The Faith Understood: An Introduction to Catholic Theology

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Discover the basic principles of authentic biblical interpretation. Learn why the Magisterium is the only way to correctly interpret the Bible and the writings of the Church fathers, doctors, and saints. Find out why Scripture, Tradition, and the Magisterium are the only three legs of the theological tripod that preserves the whole truth about God. See why faith and reason, science and theology, the natural and the supernatural are always agreeable. Explore the Incarnation and its primary Christological heresies that threatened the early Church. Unlock one of the most misunderstood areas of Catholic theology in the person of Mary. Unravel the mystery of eschatology-the "last things"-judgment, purgatory, hell, and heaven. Great for college students, adult faith formation programs, and motivated Catholics aspiring to learn more about their faith.

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"The Faith Understood is a beacon of light for all truth seekers hungry to feed on God's Word and grow in the faith.  A clear and solid introduction to Catholic doctrine, I strongly recommend this book, especially for the Year of Faith.  Get it. Study it. Live it!"
-Dr. Scott Hahn,
Internationally renowned author and biblical theologian

"This book written by Professor Mark J. Zia deserves a remarkable place in the studies aimed at presenting the fundamental elements of theology and biblical thought. It is undeniably a bright, clear and complete exposition of the fundamental ideas of the Catholic faith."
-Rev. Michelangelo Tábet,
Professor of Biblical Exegesis at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Italy.

"Professor Zia provides a lively, interesting, and theologically sound presentation of Catholic faith, practice, and theology. Making ample use of Scripture, the Church Fathers, Vatican II, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Faith Understood can serve as an excellent textbook for introductory college and university courses in Catholic theology."
-Dr. Robert L. Fastiggi, 
Professor of Systematic Theology, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, MI.

About the Author:

Mark J. Zia, S.T.D., received a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Italy.  He is associate professor of Theology at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas and actively involved with permanent diaconate academic formation in the United States and abroad.  He and his wife Julia are the parents of six children.

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