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Emmaus Road Catholic Faith and Theology Collection (4 vols.)

by 4 authors Zia, Mark J., Aquilina, Michael J., Pollice, Lucas R., Mele, Joseph

Emmaus Road 2012–2013

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Emmaus Road Catholic Faith and Theology Collection (4 vols.)
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Overview

The Emmaus Road Catholic Faith and Theology Collection brings together four works on Catholic beliefs, Church history, and preaching. Learn the principles of Catholicism, read about the significance of the Church Fathers, and examine the art of preaching. For those interested in deepening their knowledge of Catholicism or seeking to share it with new Catholics, this collection will be uniquely valuable.

The Logos Bible Software edition of the Emmaus Road Catholic Faith and Theology Collection is designed to encourage and stimulate your study and understanding of Catholicism. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and original-language texts, while important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. In addition, you can perform powerful searches by topic and find what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say about biblical interpretation, the Church Fathers, and the new evangelization. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Introduction to the Catholic faith and theology
  • Overview of the continued significance of the early Christians
  • Guide to the art of engaging homilies

Individual Titles

Open Wide the Doors to Christ: Discovering Catholicism

  • Author: Lucas R. Pollice
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 416

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Open Wide the Doors to Christ is a powerful tool for both teachers and students of the Catholic faith. This insightful book discusses the basics of Catholicism—and how to live it out. It includes an introduction to the Church’s teachings on the Creed, the sacraments, the moral life, prayer and much more, with particular focus upon those who are seeking to become Catholic.

Lucas Pollice is the director of Adult Catechesis and Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) for the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas. He has taught RCIA for over 10 years and is a regular speaker at catechetical conferences. He holds a BA in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and Master of Theological Studies from St. Mary’s College of Ave Maria University.

The Faith Understood: An Introduction to Catholic Theology

  • Author: Mark J. Zia
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 146

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In The Faith Understood Mark J. Zia presents an introduction to Catholic theology. Zia presents the principles of authentic biblical interpretation and discusses why the Magisterium is the only way to correctly interpret the Bible and the writings of the Church fathers, doctors, and saints. Zia also explains how faith and reason; science and theology; and the natural and the supernatural are always agreeable. Other topics include the Incarnation and its primary Christological heresies that threatened the early Church; the Blessed Virgin Mary; and eschatology (the “last things”—judgment, purgatory, hell, and heaven). This book is an excellent resource for college students, adult faith formation programs, and motivated Catholics aspiring to learn more about their faith.

Mark Zia received a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Italy. He is associate professor of Theology and director of Academic Enrichment Programs at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

Faith of Our Fathers: Why the Early Christians Still Matter and Always Will

  • Author: Mike Aquilina
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 144

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In two-and-a-half centuries, the Church Fathers converted the pagan world without resources, or social or political power. Even with the most primitive communications media, the message of Jesus Christ increased the size of the Church by 40 percent per decade over the course of those centuries. In Faith of Our Fathers: Why the Early Christians Still Matter and Always Will, Mike Aquilina argues that hundreds of years later, we still have a lot to learn from these Church Fathers.

Mike Aquilina is author or editor of more than a dozen books on Catholic history, doctrine, devotion, and Church Fathers. Mike’s career in publishing spans two decades, and hundreds of his articles have appeared in periodicals and journals in the United States and abroad. He is vice president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology based in Steubenville, Ohio. He has also been co-host, with Scott Hahn, of several programs aired on EWTN. He also appears regularly as a panelist on “The Weekly Roman Observer” broadcast by Catholic Familyland Network.

The Sacred Conversation: The Art of Catholic Preaching and the New Evangelization

  • Author: Joseph Mele
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 132

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In The Sacred Conversation Father Joseph Mele analyzes the state of Catholic preaching, determining that quality is in decline and that most Catholics are dissatisfied. Mele examines the importance of engaging homilies, addresses the challenges priests face, and offers a resolution for what it will take to form priests who can preach effectively to the Church today. This book is a valuable resource for beginning and experienced preachers alike, as well as those interested in learning about Catholic liturgical practices.

The skill of any homilist who reads this book—and God grant it wide readership—is bound greatly to be enriched. And so will those to whom he proclaims the Gospel. As a homilist, I devoutly wish this book had fallen into my hands many years ago.

—Ray Ryland, chaplain, Catholics United for the Faith and The Coming Home Network International

It is not often that a book on homiletics can be recommended for a general audience as well as the priest and deacons meant to learn from it. But I am giving Fr. Joseph Mele’s The Sacred Conversation to friends that will never provide a homily in their lives. His steps for a “reform of the reform” of Catholic liturgical practices are inspiring to those of us who are in the pews, not just the pulpits.

—Robert P. Lockwood, national columnist, Our Sunday Visitor

As one responsible for forming our future priest evangelizers for the Church in the United States, I would highly encourage seminarians to read Fr. Mele’s excellent work. . .

—James Wehner, rector-president, Notre Dame Seminary

The very core of the vocation of the priest is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This has been done well and not so well throughout the years. Fr. Mele lays out the history and the problems of Catholic preaching and then offers some very practical ways for the preacher to be God’s Instrument of the Good News. Read this book and become the Instrument God is calling you to be!

—Larry Richards, founder, The Reason for Our Hope Foundation

Preaching for the new evangelization! From his experience as pastor and seminary rector, and drawing upon many years of responsibility for the pre-ordination and post-ordination formation of priests, Fr. Mele truly understands the challenges and the urgency of effectively preaching the Word of God in the twenty-first century.

—Thomas Acklin, rector and professor of Theology, Saint Vincent Seminary

Fr. Mele, with the confident boldness that reminds one of the Spirit-filled preaching of the Acts of the Apostles, speaks to the fact that many homilies we hear at Sunday Mass do not lead us to a deeper encounter with Christ. . .Not only seminary professors, priests, and deacons, but anyone who desires to enter more deeply into the mystery of the Eucharist will find Fr. Mele to be a trustworthy guide.

—Rev. Douglas R. Nowicki, archabbot and chancellor, Saint Vincent Archabbey, College and Seminary

Joseph Mele is Vicar General in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, director of formation at St. Paul Seminary and director of post-ordination formation. He graduated from St. Francis College and St. Francis Seminary, Loretto, and was ordained on May 5, 1973. He received his master’s at Duquesne University and his doctorate in philosophy in 2008. Born in Pittsburgh, Father Mele was educated at Swissvale public schools and St. Anselm High School. He served from 2001 to 2008 as pastor of St. Sebastian Parish and was dean of the East Suburban Deanery from 1996 to 1999. He has been a member of the Diocesan Priest Council and has been a member of the College of Consultors since 1990.

Product Details

  • Title: Emmaus Road Catholic Faith and Theology Collection
  • Authors: Lucas R. Pollice, Mark J. Zia, Mike Aquilina, and Joseph Mele
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 838