Catholicism Book
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  • Author : Robert Barron
  • Publisher : Image
  • Release Date : 2011-09-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307720535

Catholicism Excerpt :

“Catholicism takes a path less traveled in leading us to explore the faith through stories, biographies, and images.”—Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York What is Catholicism? A 2,000-year-old living tradition? A worldview? A way of life? A relationship? A mystery? In Catholicism Father Robert Barron examines all these questions and more, seeking to capture the body, heart and mind of the Catholic faith. Starting from the essential foundation of Jesus Christ’s incarnation, life, and teaching, Father Barron moves through the defining elements of Catholicism--from sacraments, worship, and prayer, to Mary, the Apostles, and Saints, to grace, salvation, heaven, and hell. Whether discussing Scripture or the rose window at Notre Dame, he uses his distinct and dynamic grasp of art, literature, architecture, personal stories, theology, philosophy, and history to present the Church to the world. Paired with his documentary film series of the same title, Catholicism is an intimate journey, capturing “The Catholic Thing” in all its depth and beauty. Eclectic, unique, and inspiring, Father Barron brings the faith to life for a new generation, in a style that is both faithful to timeless truths, while simultaneously speaking in the language of contemporary life.

Left Catholicism  1943 1955 Book

Left Catholicism 1943 1955

  • Author : Gerd-Rainer Horn
  • Publisher : Leuven University Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 9058670937

Left Catholicism 1943 1955 Excerpt :

Decisively shaped by the turbulent atmosphere of war, occupation and resistance, the years 1943-1955 gave rise to a most unusual flowering of progressive initiatives in Catholic politics, theology and apostolic missions. Though suffering severe setbacks in the deep freeze of the Cold War politics, mid-Century European Left Catholicism was not without influence in the subsequent emergence of Latin American Liberation Theology and the deliberations of the Vatican II. This volume constitutes the first attempt to analyse the phenomenon of Western European Left Catholicism from a comparative and transnational perspective.

Latino Catholicism Book
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Latino Catholicism

  • Author : Timothy Matovina
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400839735

Latino Catholicism Excerpt :

How Latino Catholics and America are transforming each other Most histories of Catholicism in the United States focus on the experience of Euro-American Catholics, whose views on social issues have dominated public debates. Latino Catholicism provides a comprehensive overview of the Latino Catholic experience in America from the sixteenth century to today, and offers the most in-depth examination to date of the important ways the U.S. Catholic Church, its evolving Latino majority, and American culture are mutually transforming one another. In Latino Catholicism, Timothy Matovina highlights the vital contributions of Latinos to American religious and social life, demonstrating in particular how their engagement with the U.S. cultural milieu is the most significant factor behind their ecclesial and societal impact.

Catholics and Anti Catholicism in Chos  n Korea Book

Catholics and Anti Catholicism in Chos n Korea

  • Author : Don Baker
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9780824879266

Catholics and Anti Catholicism in Chos n Korea Excerpt :

Korea’s first significant encounter with the West occurred in the last quarter of the eighteenth century when a Korean Catholic community emerged on the peninsula. Decades of persecution followed, resulting in the deaths of thousands of Korean Catholics. Don Baker provides an invaluable analysis of late-Chosŏn (1392–1897) thought, politics, and society to help readers understand the response of Confucians to Catholicism and of Korean Catholics to years of violent harassment. His analysis is informed by two remarkable documents expertly translated with the assistance of Franklin Rausch and annotated here for the first time: an anti-Catholic essay written in the 1780s by Confucian scholar Ahn Chŏngbok (1712–1791) and a firsthand account of the 1801 anti-Catholic persecution by one of its last victims, the religious leader Hwang Sayŏng (1775–1801). Confucian assumptions about Catholicism are revealed in Ahn’s essay, Conversation on Catholicism. The work is based on the scholar’s exchanges with his son-in-law, who joined the small group of Catholics in the 1780s. Ahn argues that Catholicism is immoral because it puts more importance on the salvation of one’s soul than on what is best for one’s family or community. Conspicuously absent from his Conversation is the reason behind the conversions of his son-in-law and a few other young Confucian intellectuals. Baker examines numerous Confucian texts of the time to argue that, in the late eighteenth century, Korean Confucians were tormented by a growing concern over human moral frailty. Some among them came to view Catholicism as a way to overcome their moral weakness, become virtuous, and, in the process, gain eternal life. These anxieties are echoed in Hwang’s Silk Letter, in which he details for the bishop in Beijing his persecution and the decade preceding it. He explains why Koreans joined (and some abandoned) the Catholic faith and their devotion to the new religion in the face of torture and execu

Catholicism and American Freedom  A History Book

Catholicism and American Freedom A History

  • Author : John T. McGreevy
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2004-09-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393340921

Catholicism and American Freedom A History Excerpt :

"[McGreevy] has written the best intellectual history of the Catholic Church in America."—Commonweal For two centuries, Catholicism has played a profound and largely unexamined role in America's political and intellectual life. Emphasizing the communal over the individual, protections for workers and the poor over market freedoms, and faith in eternal verities over pragmatic compromises, the Catholic worldview has been a constant foil to liberalism. Catholicism and American Freedom is a groundbreaking tale of strange bedfellows and bitter conflicts over issues such as slavery, public education, economic reform, the movies, contraception, and abortion. It is an international story, as both liberals and conservatives were influenced by ideas and events abroad, from the 1848 revolutions to the rise of Fascism and the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, to papal encyclicals and the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s; and by the people, from scholarly Jesuits to working class Catholics, who immigrated from Europe and Latin America. McGreevy reveals how the individualist, and often vehemently anti-Catholic, inclinations of Protestant intellectuals shaped the debates over slavery—and how Catholics, although they were the first to acknowledge the moral equality of black people and disavowed segregation of churches, even in the South, still had difficulty arguing against the hierarchy and tradition represented by slavery. He sheds light on the unsung heroes of American history like Orestes Browson, editor of Brownson's Quarterly Review, who suffered the disdain of abolitionists for being a Catholic, and the antagonism of conservative Catholics for being an abolitionist; and later heroes like Jacques Maritain and John Courtney Murray, who fought to modernize the Church, increased attention to human rights, and urged the Church "to adapt herself vitally . . . to what is valid in American democratic development." Putting recent scandals in the Church and the media's response i

