The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism

The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism

Editor(s): James J. Buckley, Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt, Trent Pomplun

Published Online: 1 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405112246

Online ISBN: 9780470751343

DOI: 10.1002/9780470751343

About this Book

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

Table of contents

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    1. Introduction (pages 1–4)

      James J. Buckley, Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt and Trent Pomplun

  1. Part I: Catholic Histories

  2. Part II: Catholic Cultures

  3. Part III: Catholic Doctrines

  4. Part IV: Catholic Practices

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