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The Catholic Church: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

The Catholic Church: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

By Allen, John L.

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Roman Catholicism stands at a crossroads, a classic ''best of times, worst of times'' moment. On the one hand, the Catholic Church remains by far the largest branch of the worldwide Christian family, and is growing at a remarkable clip. Yet the Church has also been rocked by a se...ries of scandals related to the sexual abuse of minors by clergy, and, even more devastating, the cover-up by the Church hierarchy. The decade-long crisis has taken a massive financial toll, but the blow to both the internal morale and the external moral standing of the Church has been even steeper. Today, the Church has enormous residual strength and exciting future prospects, but also faces steep internal and external challenges. The question of ''whither Catholicism'' is of vital public relevance, for believers and non-believers alike. In The Catholic Church: What Everyone Needs to Know, John L. Allen, Jr., one of the world's leading authorities on the Vatican, offers an authoritative and accessible guide to the past, present, and future of the Church. This updated edition includes a new chapter on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the election of Pope Francis, and his extraordinary tenure thus far.
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ISBN 9780199379804
Released NZ 1 Apr 2014
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Series What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
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ISBN-13 9780199379804
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 1 Apr 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Allen, John L.
Series What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
Category Christianity
Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 141mm
Height: 209mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 282
Weight 350g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Catholic Church - Doctrines, Theology, Doctrinal
NBS Text Christian History & Denominations
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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