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HarperSanFrancisco, 1994 - Religion - 1286 pages
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Examines the character of the contemporary Catholic Church, the roots of the present crisis in Catholicism, and the Catholic doctrines concerning human existence, Jesus Christ, Christian existence, and the nature and mission of the Church

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User Review  - DrArmitage - LibraryThing

A good resource for those who are interesting in getting a birds eye view of the various paths Catholic theologians have trodden since the Second Vatican Council. McBrien's theology is progressive but he is fair and thorough in presenting more traditional approaches to various issues. Read full review


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This thorough revision of McBrien's best-selling summary of Roman Catholic theology, history, and moral values is an important statement of what it means to be a Catholic Christian. McBrien, a priest ... Read full review


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Richard P. McBrien is Crowley-O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Educated at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, he has also served as president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. A leading authority on Catholicism, he is the bestselling author of "Catholicism", "Lives of the Popes", and "Lives of the Saints", as well as the general editor of "The HarperCollins Encyclopedia of Catholicism". Most recently a consultant for ABC News, McBrien offers regular commentary on all the major television networks. He is also a prizewinning syndicated columnist in the Catholic press.

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