Encyclopedia of Catholicism /

Encyclopedic guide explores the terms, concepts, personalities, historical events, and institutions that helped shape the history of Catholicism and the way it is practiced today.

Main Author: Flinn, Frank K.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Facts On File, c2007.
Series: Encyclopedia of world religions.
Facts on File library of religion and mythology.
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In about 700 A-to-Z entries, Encyclopedia of Catholicism covers the key people, movements, institutions, practices, and doctrines of Roman Catholicism from its earliest origins. Focusing on the living faith and its historical and social background, this volume provides high school and junior college students, as well as the layperson, with the tools to help them understand this multifaceted religion. This encyclopedia also features approximately 80 black-and-white illustrations, 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 Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez Vatican City John Wycliffe and more. Excerpted from Encyclopedia of Catholicism by Frank K. Flinn, J. Gordon Melton All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.