Gerald O'Collins draws on the best current scholarship available to answer these questions and to present, in clear and accessible language, a fresh introduction to the largest and oldest institution in the world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Catholicism and Politics in Communist Societies

Catholicism and Politics in Communist Societies
  • Author : Sabrina P. Ramet,Sabrina Petra Ramet
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :454
  • ISBN : 0822310473
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Summary : This book is volume two of a three-volume work, Christianity Under Stress, which focuses on the experiences of Christian churches in contemporary communist and socialist societies. In this volume a distinguished group of experts examines the changing relationship of the Catholic church to contemporary communist and socialist societies in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Catholicism has, on the one hand, traditionally regarded earthly life as of secondary importance--as an instrument of spiritual transformation--and, on the other, has ascribed great value to the early institutions of the church, taking great interest in temporal matters that affects its institutional concerns. Against the backdrop of this duality, the church has changed over the centuries, adapting to local and national conditions. Catholicism and Politics in Communist Societies surveys these local and national adaptations in their historical contexts, linking the past experience of the church to its present circumstances. Organized around themes of tradition vs. modernity, hierarchy vs. lower clergy, and institutional structure vs. grass-roots organization, this comprehensive volume presents a detailed, country-by-country portrait of the political and social status of the church today in communist and socialist settings. Contributors. Pedro Ramet, Arthur F. McGovern, Roman Solchanyk, Ivan Hvat, Robert F. Goeckel, C. Chrypinski, Milan J. Reban, Leslie Laszlo, Janice Broun, Eric O. Hanson, Stephen Denney, Thomas E. Quigley, Humberto Belli, Hansjakob Stehle, George H. Williams

Conscience and Catholicism

Conscience and Catholicism
  • Author : Robert J. Smith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 0761810382
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Summary : This book studies the nature and function of conscience in contemporary Roman Catholic moral theology. It does so by examining, comparing and evaluating the ways in which conscience is understood by two representative contemporary moral theologians: Germain Grisez who represents the non-revisionist or more traditional school Roman Catholic moral theology and Bernard Hring who represents the revisionist school.

Catholicism in the American West

Catholicism in the American West
  • Author : Roberto R. Treviño,Richard V. Francaviglia
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :172
  • ISBN : 1585446211
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Summary : Like the rosary itself, the influence of Catholicism on the social and historical development of the American West has been both visible and hidden: visible in the effects of personal conviction on lives and communities; hidden in that the fuller context of this important American religious group has been largely marginalized or undervalued in traditional historiographic treatments of the region. This volume, an outgrowth of the 2004 Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures, seeks to redress this imbalance. Editors Roberto R. Treviño and Richard Francaviglia have assembled here a variety of scholarly voices to present, according to the preface, "little-known stories about a religion whose traditions and adherents had until recently remained largely at the periphery of U.S. history narratives.” The result is a work that offers at once a fuller portrait of the Catholic experience in and impact on the American West, and also tantalizing glimpses that are highly suggestive of fruitful areas for further study. The contributors to Catholicism in the American West bring to light the variety, the hardships, and, ultimately, some of the triumphs of Catholicism in the American West. These studies are fine examples of the scholarship currently "reshaping how historians understand the role of Catholicism both in the development of the West and in the broader history of the nation.”

The Teachings of Modern Roman Catholicism on Law, Politics, and Human Nature

The Teachings of Modern Roman Catholicism on Law, Politics, and Human Nature
  • Author : John Witte,Frank S. Alexander
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :499
  • ISBN : 0231142617
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Summary : This Landmark three volume series examines how modern Catholic, Protestant & Orthodox thinkers have responded to the most pressing political, legal & ethical questions of our time.

Catholicism & Orthodox Christianity

Catholicism & Orthodox Christianity
  • Author : Stephen F. Brown,Khaled Anatolios,Martin Palmer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 9781604131062
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Summary : Traces Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity from their roots in early Christian churches to the way these religions are observed today.

Popular Anti-Catholicism in Mid-Victorian England

Popular Anti-Catholicism in Mid-Victorian England
  • Author : Denis G. Paz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1992
  • Total pages :332
  • ISBN : 0804719845
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Summary : Anti-Catholic sentiment was a major social, cultural, and political force in Victorian England, capable of arousing remarkable popular passion. Hitherto, however, anti-Catholic feeling has been treated largely from the perspective of parliamentary politics or with reference to the propaganda of various London-based anti-Catholic religious organizations. This book sets out to Victorian anti-Catholicism in a much fuller and more inclusive context, accounting for its persistence over time, disguishing it from anti-Irish sentiment, and explaining its social, economic, political, and religious bases locally as well as nationally. The author is principally concerned with determining what led ordinary people to violent acts against Roman Catholic targets, violent acts against Roman Catholic petitions, joining anti-Catholic organizations, and reading anti-Catholic literature. All too often, English history, and even British history, turns out to be the history of what was happening in the West End. One of the special distinctions of this book is that it shows the interplay between national issues and their local conditions. The book covers the period ca.

The New Anti-Catholicism

The New Anti-Catholicism
  • Author : Philip Jenkins
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-04-17
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 0198035276
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Summary : Anti-Catholicism has a long history in America. And as Philip Jenkins argues in The New Anti-Catholicism, this virulent strain of hatred--once thought dead--is alive and well in our nation, but few people seem to notice, or care. A statement that is seen as racist, misogynistic, anti-Semitic, or homophobic can haunt a speaker for years, writes Jenkins, but it is still possible to make hostile and vituperative public statements about Roman Catholicism without fear of serious repercussions. Jenkins shines a light on anti-Catholic sentiment in American society and illuminates its causes, looking closely at gay and feminist anti-Catholicism, anti-Catholic rhetoric and imagery in the media, and the anti-Catholicism of the academic world. For newspapers and newsmagazines, for television news and in movies, for major book publishers, the Catholic Church has come to provide a grossly stereotyped public villain. Catholic opinions, doctrines, and individual leaders are frequently the butt of harsh satire. Indeed, the notion that the church is a deadly enemy of women--the idea of Catholic misogyny--is commonly accepted in the news media and in popular culture, says Jenkins. And the recent pedophile priest scandal, he shows, has revived many ancient anti-Catholic stereotypes. It was said that with the election of John F. Kennedy, anti-Catholicism in America was dead. This provocative new book corrects that illusion, drawing attention to this important issue.

Catholicism

Catholicism
  • Author : Gerald O'Collins,Mario Farrugia
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :430
  • ISBN : 9780198728184
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Summary : This book explains how Roman Catholicism and its beliefs and practices came to be what they are. The authors move through history to sum up the present characteristics of Catholic Christianity and the major tests it faces in the third millennium. Explaining matters in a fresh and original way, they do justice to the Catholic heritage and show that Catholicism is a dynamic and living faith. Well-structured, highly informative, and clearly written, the book does not evade critical problems and the negative side of history. Rather, O'Collins and Farrugia explore challenges facing Catholics and other Christians and engage with contemporary moral issues. --Book cover,