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Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity

Gerald O'Collins SJ and Mario Farrugia SJ


After two chapters on the rise and history of Catholic Christianity, the authors explain systematically how the beliefs and practices of Catholicism came to be what they are. A chapter on revelation, tradition, and scripture introduces six chapters, which set out Catholic doctrines in the order in which they developed: the Trinity and the Incarnation; sin, the life of grace, and the promise of glory; the seven sacraments; the nature of the Church and its mission; and Catholic moral life and teaching. The book ends by drawing together major characteristics of Catholic Christianity and setting o ... More

Keywords: Catholic beliefs, Catholic Church, Catholic history, Catholic practices, Ecumenism, John Paul II, Second, Vatican Council

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199259946
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199259941.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerald O'Collins SJ, author
Professor of Fundamental and Systematic Theology at Gregorian University, Rome

Mario Farrugia SJ, author
Professor of Systematic Theology at Gregorian University, Rome