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Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity, 2nd Edn

Gerald O'Collins, S. J. and Mario Farrugia, S. J.


After two chapters on the rise and history of Catholic Christianity, the book explains 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 out ... More

Keywords: beliefs, challenges, Christianity, Church, history, practices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198728184
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728184.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerald O'Collins, S. J., author
Gregorian University, Rome, Italy

Mario Farrugia, S. J., author
Gregorian University, Rome