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Catholicism, 3rd ed.
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Catholicism, 3rd ed.


Burns and Oates 1994

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Gathering Interest


Richard McBrien’s Catholicism is a summary of Roman Catholic theology, history, and moral values, which provides a synthesis of contemporary interpretations. As a compendium designed for the general reader, it met criticism from the National Conference of Catholic Bishops for giving insufficient weight to the tradition and authoritative teaching of the Church.

McBrien surveys tradition and contemporary scholarship, discussing human existence, God, Jesus Christ, the Church, the sacraments, Christian morality, Christian spirituality, and more.

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Key Features

  • Analyzes Roman Catholic theology and history
  • Discusses the context and spirit of Catholicism
  • Provides suggestions for further reading

Praise for the Print Edition

A vital resource for grasping the dynamism of Catholicism.

—Mary C. Boys, Skinner and McAlpin Professor of Practical Theology, Union Theological Seminary

No less indispensable now than was its predecessor.

—Nicholas Lash, professor, Cambridge University

Now McBrien has even surpassed his previous achievement, and has ensured the continued service of this modern classic.

—Thomas H. Groome, professor of theology and religious education, Boston College

The clearest and most competent guide in the English language to the Catholic Church’s origins, teaching, traditions, and developments.

—Gerald O’Collins, professor, Gregorian University

Product Details

  • Title: Catholicism
  • Author: Richard P. McBrien
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Publisher: Burns and Oates
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 1,340

About Richard P. McBrien

Richard P. McBrien is Crowley-O’Brien Professor of Theology (Emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame and is a priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut.