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Catechism of the Catholic Churchby Bantam Doubleday Del
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Here it is — the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in more than 400 years, a complete summary of what Catholic throughout the world believe in common. This book is the catechism (the word means "instruction") that will serve as the standarad for all future catechisms.
The Catechism draws on the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, Church tradition and teaching, and the lives of saints. It comes with a complete index, footnotes and cross-references for a fuller understanding of every subject. Using the tradition of explaining what the Church believes (the Creed), what she celebrates (the Sacraments), what she lives (the Commandments), and what she prays (the Lord's Prayer), the Catechism of the Catholic Church offers challenges for believers and answers for all those interested in learning about the mystery of the Catholic faith. Here is a positive, coherent and contemporary map for our spiritual journey toward transformation.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is, as Pope John Paul II calls it, "a special gift."
Requiring more than seven years of research, nine complete redrafts, and more than 84,000 changes, the new Catechism conveys the Church's essential teachings clearly, concisely, and in a way that speaks directly to practicing Catholics. And, because of its interfaith openness, it relates to readers far beyond the borders of Catholicism.
Four centuries in the making, a monumental undertaking and a magnificent achievement, the first definitive Catholic Catechism since the Council of Trent in 1566 details the doctrine, dogma, and the basic tenets of the Church.
Table of Contents
Prologue — The profession of faith — The celebration of the Christian mystery — Life in Christ — Christian prayer.
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