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The third edition of this popular work, a basic, clearly written survey of Catholic teaching and practices, is still one of the most accessible statements of Catholic belief, now updated for the 21st century by a skilled communicator and college teacher.
Emphasizing a strong historical perspective, Kohmescher presents a general overview of the essential teachings and practices of the Catholic church-its organization, beliefs, practices, and way of worship. A chapter on medical ethics has been added, and others on church and church life have been edited and/or expanded to reflect developments since 1989, when the second edition appeared.
Following each chapter are discussion questions and suggestions for further reading. Clear and easy to read, this book is sure to be as popular as its predecessor among young adults, R.C.I.A. participants, and established Catholics who would like a refresher on what the Catholic church teaches.
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Matthew F. Kohmescher, S.M., is a part time professor at the University of Dayton, OH. A past president of the College Theology Society, he holds an S.T.D. from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.Review:
A basic overview of Catholic faith and teachings. It would be a useful quick reference in any Catholic home. -- Catholic Library World
A very good basic overview of Catholic faith and teachings. -- Catholic Library World
Kohmescher's survey is clearly written and theologically moderate. It is the fruit of his experience as a classroom teacher. -- Lawrence S. Cunningham
The strengths of the book lie in the comprehensive nature of the material and the way the topics are presented. -- The Furrow
The strengths of the book lie in the nature of the material and the nontechnical way the topics are presented. -- The Furrow
The strengths of the book lie in the nature of the material, and very readable way the topics are presented. -- The Furrow
This book is a readable compendium of Catholic faith and practice that nourishes the heart as well as the mind. --William P. Roberts
This book is a very readable compendium of Catholic faith and practice that nourishes the heart and the mind. --William P. Roberts, Professor of Theology, The University of Dayton
This book presents a simple and balanced survey of traditional Catholic belief and practice. --Religious Studies Review
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Book Description Paulist Press International,U.S., 1980. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0809123355
Book Description Paulist Press International,U.S., 1980. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0809123355