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The Church: The Evolution of Catholicism

Authors: McBrien, Richard P.
Publisher: HarperOne
BISAC/Subject: REL067080, REL000000, REL010000, REL067050
ISBN: 9780061982613, Related ISBNs: 006198261X, 9780061245251, 9780061982613
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 528,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

“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.

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