Using the 'Catechism of the Catholic Church' as a basis, the author presents a complete compendium of all the major beliefs of Catholicism. He offers a thorough summary of Catholic doctrine, morality, and worship in a popular format with less technical language. He presents a synthesis of the essential and fundamental Catholic teachings in the light of the Second Vatican Council and the whole of the church's Tradition. (Adapted from back cover).
Critical belonging has been an essential feature of Christianity since its origin. This book shows how, by working collaboratively, the “people of God” can credibly meet past and present challenges together. In this way, the diversity and unity within the Christian community are acknowledged and affirmed.
Exam Board: Edexcel Level: GCSE Subject: Religious Studies First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2018 Endorsed for Edexcel Trust Victor Watton to maximise every student's potential with his trademark mix of well-paced, focused content coverage and confidence-boosting exam support tailored to the 2016 Edexcel requirements. - Progressively builds students' subject knowledge through accessible explanations of religious and thematic concepts, topics and terms - Helps students learn, retain and revise the key content by following a clear and consistent structure that maps every topic against the specification - Offers a complete solution to assessment preparation with practice questions and expert guidance on how students can improve their responses - Enhances students' interest and understanding using a variety of engaging visual sources, textual extracts and activities to illustrate different practices, perspectives and teachings Edexcel GCSE RS Spec A: Faith and Practice in the 21st Century Content covered: - Area of study 1: Study of religion - Catholic Christianity - Area of study 2: Study of second religion -Islam and Judaism - Area of study 3: Philosophy and ethics - Covers the short course content for Catholic Christianity and Islam or Judaism
The bestselling Catholicism has now been revised and updated for an eagerly-anticipated second edition. This lucid and accessible account explains how Roman Catholicism and its beliefs and practices came to be what they are. Renowned scholars Gerald O'Collins and Mario Farrugia move through history to sum up the present characteristics of Catholic Christianity and the major challenges it faces in the third millennium. Clear and engaging, the authors present matters in a fresh and original way. They skilfully depict the Catholic heritage and show that Catholicism is a dynamic and living faith. O'Collins and Farrugia engage with contemporary moral issues and explore the challenges which Catholics and other Christians must face. This is an authoritative, lively, and up-to-date introduction to Catholicism for the twenty-first century.
Twenty Centuries of Catholic Christianity, John C. Dwyer. A history of the church from its beginnings to the present that reflects on successes and failures over the years.
Millions of Christians claim a born again experience -a rich and lasting relationship with God as Father. Can a Catholic have such a revitalizing experience and remain a good Catholic? This book not only says yes, it proves that the born again experience is Catholic Christianity at its best. It answers questions, dispels doubts, and leads the reader into a rich and exciting relationship with their heavenly Father. It provides a chance to recapture the faith that so many find slipping away. An exciting treatment of a fascinating subject backed by competent Catholic authority. The book has been granted an Imprimatur.
This lucid and accessible account 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 challenges 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 duck critical problems and the negative side of history. Rather, O'Collins and Farrugia explore the challenges which Catholics and other Christians must face, and examine the need to confront contemporary moral issues. This is an authoritative, lively, and up-to-date introduction to Catholicism for the modern reader.
Despite a long history of external threats and internal strife, the Roman Catholic Church remains a vast and influential presence in our modern world. But what were its origins, and how has it changed and adapted over the centuries? After Pope Benedict XVI dramatically resigned in early 2013 (the first Pope to resign since the fifteenth century), and Pope Francis was elected, many wondered what direction he would lead the Church in, and whether the Church could modernise in the face of the demands of our world. In this Very Short Introduction, Gerald O'Collins covers the history of the Catholic Church, and considers some of the key issues facing Catholicism today, such as the catastrophic revelations about clerical child abuse, the impact of the growth of Islam, and the destruction in the Middle East of ancient Christian church communities. He also shows how Catholics are being increasingly challenged by an opposition between their traditional Christian values and rights which are endorsed by the secular world, such as the right to physician assisted suicide or same-sex marriage, and considers the future for 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.
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED * What it means to be "born again"? * If Jesus is really present in communion? * If it is okay to go to Mary and the Saints in prayer? * How faith and works are related to salvation? * If the baptism in the Holy Spirit is for real? * What the Catholic Mass is really all about? * Why the Catholic Bible has more books than other Bibles? * If the rules and traditions of the Catholic Church are Scriptural? * What happened century by century in Catholic Church history--and why? * What God has to say about Christian unity? This book answers these questions and many others from the down-to-earth viewpoint of attorney Daniel Wiegand who, after confronting his own questions about Christianity and Catholicism, explored the Bible and became a born again, Bible believing, Spirit filled, Catholic. If you're not familiar with the term "born again," don't worry. This book is definitely Catholic and has received the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur. If you'd like to be a better informed Catholic, have a greater understanding and appreciation of your faith, get more out of Mass, have a closer relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit and be able to respond to those who say the Catholic Church isn't scriptural, read this book. If you have a friend or loved one who has left the Catholic Church, this book may draw them back. If you're a former Catholic or a non-Catholic who has questioned the scriptural basis for Roman Catholicism, this book will benefit you as well. With over 600 Scripture references and quotations the author literally makes the case for Roman Catholicism. WHAT DR. FRANS BRANDT, Ed.D, ABMP SAYS In his Foreword to the book, Dr.Brandt, author of ten books published in several countries, says "Both Catholic and non-Catholic Christians-as well as anyone who has even the slightest interest in the Bible, spirituality, or Church history-will be greatly blessed by reading this book. ...Wiegand has written the kind of book, perhaps even the book, that may play a major role in bringing about greater unity to the body of Christ."
The only book on the market to bring together Unit 3 and Unit 8 from the Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies specification, ensuring that students have everything they need in one place. - Engages students with each area of the specification through quotes, summaries and questions for every topic - Helps students prepare for assessment with up-to-date guidance including exam-style questions, sample student answers and advice - Offers a full-course book from best-selling author Victor Watton drawing on his many years' experience writing textbooks and learning resources
Well-known authors and researchers John Ankerberg, John Weldon, and Dillon Burroughs have updated and revised The Facts on Roman Catholicism, an important title from the popular Facts On Series (more than 1.9 million copies of books from this series sold). Presented in a convenient question-and-answer format, readers are given a general overview and detailed information based on a biblical evaluation of the Roman Catholic Church. They discover similarities and differences between the basic theologies of Catholicism and Protestantism. Topics include: Have the basic doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church changed? What are the sacraments, and how do they function in the life of a Catholic believer? What does the Catholic Church teach concerning salvation? What unique role does Mary have in Roman Catholicism, and is it biblical? Can the differences between Catholics and Evangelicals be set aside?