Catholicism For Dummies

For Dummies (Verlag)
  • 3. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 20. Dezember 2016
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  • 456 Seiten
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978-1-119-29562-4 (ISBN)
A comprehensive and definitive guide to the Catholic faith
Whether you're a member of the faith or just interested in it, Catholicism For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers a casual, straightforward introduction to the ins and outs of the contemporary church. It explores the moral foundations of Catholicism and explains such sacraments as weddings, Baptisms, funerals, Confirmations, and First Communions. It also covers the basics of Catholic belief, including the story of creation, the origin of sin, and even the end of the world.
New to this edition, the book covers the succession of Pope Francis, the "People's Pope," whose message of reconciliation among religions and focus on social issues like poverty and inequality have made him immensely popular, even among non-Catholics.
* Explains where the church and the Pope stand on important moral and social issues
* Covers modern questions of moral importance to Catholics, like gay marriage, abortion, and the death penalty
* Reveals what modern life is like in the priesthood
* Written by the co-hosts of the popular weekly television program "Crash Course of Catholicism"
In this accessible guide, you'll take a full and rich look at this diverse and vibrant religion and understand what it is to be a Catholic today.
3. Auflage
  • Englisch
  • New York
  • |
  • USA
John Wiley & Sons
  • 6,07 MB
978-1-119-29562-4 (9781119295624)
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Rev. John Trigilio Jr., PhD, ThD, is President of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy and is Executive Editor of Sapienta magazine.
Rev. Kenneth Brighenti, PhD, has served on the Board of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy and is a former U.S. Naval Reserve chaplain. Fathers Trigilio and Brighenti are also coauthors of Catholicism All-in-One For Dummies.
  • Intro
  • Title Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • About This Book
  • Foolish Assumptions
  • Icons Used in This Book
  • Beyond the Book
  • Where to Go from Here
  • Part 1: What Do Catholics Believe?
  • Chapter 1: What It Means to Be Catholic
  • What Exactly Is Catholicism Anyway?
  • Knowing What the Catholic Church Teaches
  • Worshipping as a Catholic: The Holy Mass
  • Behaving Like a Catholic
  • Praying as a Catholic: Showing Your Devotion
  • Chapter 2: Having Faith in God's Revealed Word
  • How Do You Know If You Have Faith?
  • Having Faith in Revelation
  • Backing Up Your Faith with Reason: Summa Theologica
  • Chapter 3: In the Beginning: Catholic Teachings on Creation and Original Sin
  • Making Something out of Nothing
  • Breathing Life into the World: Creationism or Evolution?
  • Angels and Devils: Following God or Lucifer
  • Witnessing the Original Sin
  • Anticipating What's to Come: Moving toward the End of Creation
  • Chapter 4: Believing in Jesus
  • Understanding Jesus, the God-Man
  • The Gospel Truth: Examining Four Written Records of Jesus
  • Dealing with Heresy and Some Other $10 Words
  • Chapter 5: Defining "The Church" and What Membership Means
  • Establishing a Foundation: Built on Rock
  • Seeing the Church as the Body of Christ and Communion of Saints
  • Understanding the Four Marks of the Church
  • Fulfilling Its Mission
  • Membership Has Its Benefits
  • Chapter 6: Organizing the Church
  • Getting to Know the Pope
  • Who's Next in the Ecclesiastical Scheme of Things
  • Part 2: Celebrating the Mysteries of Faith
  • Chapter 7: Body and Soul: Worshipping Catholic Style
  • Getting Your Body and Soul into the Act
  • Understanding Symbols and Gestures
  • Sensing God
  • Chapter 8: Entering the Church: Baptism, Communion, and Confirmation
  • Come On In - The Water's Fine
  • The Holy Eucharist
  • Coming of Age: Confirmation
  • Chapter 9: The Sacraments of Service and Healing
  • The Sacraments of Service and Community
  • The Sacraments of Mercy and Healing
  • Chapter 10: Celebrating the Catholic Mass
  • What Exactly Is the Mass?
  • The Two Parts of the Mass
  • Vatican II and the Celebration of Mass
  • Checking Out the Roman Missal, Third Edition
  • Adjusting the Mass for the Occasion
  • Spiritual Seasons of the Year
  • Part 3: Living a Saintly Life
  • Chapter 11: Obeying the Rules: Catholic Law
  • Following the Eternal Law of God
  • Playing by the Church's Rules
  • Chapter 12: Loving and Honoring: The Ten Commandments
  • Demonstrating Love for God
  • Loving Your Neighbor
  • Coming Out Even Steven
  • Chapter 13: Being Good When Sinning Is So Easy
  • Cultivating Good Habits
  • The Theological Virtues
  • The Seven Deadly Sins
  • Chapter 14: Standing Firm: The Church's Stance on Some Sticky Issues
  • Celibacy and the Male Priesthood
  • Matters of Life and Death
  • Planning Your Family Naturally
  • Defending Traditional Family Life
  • The Economy and the Environment
  • Part 4: Praying and Using Devotions
  • Chapter 15: Growing in the Faith
  • Having a Personal Relationship with God through Prayer
  • Praying in Private and in a Community
  • Taking It to the Next Level: The Stages of Spiritual Growth
  • Chapter 16: Showing Your Love for God
  • Going Beyond Your Basic Duty
  • Running the Gamut of Devotions
  • Chapter 17: Expressing Affection for Mary
  • No, Catholics Don't Worship Mary
  • What Catholics Believe about Mary
  • Up Close and Personal with Mary
  • Chapter 18: Honoring the Catholic Saints
  • Having a Place in the Hearts of Catholics
  • Honoring God's Good Friends
  • It's All about Intercession
  • Recognizing a Saint
  • A Saint for Every Day of the Year
  • Discovering the Communion of Saints
  • Chapter 19: Practicing Catholic Traditions
  • Adoring the Blessed Sacrament
  • Representing Life's Journey: Other Religious Processions
  • Meatless Fridays
  • Using Sacramentals
  • Celebrating Year-Round
  • Part 5: The Part of Tens
  • Chapter 20: Ten Famous Catholics
  • Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997)
  • Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979)
  • Mother Angelica (1923-2016)
  • John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
  • Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890)
  • Bishop John Carroll (1735-1815)
  • John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973)
  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)
  • Dorothy Day (1897-1980)
  • Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR (1933-2014)
  • Chapter 21: Ten (Plus One) Popular Catholic Saints
  • St. Peter (died around A.D. 64)
  • St. Paul of Tarsus (10-67 A.D.)
  • St. Dominic de Guzman (1170-1221)
  • St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)
  • St. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231)
  • St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
  • St. Patrick of Ireland (387-481)
  • St. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897)
  • St. Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968)
  • Pope St. John XXIII (1881-1963)
  • Pope St. John Paul II, the Great (1920-2005)
  • Chapter 22: Ten Popular Catholic Places
  • Rome
  • The Basilica de Guadalupe
  • San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
  • The Basilica of Czestochowa, Poland
  • The Basilica of Lourdes, France
  • Fatima, Portugal
  • Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
  • The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
  • The Minor Basilica of Saint Anne de Beaupré
  • The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament
  • Part 6: Appendixes
  • Appendix A: A Brief History of Catholicism
  • Ancient Times (A.d. 33-741)
  • The Middle Ages (A.D. 800-1500)
  • The Reformation to the Modern Era (A.D. 1517-Today)
  • Appendix B: Popular Catholic Prayers
  • Latin Rite (Western Catholic) Prayers
  • Byzantine and Eastern Catholic Prayers
  • About the Authors
  • Connect with Dummies
  • End User License Agreement

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