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The Roman Catholic Church: Its Origins and Nature

The Roman Catholic Church: Its Origins and Nature

An excellent resource for students, clergy, and scholars, The Roman Catholic Church reflects on the past, present and future of the Church by examining the bond between the origins of Christianity and the Jewish tradition of the priesthood

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ISBN 9780809137404
Published 1 September 1997 by Paulist Press International,U.
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By O'Grady, John F.
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ISBN-13 9780809137404
ISBN-10 0809137402
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Paulist Press International,U.
Imprint Paulist Press International,U.S.
Publication Date 1 September 1997
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By O'Grady, John F.
Category Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 322g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Catholic Church
NBS Text Christian History & Denominations
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 282
Catalogue Code Not specified

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A resource for students, clergy and scholars, The Roman Catholic Church reflects on the past, present and future of the Church by examining the bond that exists between the origins of Christianity and the Jewish tradition of the priesthood. Author John O'Grady provides a comprehensive background for a study of these Christian origins and examines them from within the context of traditional theological understanding. He portrays Jesus as the fulfillment of the priesthood of Israel and sees the presence of his Spirit in modern Christian churches as the continuation of this tradition. The Church of the New Testament gradually developed structures to ensure the continuation of the ministry of Jesus and, in later centuries, added to these structures. The result is a Church that has always been one, holy, catholic and apostolic, with a mission to preach the word, administer the sacraments, celebrate faith in liturgy and serve the worldwide holy communion. Readers who may have been discouraged by the Church in the past will find a very positive view of the Catholic identity as clearly having new breadth, variety and an outward-bound ecumenical approach.

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