Catholic Christianity: A Complete Catechism of Catholic Beliefs Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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Ignatius Press, 2001 - Religion - 426 pages
For the first time in 400 years the Catholic Church has authorized an official universal catechism which instantly became an international best-seller, The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Using this official Catechism, the highly-regarded author and professor Peter Kreeft presents a complete compendium of all the major beliefs of Catholicism written in his readable and concise style.

Since The Catechism of the Catholic Church was written for the express purpose of grounding and fostering catechisms based on it for local needs and ordinary readers, Kreeft does just that, offering a thorough summary of Catholic doctrine, morality, and worship in a popular format with less technical language. He presents a systematic, organic synthesis of the essential and fundamental Catholic teachings in the light of the Second Vatican Council and the whole of the Church's Tradition.

This book is the most thorough, complete and popular catechetical summary of Catholic belief in print that is based on the universal Catechism.

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Jesus Christ
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Catholic Church
The Forgiveness of Sins
The Resurrection of the Body
Life Everlasting
The Fifth Commandment Moral Issues of Life and Death
The Sixth and Ninth Commandments Sexual Morality
The Seventh and Tenth Commandments Social and Economic Morality
Sacraments and Prayer How Catholics Worship
Introduction to Catholic Liturgy
Introduction to the Sacraments
Baptism and Confirmation
The Eucharist

The Essence of Catholic Morality
Human Nature as the Basis for Morality
Some Fundamental Principles of Catholic Morality
Virtues and Vices
The First Three Commandments Duties to
The Fourth Commandment Family and Social Morality
The Sacrament of Penance
Holy Orders
Anointing of the Sick
The Lords Prayer

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Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, is one of the most widely read Christian authors of our time. His many bestselling books cover a vast array of topics in spirituality, theology, and philosophy. They include How to Be Holy, Practical Theology, Back to Virtue, Because God Is Real, You Can Understand the Bible, Angels and Demons, Heaven: The Heart's Deepest Longing, and A Summa of the Summa.

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