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Catholic Theology : An Introduction (Hardcover) (Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt & James J. Buckley)

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"Catholic theology teachers and students will welcome this immensely readable, informative and balanced exploration of the Catholic faith tradition. The authors demonstrate their years of teaching experience with imaginative explanations of difficult elements of the Catholic faith that are free of unnecessary jargon. Many will welcome the authors' special sensitivity to the kinds of questions that today's religious inquirers often bring to the study of Catholicism. This volume may become the new standard for introductory texts on Catholic theology."

Richard Gaillardetz, Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology, Boston College

"Bauerschmidt and Buckley have produced a wonderful resource for anyone interested in the breadth and depth of Catholic theology. Their account is informed, comprehensive, faithful, but not partisan. The entire sweep of Catholic theology is considered and presented. Students and anyone interested in theology will find it an invaluable guide."

Michael Root, Catholic University of America

"This book is a tour de force, interesting enough for a scholar to read, accessible enough for student use, comprehensive but not overwhelming, brilliant but not flashy, full of useful insights, historical perspective, and good judgment. It fills a gaping hole in the world of theological pedagogy. An impressive accomplishment by two seasoned teaching theologians."

John C Cavadini, University of Notre Dame

Catholic Theology: An Introduction is an accessible, comprehensive, and in-depth examination of Catholic theology, exploring how it is rooted in and informs Catholic practice. The text provides an overview of all the major topics of Catholic theology from the Trinity and the Church to prayer and the sacraments.

For each topic, the authors weave together discussion of the Bible, historical texts, reflections by important theologians, and contemporary debates and sources for a nuanced look at Catholic belief and practice. They discuss scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, and moral aspects of Catholic theology. The text places particular emphasis on the interconnectedness of various beliefs and the breadth of sacramental, devotional, and moral practices within the Catholic faith. Appropriate for students at all levels, this text assumes no prior knowledge of the topic while providing depth and insight to engage those readers more familiar with the topic.
Number of Pages: 398.0
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Christianity / Theology / Ethics, Christianity / Catholicism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt & James J. Buckley
Language: English
Street Date: May 31, 2016
TCIN: 51047808
UPC: 9780631212966
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-9710

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