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The Truth of Catholicism: Ten Controversies Explored
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Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date November 1, 2001
Pages 208
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780066213309
ISBN-10 0066213304
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
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Original list price $24.00
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A relevatory glimpse into the realm of Catholicism by an acclaimed Catholic commentator delves into the many controversies incited by Catholicism from inside the convictions that make the teachings of the Church essential and explains the Catholic faith and practice in society today. 50,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
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What does being a Catholic mean? Is there a distinctively Catholic way of seeing things? What does the Catholic Church teach about the human condition -- about our lives, our loves, and our destiny? In The Truth of Catholicism, best-selling author George Weigel explores these perennial questions through the prism of ten contemporary controversies.

The Catholic Church may be the most controversial institution in the world. Some find its teachings inexplicable, puzzling, even cruel. George Weigel suggests that we look at Catholicism and its controversies from "inside" the convictions that make those controversies not only possible, but necessary The truths of Catholicism then come into clearer focus as affirmations and celebrations of human life and human love, even as they challenge us to imagine a daring future for humanity and for ourselves.

Is Jesus uniquely the savior of the world? Does belief in God limit our freedom? What are we doing when we pray? Is the moral life about rules or about happiness? Doesn't suffering contradict the biblical claim that God is good? How does the Catholic Church think about other Christians and about other great world religions? Are Catholics safe for democracy? What will become of us? In an engaging, accessible style, George Weigel leads us through these and other questions into the truth of Catholicism: the truth about a God passionately in love with his creation, the truth about a love that creates a vast, liberating terrain on which to live a fully human life.



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9780066213309 | details & prices | 208 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $24.00
About: Offers a Catholic perspective on ten controversial questions, including discussion of the nature of prayer, the Catholic Church's view of other religions, and the nature of the moral life.

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