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Modern Library Chronicles #5: The Catholic Church: A Short History

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In this extraordinary book, the controversial and profoundly influential Hans Küng chronicles the Roman Catholic Churchs role as a world power throughout history. Along the way, he examines the great schisms—between East and West, and Catholic and Protestant—as well as the evolving role of the papacy, the stories of the great reforming popes, and the expansion of a global church infrastructure. The book concludes with a searching assessment of how the Catholic faith will confront the immense challenges posed in the new millennium by those seeking reform of traditional strictures.

About the Author

Hans Küng obtained a doctorate in theology from the Sorbonne in 1957. In 1962 he was named a theological consultant for the Second Vatican Council by Pope John XXIII, and he played a major role in the writing of the documents of Vatican II, which radically modernized key areas of Catholic teaching. The author of many books, he lives and teaches in Tübingen, Germany.

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ISBN:
9780812967623
Author:
Kung, Hans
Publisher:
Modern Library
Author:
Various
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Catholic church
Subject:
Christianity - Catholicism
Subject:
Christianity - History - Catholic
Subject:
Christianity - Catholic
Subject:
Catholic church -- History.
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Catholicism
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Modern Library ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Chronicles
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.5 in 0.5 lb

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