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OSV's Encyclopedia Of Catholic History - Revised

Item Number: 18694

Catalog Code: 97815927602688-5-DIS

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The Encyclopedia of Catholic History - from Our Sunday Visitor

An updated version of the critically acclaimed and best-selling reference work first published in 1995.

Still the most comprehensive single-volume compendium on the Church's past - from Pentecost morning to today's pontiff.
-OSV's Encyclopedia of Catholic History, Revised, gives you:
-Some 2,750 entries based on more than 1000 sources
-An easy-to-use alphabetical format and a reader-friendly style
-Cross references for finding additional information
-A trusted resource on which students - from grade school to graduate school - can rely.

Each entry has been examined for improvement or updating, and more than two hundred items have been added. New features include:
-The latest encyclicals and papal documents (Evangelium Vitae, Ut Unum Sint, Fides et Ratio, Ecclessia de Ducharistia, and more)
-Biographies of the most recently canonized and beatified, such as Padre Pio, Josemaria Escriva, and Mother Teresa
-Histories of Catechetics, the Divine Office, and the Marian Year
-And more!

In addition to a complete index, a chronology, and a glossary, the book features appendices and tables on:

  • Popes
  • Roman Curia
  • Apostles of Places and People
  • Concordats
  • Doctors of the Church
  • Ecumenical Councils
  • Emblems of Saints
  • Major Encyclicals
  • Fathers of the Church
  • Major Writings of Pope John Paul II
  • Mystics
  • Patron Saints of Countries
  • Pontifical Institutes of Higher Learning
  • Social Encyclicals
  • Documents of Vatican II

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