Encyclopedia of Catholicism

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Facts On File, 2007 - 670
A compelling resource on a fascinating religion.

Praise for the hardcover edition:
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In about 700 A-to-Z entries, Encyclopedia of Catholicism explores a 2,000-year-old religion that has more than 1 billion followers worldwide. Examining its origins and history, this reference also highlights issues the Church currently faces, such as its inculturation in non-European societies, the status of women, and the struggles over sexuality, abortion, euthanasia, and the environment. Perfect for researchers and general readers alike, Encyclopedia of Catholicism covers the key people, movements, institutions, practices, and doctrines of this influential religion.

This informative encyclopedia also features photographs, a comprehensive introduction that provides an overview of the tradition, a list of popes and antipopes, an extensive chronology, a detailed bibliography, and an index.

Entries include:
  • Abbess/abbot
  • Africa
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Apocalypse
  • Baptism
  • Benedict XVI
  • Canon
  • Charismatic renewal
  • Christianity/Catholicism
  • Dorothy Day
  • Death and dying
  • Donatism
  • Meister Eckhart
  • Ecotheology
  • Family
  • France
  • Galileo Galilei
  • Greek Catholic Church
  • Holy Roman Empire
  • Holy Spirit
  • Investiture Controversy
  • Knights Templar
  • Liberation theology
  • Liturgical music
  • Opus Dei
  • Papal bull
  • Relics
  • Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez
  • Vatican City
  • John Wycliffe
  • and more.

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Flinn's (religious studies, Washington Univ.) entry in the publisher's world religions series succeeds admirably in presenting Catholicism and its tenets to a general audience. Easy to read and to ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Frank K. Flinn is an adjunct professor of religious studies at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He obtained a B.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in special religious studies from St. Michael's College, Toronto School of Theology.

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