Catholic Christianity: A Complete Catechism of Catholic Beliefs Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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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

User Review  - Gloria Leccese -

This is a great book. I highly recommend it. It is easy to read and gives a thorough understanding of the Catholic faith. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, is one of the most widely read Christian authors of our time. His many bestselling books cover a vast array of topics in spirituality, theology, and philosophy. They include How to Be Holy, Practical Theology, Back to Virtue, Because God Is Real, You Can Understand the Bible, Angels and Demons, Heaven: The Heart's Deepest Longing, and A Summa of the Summa.

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