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Roman Catholicism: The Basics

By Michael Walsh

© 2005 – Routledge

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About the Book

From the basic ideas and terms, to its structures and practices, this book offers a plain-speaking introduction to Roman Catholicism. It covers:

  • Roman Catholic beliefs and traditions
  • practices and devotional life – rituals, prayer, mass
  • Church structures and authorities – from Vatican to parish church
  • Church hierarchies and people – from bishops to the laity
  • the role of the Church in society.

With a glossary, further reading sections and an appendix on the history of the Papacy, this is the perfect guide for anyone wanting to understand more about Roman Catholicism.

About the Author

Michael Walsh has retired recently as Librarian of Heythrop College, University of London. He now edits the Heythrop Journal. A former Jesuit, he has written on many aspects of the history of Christianity, and especially on the contemporary Church.

About the Series

The Basics

The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.

Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.

Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REF020000
REFERENCE / Research
REL000000
RELIGION / General
REL010000
RELIGION / Christianity / Catholic