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The Truth of Catholicism - Inside The Essential Teachings And Controversies Of The Church Today

Item Number: 2537

Catalog Code: 97800609375849-2-DIS

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8"  (20.3 cm) x 5 1/4"  (13.3 cm) x 0 1/2"  (1.27 cm)
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2001

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The Catholic Church may be the most controversial institution in the world. Whether the question is the uniqueness of Jesus Christ, the relationship of Catholicism to other religious communities, the meaning of freedom, the use and abuse of sex, the dignity of human life from conception until natural death, or the role of women, the Catholic Church has taken challenging positions that some find inexplicable, even cruel.

In The Truth of Catholicism, George Weigel, author of Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II, explores these perennial questions and more, showing Catholicism and its controversies from "inside" the convictions that make those controversies not only possible but necessary. The truths of Catholicism then come into clearer focus as affirmations and celebrations of human life and human love, even as they challenge us to imagine a daring future for humanity and for ourselves.

"An excellent resource for anyone curious enough about Catholicism to look behind the headlines."
- Publishers Weekly

"Weigel is a passionate advocate, and a skilled one."
- Chicago Tribute

"Weigel is able to shed some much-needed light on the relevance of Catholicism in the modern world."
- Booklist


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This item received 5 stars overall. An Engaging Read on What Makes Catholicism What it Is

I originally purchased The Truth of Catholicism by George Weigel as a textbook for an introductory course in Catholicism while in my freshman year of college. This book was very informative. It addresses ten of the most common questions that will be asked about Catholicism in the book’s ten chapters:

-    Is Jesus the Only Savior?: Christ and the Conquest of Our Fears
-    Does Belief in God Demean Us?: Liberation and the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Jesus
-    Liberal Church? Conservative Church?: Why Catholicism Is Not a “Denomination,” and What That Means
-    Where Do We Find the “Real World”?: Liturgy and the Extraordinary Ordinary
-    How Should We Live?: The Moral Life and the Laws That Liberate
-    Ho Full Review...

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