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The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism offers an extensive survey of the history, doctrine, practices, and global circumstances of Roman Catholicism, written by a range of distinguished and experienced Catholic writers. The essays are addressed to all those who wish to broaden and deepen their knowledge of Catholic life and thought. The Companion into four accessible parts:

  • 1. Catholic Histories includes essays on the major eras of the Catholic story, from Scriptures and the early church through the Middle ages and the Reformation to Modernity and Post-Modernity.
  • Catholic Cultures describes Catholics in different lands including the Holy Land, India, and Africa, Europe, the British Isles, Ireland, Latin & North America, Oceania.
  • Catholic Practices surveys some of the central catholic practices: spirituality and ecumenism, inter-religious dialogue and Catholic institutions (schools, hospitals, and charitable organizations), art the natural sciences and the holy see.
  • Catholic Doctrines has essays on central topics in the practice of Catholic theology and development of doctrine--God and Jesus Christ, creation, Mary, the Church, moral theology, and eschatology

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 544
Vendor: Wiley
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 1444337327
ISBN-13: 9781444337327
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The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism offers an extensive survey of the history, doctrine, practices, and global circumstances of Roman Catholicism, written by a range of distinguished and experienced Catholic writers.
  • Engages its readers in an informed and informative conversation about Roman Catholic life and thought
  • Embraces the local and the global, the past and the present, life and the afterlife, and a broad range of institutions and activities
  • Considers both what is distinctive about Catholic life and thought, and how Catholicism overlaps with and transforms other ways of thinking and living
  • Topics covered include: peacemaking, violence and wars; money, the vow of poverty and socio-economic life; art by and about Catholics; and men, women and sex

Author Bio

James J. Buckley is Professor of Theology and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola College in Maryland. He has published Seeking the Humanity of God: Practices, Doctrines, and Catholic Theology (1992), is an associate editor of the journals Modern Theology and Pro Ecclesia and has co-edited (with L. Gregory Jones) the Blackwell Readings in Modern Theology series.

Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt is Associate Professor of Theology at Loyola College in Maryland. He is the author of Julian of Norwich and the Mystical Body Politic of Christ (1999) and Why the Mystics Matter (2003). He is also co-editor of Aquinas in Dialogue (Blackwell, 2004).

Trent Pomplun is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Loyola College in Maryland. A frequent contributor to Pro Ecclesia, Nova et Vetera, and Modern Theology, he writes about late medieval and early modern Catholicism, with special interests in scholasticism, positive theology, and inter-religious dialog.

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