Primary Source Readings

The Primary Source Readings series presents the living words of the Catholic Church. Each book contains excerpts from relevant Church documents as well as the writings of historical and contemporary people.

These books are designed to accompany your high school religion textbooks, and are the perfect supplement for your course.

To see all the books in the series, click on the Components tab above.

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By Robert Feduccia and Nick Wagner

Primary Source Readings in Catholic Church History is designed to accompany Catholic Church history textbooks, but may be used with any course. It is a collection of significant primary sources through the Church's history. Thirty chapters include select documents along with commentary on who wrote them and why, how each document is significant to its time, and why it has endured as an important writing in Church history.

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By Michael Greene

Primary Source Readings in Catholic Church History is designed to accompany Catholic Church history textbooks, but may be used with any course. It is a collection of significant primary sources through the Church's history. Thirty chapters include selected documents along with commentary on who wrote them and why, how each document was significant to its time, and why it has endured as an important writing in Church history.

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By Jerry Windley-Daoust

God calls each one of us to work for justice in the world. It is a daunting task that we do not face alone. Primary Source Readings in Catholic Social Justice presents the living words of the Catholic Church. Each chapter contains an excerpt from relevant Church documents, the writings of a person striving to live the Catholic social justice mission, and a sidebar highlighting the actions of a person or organization working to make the world a better place. This is the perfect resource to supplement any social justice class!

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By Constance Fourré and Sarah Caffrey Bachand

This leader's guide brings you the expertise of two veteran social justice teachers, who not only provide helpful insight into the readings themselves but also lend wisdom gained from years of working with teenagers in the area of social justice.

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Edited by Robert Smith, FSC, PhD

By Thaddeus Ostrowski

Primary Source Readings in Christian Morality presents the living words of the Catholic Church and the wisdom of everyday people addressing the moral issues that impact our lives. This book of readings will help students realize the connection between behavior and character. Additionally, students will uncover that the road to authentic happiness and joy involves working on their relationship with God.

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By Diana Turney

Primary Source Readings in Christian Morality gives your student the opportunity to read inspiring and challenging documents firsthand. The leader's guide brings you the expertise of a veteran morality teacher who not only provides helpful insight into the readings but also lends the wisdom gained from years of sharing the moral teachings of the Catholic Church with young people.

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By Jeffrey Brodd

Primary Source Readings in World Religions provides your students with the opportunity to read foundational texts from the major world religions. Through understanding other religions we can create an atmosphere of genuine respect and honest discussion. In doing this we can respond to the invitation Pope Benedict XVI extended to all of us: "I encourage all religious groups in America to persevere in their collaboration and thus enrich public life with the spiritual values that motivate your action in the world" (from Benedict XVI; Meeting with Representatives of Other Religions).

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By Patrick Tiernan

Primary Source Readings in World Religions introduces your students to foundational texts of many of the world's main religions. This leader's guide brings you the expertise of a veteran world religions teacher who not only provides helpful insight into the readings but also lends the wisdom gained from years of guiding young people in deepening their understanding of different faith traditions.

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Primary Source Readings in Catholic Church History
Leader's Guide for Primary Source Readings in Catholic Church History
Primary Source Readings in Catholic Social Justice
Leader's Guide for Primary Source Readings in Catholic Social Justice
Primary Source Readings in Christian Morality

By Robert Feduccia and Nick Wagner

$12.50

By Michael Greene

$11.50

By Jerry Windley-Daoust

$13.75

By Constance Fourré and Sarah Caffrey Bachand

$16.75

Edited by Robert Smith, FSC, PhD

By Thaddeus Ostrowski

$12.50


Leader's Guide for Primary Source Readings in Christian Morality
Primary Source Readings in World Religions
Leader's Guide for Primary Source Readings in World Religions

By Diana Turney

$15.75

By Jeffrey Brodd

$16.75

By Patrick Tiernan

$17.75