The Catholic Church

A Brief Popular History 

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By Cynthia Stewart, PhD

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Designed for College Students Taking Their First Course in Church History

The Catholic Church: A Brief Popular History is an engaging and informative survey of the major people, periods and events in Church history. Designed with the introductory student in mind, the text is both accessible and thorough.

An engaging vignette opens each chapter, drawing the reader in by encouraging a personal connection to the people of the time. A chapter overview then signals the material to follow. Throughout the text, sidebars highlight key persons and events; excerpts from primary sources enrich the reading; connections with the Church today add relevance; and end-of-chapter questions prompt reflection and review. Altogether, The Catholic Church: A Brief Popular History provides a solid foundation in major theological themes and prepares students for further study.

Product Details

Publisher: Anselm Academic

Copyright: Feb. 8, 2008

Format: Paperbound

Size: 7.25 x 9.125

Length: 338 pages

Item number: 7004

ISBN: 978-0-88489-967-9

ISBN-10: 0-88489-967-5

Customer Reviews

By Brennan Hill, PhD, professor emeritus, Xavier University, Ohio

This is a fine text: very thorough and readable. The author has a wonderful grasp of history, and conveys it with ease to students.
Editorial Reviews

Catholic Library World, September, 2010

As the title might suggest, this book would make an excellent text for an introductory undergraduate course in church history, an upper-level high school course, or an adult education course. It covers the entire gamut of the history of the Church from Jesus through Vatican II. This work is highly recommended for all parish libraries, high school libraries, and those academic libraries serving undergraduate populations.
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