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Encyclopedia of Catholicism, Second Edition
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  • Authored by: Frank K. Flinn
  • From the Series: Encyclopedia of World Religions
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  • ISBN-10: 1438141734
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-4173-2
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 12/01/2016
  • Dewey Number: 282.03
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up


Praise for the previous edition:

"...clear and very accessible to the general reader...an essential source for the introduction to various aspects of Catholicism."—American Reference Books Annual 

"...succeeds admirably in presenting Catholicism and its tenets to a general audience. Easy to read and to comprehend and written in accessible, nontechnical language...Highly recommended for school, public, and undergraduate libraries."—Library Journal

"...an excellent addition to both academic and public library reference collections."—Reference & User Services Quarterly

Encyclopedia of Catholicism, Second Edition covers the key people, movements, institutions, practices, and doctrines of Roman Catholicism from its earliest origins. Focusing on the living faith and its historical and social background, this eBook provides high school and junior college students, as well as the layperson, with the tools to help them understand this multifaceted religion. This encyclopedia also features numerous illustrations, a comprehensive introduction that provides an overview of the tradition, a list of popes and antipopes, a bibliography, a chronology, and much more.

Entries include:

  • Abbess/abbot
  • Africa
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Apocalypse
  • Baptism
  • Bartholomew I
  • Benedict XVI
  • Byzantine Rite
  • Canon
  • Charismatic renewal
  • Christianity/Catholicism
  • Corpus Christi
  • Dorothy Day
  • Death and dying
  • Donatism
  • Meister Eckhart
  • Ecotheology
  • Family
  • France
  • Galileo Galilei
  • Greek Catholic Church
  • Holy Roman Empire
  • Holy Spirit
  • Investiture Controversy
  • Knights Templar
  • Liberation theology
  • Liturgical music
  • Opus Dei
  • Papal bull
  • Relics
  • Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez
  • Vatican City
  • John Wycliffe
  • and more.



About the Author(s)

Frank K. Flinn, Ph.D., was emeritus professor of religious studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He obtained a B.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and a Ph.D. in special religious studies from St. Michael's College, Toronto School of Theology.

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