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The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism

ISBN: 978-1-4443-3732-7
540 pages
December 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism offers an extensive survey of the history, doctrine, practices, and global circumstances of Roman Catholicism, written by a range of distinguished and experienced Catholic writers.
  • Engages its readers in an informed and informative conversation about Roman Catholic life and thought
  • Embraces the local and the global, the past and the present, life and the afterlife, and a broad range of institutions and activities
  • Considers both what is distinctive about Catholic life and thought, and how Catholicism overlaps with and transforms other ways of thinking and living
  • Topics covered include: peacemaking, violence and wars; money, the vow of poverty and socio-economic life; art by and about Catholics; and men, women and sex
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Notes on Contributors.

Introduction (James J. Buckley, Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt, and Trent Pomplun).

Part I Catholic Histories.

1 The Old Testament (Claire Mathews McGinnis).

2 The New Testament (Luke Timothy Johnson).

3 The Early Church (Angela Russell Christman).

4 The Middle Ages (Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt).

5 The Reformation (Carlos M.N. Eire).

6 Modernity and Post- Modernity (Peter J. Casarella).

Part II Catholic Cultures.

7 The Holy Land (David B. Burrell).

8 India (Charles J. Borges).

9 Africa (Emmanuel Katongole).

10 Europe (Emmanuel Perrier).

11 Great Britain and Ireland (Fergus Kerr and D. Vincent Twomey).

12 Latin America (Angel F. Méndez Montoya).

13 North America (Sandra Yocum Mize).

14 Asia (Peter C. Phan).

15 Oceania (Tracey Rowland).

Part III Catholic Doctrines.

16 The Practice of Catholic Theology (Joseph A. DiNoia).

17 The Development of Doctrine (John E. Thiel).

18 God (Robert Barron).

19 Creation and Anthropology (Mary Aquin O'Neill).

20 Jesus Christ (Edward T. Oakes).

21 Mary (Trent Pomplun).

22 Church (Avery Cardinal Dulles).

23 The Liturgy and Sacraments (Susan. K. Wood).

24 Moral Theology (David Matzko McCarthy).

25 The End (James J. Buckley).

Part IV Catholic Practices.

26 Spirituality (Wendy M. Wright).

27 Institutions (John A. Coleman).

28 The Holy See (Francis A. Sullivan).

29 Ecumenism (Michael Root).

30 Inter- Religious Dialog (Gavin D'Costa).

31 Art and Literature (Patrick Sherry).

32 Science and Theology (Michael Heller).

33 Justice and Peace (Kelly Johnson).

Index.

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James J. Buckley is Professor of Theology and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola College in Maryland. He has published Seeking the Humanity of God: Practices, Doctrines, and Catholic Theology (1992), is an associate editor of the journals Modern Theology and Pro Ecclesia and has co-edited (with L. Gregory Jones) the Blackwell Readings in Modern Theology series.

Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt is Associate Professor of Theology at Loyola College in Maryland. He is the author of Julian of Norwich and the Mystical Body Politic of Christ (1999) and Why the Mystics Matter (2003). He is also co-editor of Aquinas in Dialogue (Blackwell, 2004).

Trent Pomplun is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Loyola College in Maryland. A frequent contributor to Pro Ecclesia, Nova et Vetera, and Modern Theology, he writes about late medieval and early modern Catholicism, with special interests in scholasticism, positive theology, and inter-religious dialog.

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  • Engages its readers in an informed and informative conversation about Roman Catholic life and thought
  • Embraces the local and the global, the past and the present, life and the afterlife, and a broad range of institutions and activities
  • Considers both what is distinctive about Catholic life and thought, and how Catholicism overlaps with and transforms other ways of thinking and living
  • Topics covered include: peacemaking, violence and wars; money, the vow of poverty and socio-economic life; art by and about Catholics; and men, women and sex
  • Provides a comprehensive and far-reaching reference volume on the history, doctrine, practices, and global circumstances of Roman Catholics.
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