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  • Author:
    Richard P. McBrien
  • ISBN:
    0061245259
  • ISBN13:
    978-0061245251
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  • Publisher:
    HarperOne; Reprint edition (November 3, 2009)
  • Pages:
    528 pages
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McBrien helps the reader understand the evolution of the Catholic Church's understanding of itself through the centuries, its leadership, and its relationship to national governments and world religions.

McBrien helps the reader understand the evolution of the Catholic Church's understanding of itself through the centuries, its leadership, and its relationship to national governments and world religions. From Jesus's apostle Peter to Pope Benedict XVI, The Church explains in layperson's terms the evolution of the Catholic Church, its power, its scope, its theology, and its influence. Скачать (pdf, . 6 Mb) Читать. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF.

Richard Peter McBrien (August 19, 1936 – January 25, 2015) was a Catholic priest and the Crowley-O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, United States. He authored twenty-five books, including the very popular Catholicism, a reference text on the Church after the Second Vatican Council. Richard P. McBrien was born on August 19, 1936, the fourth of five children of Thomas H. and Catherine (Botticelli) McBrien.

Catholicism expert Richard McBrien offers the first modern history of the Roman Catholic Church. CBA Retailers and Resources, August 2008). In this sweeping history, renowned scholar Richard McBrien reveals the evolution of the Church's relationship to the divine, its leadership of the faithful, and its role as a global religion. The Church answers the questions raised by this extraordinary history, including: Where did the idea of the pope's infallibility come from? Why are priests celibate and women barred from the priesthood? What inspired the Inquisition?

In The Church, renowned religious historian and Vatican expert Richard P. McBrien offers a sweeping history of the evolution of the Roman Catholic Church, its influence and power in an ever-changing world.

In The Church, renowned religious historian and Vatican expert Richard P. From Jesus’s apostle Peter to Pope Benedict XVI, The Church is a remarkable achievement that delves deeply into the past and the future of Christianity’s largest branch-in fact, the largest religious institution in the world-exploring its politics, doctrines, and the way the Roman Catholic Church views itself.

Richard McBrien's new book The Church: The Evolution of Catholicism. First off, no one should trust a book regarding doctrine that does not have an Imprimatur. An Imprimatur is an official declaration by a bishop that a work is free from error in matters of doctrine and morals. In rare cases this declaration by a bishop can be overruled by the Vatican (papal primacy). The Church: The Evolution of Catholicism does not have an Imprimatur. After skimming over the introduction, I went straight to the section Peter and the Papacy. The first odd thing I found was the term Vicar of Peter.

Church : The Evolution of Catholicism. by Richard P. McBrien. Commonweal In The Church, renowned religious historian and Vatican expert Richard P. The Church is a lucid, balanced, and readable book-a work of integration that is always reasonable, well informed, honest, and deeply hopeful.

The Church: The Evolution of Catholicism. In The Church, renowned religious historian and Vatican expert Richard P.

The Church is a lucid, balanced, and readable book-a work of integration that is always reasonable, well informed, honest, and deeply hopeful.

“The Church is a lucid, balanced, and readable book—a work of integration that is always reasonable, well informed, honest, and deeply hopeful.”—Commonweal

 

In The Church, renowned religious historian and Vatican expert Richard P. McBrien offers a sweeping history of the evolution of the Roman Catholic Church, its influence  and power in an ever-changing world.  From Jesus’s apostle Peter to Pope Benedict XVI, The Church is a remarkable achievement that delves deeply into the past and the future of Christianity’s largest branch—in fact, the largest religious institution in the world—exploring its politics, doctrines, and the way the Roman Catholic Church views itself.


Rocky Basilisk
The material is covered clearly and concisely without being dumbed down. It is very clear from the start as to what it is and what it is not. It is not a play by play history of the church and the moments in history that have made it what it is today. What it is is an examination of the ideas that have driven the church through history. This book is more about the ideas than the people who had them. This book illustrates tat the Church is an work in progress and that's not a bad thing. Humanity is ever trying to elevate itself toward God and although it will never full reach the apex the merit is in the attempt, not the achievement. This book is a snapshot of man's attempt to glimpse the glory of God. When my RCIA teacher lent me this book I knew that the Catholic Church was the only place for me.
hulk
I am reading this book now and it is very well written.
Ffyan
I was saddened when Richard McBrien died. This book is certainly one of his best.
Kecq
Great!
Wanenai
Good read
Brick my own
This book is everything we've come to expect from Richard McBrien, detailed scholarship, meticulous analysis, elegant writing, and a compelling story. Read any of the fine reviews to learn more about the range of topics addressed in this book. Five stars for the text.

Regarding the Kindle edition which I purchased, I was very disappointed that the endnotes are not linked to the text. Authors like McBrien should be aware that Kindle versions are sadly inferior to the print edition if notes cannot be easily accessed. I suspect many read Father McBrien's works not just for the main text, but also for the informative notes. The Kindle is supposed to make reading more convenient, not more complicated. One star for the Kindle version.
Goldenfang
Was a gift to my granddaughter,who is in College for her Master's degree in Theology.
Book was a requirement to read. She stated that is a good book and helping in her studies.
For me as a non-Catholic, it is interesting, but "text bookie." He was a famous theologian, but apparently not the Church's favorite.