Catholic Christianity: A Complete Catechism of Catholic Beliefs Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Google eBook)

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Ignatius Press, 2001 - Religion - 426 pages
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For the first time in 400 years the Catholic Church has authorized an official universal catechism which instantly became an international best-seller, The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Using this official Catechism, the highly-regarded author and professor Peter Kreeft presents a complete compendium of all the major beliefs of Catholicism written in his readable and concise style.

Since The Catechism of the Catholic Church was written for the express purpose of grounding and fostering catechisms based on it for local needs and ordinary readers, Kreeft does just that, offering a thorough summary of Catholic doctrine, morality, and worship in a popular format with less technical language. He presents a systematic, organic synthesis of the essential and fundamental Catholic teachings in the light of the Second Vatican Council and the whole of the Church's Tradition.

This book is the most thorough, complete and popular catechetical summary of Catholic belief in print that is based on the universal Catechism.

  

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User Review  - allenkeith - LibraryThing

This book is well done. It is 421 pages long. The 31 chapters are very short (15 to 20 pages each), divided over three sections. The three sections are Theology, Morality and the Sacraments. Peter ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Dendis - Goodreads

Being a life-long Catholic yet wanting to learn more about my faith I found this book a while ago and finally read it. This is a excellent book that is a great catechism. It is divided into three ... Read full review

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Contents

Faith
15
God
32
Creation
44
Man
55
Jesus Christ
67
The Holy Spirit
83
The holy Catholic Church
97
The forgiveness of Sins
117
The Sixth and Ninth Commandments Sexual Morality
241
The Seventh and Tenth Commandments Social and Economic Morality
258
The Eighth Commandment Truth
269
Sacraments and Prayer How Catholics Worship
279
Introduction to Catholic Liturgy
281
Introduction to the Sacraments
296
Baptism and Confirmation
307
The Eucharist
320

The Resurrection of the Body
132
Life Everlasting
142
Morality How Catholics Live
153
The Essence of Catholic morality
155
Human Nature as the Basis for Morality
167
Some Fundamental Principles of Catholic Morality
181
Virtues and Vices
190
The First Three Commandments Duties to God
200
The Fourth Commandment Family and Social Morality
213
The Fifth Commandment Moral Issues of Life and Death
226
The Sacrament of Penance
336
Matrimony
348
Holy Orders
362
Anointing of the Sick
370
Prayer
375
The Lords Prayer
391
Mary
404
Conclusion
423
Abbreviations
425
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Peter J. Kreeft (Ph.D., Fordham University) is professor of philosophy at Boston College where he has taught since 1965. A popular lecturer, he has also taught at many other colleges, seminaries and educational institutions in the eastern United States. Kreeft has written more than fifty books, including The Best Things in Life, The Journey, How to Win the Culture War and, with Ronald Tacelli, Handbook of Christian Apologetics.

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