Retrospect: Origins of Catholic Beliefs and Practices

 
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For generations, Catholics lived by the assurance that theirs was a church that had never changed and never would change. It was a proud boast and a perpetual consolation. At the same time it was an assurance that did not always bear close scrutinizing as in several areas - among them slavery, usury, church and state, and salvation outside the church - church teaching has taken on different contexts, if nothing more.
Did the church change? Yes and no.
The church does not change in essentials. It changes all the time, however in incidentals. The church's story takes fascinating, colourful and surprizing turns. The purpose of this book is to trace those turns as it explores aspects of church history. The book looks at the origins and evolution of many of those practices which are part and parcel of modern Catholicism. Was celibacy always a requirement of Catholic bishops and priests? Was the mass always the care- fully structured liturgical ceremony it is today? Have devot- ional practices, like novnas, the praying of the rosary and the saying of the stations of the cross, always been part of the Catholic experience?
Retrospect: The Origins of Catholic Beliefs and Practices examines many subjects including 'The Blessed Virgin Mary', 'The Mass', 'Marriage, Divorce and Annulment', 'Indulgences', 'Miracles', 'Clerical Celibacy' 'Religious Garb', 'Papal Infallibility', 'Burial Rites'.

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Book Description The Mercier Press Ltd. Paperback. Condition: New. UNUSED, LIKE NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, shows signs of shelfwear, 346 pages. For generations, Catholics lived by the assurance that theirs was a church that had never changed and never would change. It was a proud boast and a perpetual consolation. At the same time it was an assurance that did not always bear close scrutinizing as in several areas - among them slavery, usury, church and state, and salvation outside the church - church teaching has taken on different contexts, if nothing more. Did the church change? Yes and no. The church does not change in essentials. It changes all the time, however in incidentals. The church's story takes fascinating, colourful and surprizing turns. The purpose of this book is to trace those turns as it explores aspects of church history. The book looks at the origins and evolution of many of those practices which are part and parcel of modern Catholicism. Was celibacy always a requirement of Catholic bishops and priests? Was the mass always the care- fully structured liturgical ceremony it is today? Have devot- ional practices, like novnas, the praying of the rosary and the saying of the stations of the cross, always been part of the Catholic experience? Retrospect: The Origins of Catholic Beliefs and Practices examines many subjects including 'The Blessed Virgin Mary', 'The Mass', 'Marriage, Divorce and Annulment', 'Indulgences', 'Miracles', 'Clerical Celibacy' 'Religious Garb', 'Papal Infallibility', 'Burial Rites'. Seller Inventory # 10538

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