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Why Do Catholics Do That? A Guide to the Teachings and Practices of the Catholic Church

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  • Why Do Catholics Do That? A Guide to the Teachings and Practices of the Catholic Church
  • A thorough, fascinating guide for those new to the Catholic faith
  • Clear, concise, and entertaining
  • An excellent gift idea

In Why Do Catholics Do That? renowned scholar and religion columnist Kevin Orlin Johnson hopes to clarify the distinction between faith and its expression, whether that expression is visual or verbal.

He takes a look at the basics of the faith and how it is manifested in worship. He also answers the most frequently asked questions on Catholic faith, worship, culture, and customs. Why Do Catholics Do That? blends religious history and a deep appreciation for art with an enlightened reverence for tradition. This is the definitive resource for all who wish to better understand the rituals and symbols of the Catholic faith.

Topics discussed include:

  • How the Church Makes Laws
  • The Hard-Fought Genesis of the New Testament
  • The Cycle of Redemption
  • A Short Guide to the Meaning and Structure of the Mass
  • Decoding Symbols of Scripture and the Sacraments
  • The Calendar as the Image of Christ's Life
  • The Rosary
  • The Stations of the Cross
  • Monks, Nuns, and the Rules that Guide Them
  • The Pope
  • The Laity in the Modern World
  • Saints
  • Fatima, Lourdes, and the Story of Apparitions
  • The Vatican: A Holy City
  • The Sign of the Cross, Christianity's Best-Known Symbol
  • Candles in Prayer and Liturgy
  • The Meaning of the Nativity Scene
SKU:
1001093
ISBN:
9780345397263

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