Catholicism in a Protestant Kingdom Book

Catholicism in a Protestant Kingdom

  • Author : C.D.A. Leighton
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-07-27
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781349232437

Catholicism in a Protestant Kingdom Excerpt :

Escaping from narrative history, this book takes a deep look at the Catholic question in eighteenth-century Ireland. It asks how people thought about Catholicism, Protestantism and their society, in order to reassess the content and importance of the religious conflict. In doing this, Dr Cadoc Leighton provides a study of very wide appeal, which offers new and thought-provoking ways of looking not only at the eighteenth century but at modern Irish history in general. It also places Ireland clearly within the mainstream of European historical developments.

American Catholicism Transformed Book

American Catholicism Transformed

  • Author : Joseph P. Chinnici
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780197573006

American Catholicism Transformed Excerpt :

Situating the church within the context of post-World War II globalization and the Cold War, American Catholicism Transformed draws on previously untapped archival sources to provide deep background to developments within the American Catholic Church in relationship to American society at large. Shaped by anti-communist sentiment and responsive to American cultural trends, the Catholic community adopted "strategies of domestic containment," stressing the close unity between the Church and the "American way of life." A focus on the unchanging character of God's law as expressed in social hierarchies of authority, race, and gender provided a public visage of unity and uniformity. However, the emphasis on American values mainstreamed into the community the political values of personal rights, equality, acceptance of the arms race, and muted the Church's inherited social vision. The result was a deep ambivalence over the forces of secularization. The Catholic community entered a transitional stage in which "those on the right" and "those on the left" battled for control of the Church's vision. International networking, reform of religious life among women, international congresses of the laity, the institutionalization of the liturgical movement, and the burgeoning civil right movement positioned the community to receive the Vatican Council in a distinctly American way. During the Second Vatican Council, the American bishops and theological experts gradually adopted the reforming currents of the world-wide Church. This convergence of international and national forces of renewal -- and resistance to them -- says Joseph Chinnici, will continue to shape the American Catholic community's identity in the twenty-first century.

Secularism  Catholicism  and the Future of Public Life Book

Secularism Catholicism and the Future of Public Life

  • Author : Gary J. Adler Jr.
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-06-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190272883

Secularism Catholicism and the Future of Public Life Excerpt :

How can religion contribute to democracy in a secular age? And what can the millennia-old Catholic tradition say to church-state controversies in the United States and around the world? Secularism, Catholicism, and the Future of Public Life, organized through the work of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies (, responds to these questions by presenting a dialogue between Douglas W. Kmiec, a leading scholar of American constitutional law and Catholic legal thought, and an international cast of experts from a range of fields, including legal theory, international relations, journalism, religion, and social science.

Introduction to Catholicism for Adults Book

Introduction to Catholicism for Adults

  • Author : James Socias
  • Publisher : Midwest Theological Forum
  • Release Date : 2020-06-25
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 1008
  • ISBN 10 : 9781939231901

Introduction to Catholicism for Adults Excerpt :

Introduction to Catholicism for Adults is a book that sets out the basics of why we are here and where we are going. Every baptized person has been called personally to serve God and love his neighbor. The goal of our lives is personal sanctity, and the destination is Heaven. Jesus established his Church to map out the way for everyone, and he left his Holy Spirit to guarantee that the Church will not fail in that role. This book is a part of your journey on the road to sanctity. Seek to understand its message so that you will be able to complete the journey in the way Jesus desires in the time he has given you. It is said that the human soul loves adventure, and your life will indeed present many opportunities for adventure. Remember why you are here, what the great goal is, and take as your motto, “Sanctity will be my most important adventure.” —From the Introduction Introduction to Catholicism for Adults presents a complete overview of the Catholic Faith, based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Sacred Scripture, the lives of the saints, the Fathers of the Church, and the teachings of Vatican II and other magisterial documents. It is ideal for RCIA, adult study classes, or anyone looking to broaden his or her knowledge of the Faith. Twenty-five chapters, topics include: • The Holy Catholic Church • The Blessed Trinity • The Paschal Mystery • The Blessed Virgin Mary • The Sacraments and Prayer • Christian Morality and the Universal Call to Holiness • Social Doctrine

Catholicism USA Book

Catholicism USA

  • Author : Bryan Froehle
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105028487762

Catholicism USA Excerpt :

"Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, Georgetown University." Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-224) and index.

American Catholics  American Culture Book

American Catholics American Culture

  • Author : Margaret O'Brien Steinfels
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN 10 : 0742531619

American Catholics American Culture Excerpt :

Essays by scholars, journalists, lawyers, business and labor leaders, church administrators and lobbyists, novelists, activists, policymakers and politicians address the most critical issues facing the Catholic Church in the United States.

The Bad Catholic s Guide to Good Living Book
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The Bad Catholic s Guide to Good Living

  • Author : John Zmirak
  • Publisher : Crossroad 8 Avenue
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0824523008

The Bad Catholic s Guide to Good Living Excerpt :

A humorous one-stop reference to Catholic history, theology, and culture offers funny sketches of feast days and other witty treatments of Catholic issues, especially the Saints. Original.