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The Resource The Catholic Church : what everyone needs to know, John L. Allen Jr

The Catholic Church : what everyone needs to know, John L. Allen Jr

Label
The Catholic Church : what everyone needs to know
Title
The Catholic Church
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
John L. Allen Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Roman Catholicism stands at a crossroads, a classic ''best of times, worst of times'' moment. On the one hand, the Catholic Church remains by far the largest branch of the worldwide Christian family, and is growing at a remarkable clip. Yet the Church has also been rocked by a series of scandals related to the sexual abuse of minors by clergy, and, even more devastating, the cover-up by the Church hierarchy. The decade-long crisis has taken a massive financial toll, but the blow to both the internal morale and the external moral standing of the Church has been even steeper. Today, the Church has enormous residual strength and exciting future prospects, but also faces steep internal and external challenges. The question of ''whither Catholicism'' is of vital public relevance, for believers and non-believers alike
Summary
A guide to the past, present, and future of the Catholic Church looks at the internal and external challenges the institution faces and how it can make itself relevant and improve its moral standing in light of recent crises
Writing style
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10171297
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allen, John L.
Dewey number
282
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1754
LC item number
.A45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Theology, Doctrinal
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
what everyone needs to know
Label
The Catholic Church : what everyone needs to know, John L. Allen Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Catholic Church 101 -- Historical highlights and lowlights -- The church outside "the church" -- The life of the mind -- Worship -- Angels, demons, and saints -- Faith and politics -- Catholicism and sex -- Catholicism and money -- Crisis and scandal -- Rome and America -- New frontiers
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780199975105
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012038594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 816498989
  • (OCoLC)816498989
Label
The Catholic Church : what everyone needs to know, John L. Allen Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Catholic Church 101 -- Historical highlights and lowlights -- The church outside "the church" -- The life of the mind -- Worship -- Angels, demons, and saints -- Faith and politics -- Catholicism and sex -- Catholicism and money -- Crisis and scandal -- Rome and America -- New frontiers
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780199975105
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012038594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 816498989
  • (OCoLC)816498989

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