Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Catholicism

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This wide-ranging examination of the origins, rise to power, and present-day role of the Catholic religion has now been updated to include a behind-the-headlines look at the recent abuse cases within the church, as well as explanations of rituals, beliefs, and sacraments practiced by countless millions around the world. Alpha

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Many Faces Many Flags
19
Its a Big Tent
31
The Church Thats a Country
45
Seeds of Revolution
57
Putting the Ism in Catholicism Becoming Catholic
75
Birth and Spirit of a New Religion
101
The Sensuous Side of Catholicism How Catholics Experience God
113
The Sensuous Side of Catholicism How Catholics Experience God 11
115
The Catholics Big Dinner Party
207
Catholic Identity What Makes a Catholic?
223
More Than Just the Party Line
257
Moving from Steeple to People
275
The Churchs History
293
The Birth of the Church in the New Land
319
Catholics Earn Their Citizenship
331
A Look to the Future
353

Who Is Mary?
161
Imagination and Prayer
173
Tangible Poetry
189
The Churchs Dirty Little Secret?
375
Appendixes
393
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Acerca del autor (2003)

Bob O'Gorman holds both a Master's degree and a Ph.D. in religious education. He has published several books on U.S. Catholic history and education and teaches at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola.

Mary Faulkner holds a Master's degree in religious education, and is a freelance writer, director of the Institute of Integrated Healing Arts in Nashville, and a psychotherapist in private practice. She is the author of Supreme Authority: Understanding Power in the Catholic Church.

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