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An Introduction to Catholicism

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The Vatican. The Inquisition. Contraception. Celibacy. Apparitions and miracles. Plots and scandals. The Catholic Church is seldom out of the news. But what do its one billion adherents really believe, and how do they put their beliefs into practice in worship, the family, and society? This down-to-earth account goes back to the early Christian creeds to uncover the roots...more
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Published November 17th 2010 by Cambridge University Press (first published February 16th 2009)
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Justin Evans
This is a well organized and well thought through, well, introduction to Catholicism. Cunningham does a good job of keeping everything fairly well grounded, although he's also clearly engaged in apologetics. The most striking thing about it, aside from the excellent 'Further Reading' suggestions is, however, the absolutely abysmal prose and editing. I particularly like the way Cunningham/his editors treat definite articles as optional, leading the text to sound like a work in Russian being trans...more
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