THEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS by F.J. Sheed
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THEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS

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A complete elementary course in Catholic theology, this book represents the work of the noted Catholic publisher, author and lecturer, who is also a superb teacher. Besides conveying his own ""excitement over dogma"" to his reader, the author displays a thorough knowledge of his subject, which he has assimilated in a personal way, but which he can communicate in a very clear, orderly and rational manner, assisted by concrete examples and preliminary explanations that reach to the dispositions and indispositions of those he is instructing and serve to disentangle confusions and elucidate persuasively what is vague, difficult or for irrational reasons undesirable to accept. The book does not deal extensively with technical problems and is not so much concerned to present formal arguments from scripture and tradition as to give rational explanations of the essential Catholic dogmas of God, The Trinity, Creation, The Fall of Man, The Incarnation and Redemption, The Church, The Mother of God, Grace, The Sacraments and The Four Last Things. It is an excellent introduction to Catholic dogma for any Catholic or non-Catholic who feels the need of an intellectual understanding of the basic truths of the Faith.

ISBN: 0892831243
Publisher: Sheed & Ward