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Catechism of the Catholic Church [Paperback]

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2nd Edition. Incorporates all the final modifications made in the official Latin text of the Catechism, and includes a more extensive analytical index and a new glossary of terms used. The Catechism draws from Scripture, Western and Eastern traditions of the Church, the Liturgy, Magisterium, the Code of Canon Law and the teachings of the saints.

The first Universal Catechism in over 400 years, approved by Pope John Paul II and intended for all adult Catholics, this long-awaited historic document is a beautifully written and clearly stated synthesis of the Catholic Church's teaching on faith, morals, prayer, and the sacraments

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Out-of-print for two years but still in constant demand, the "full size" Catechism of the Catholic Church is back. Only this second edition: incorporates all the final modifications made in the official Latin text of the Catechism (it's the definitive edition); provides a much more complete index (it's easier to use); contains a brand new glossary of terms (it's easier to understand); and all this new information adds up to 100 pages more than in the original edition.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: USCCB Publishing
Pages   920
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.06" Width: 6.08" Height: 1.91"
Weight:   2.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2000
Publisher   OUR SUNDAY VISITOR #1214
Edition  Expanded  
ISBN  1574551108  
ISBN13  9781574551105  

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Must Have!  May 13, 2008
This book is a must have in any Catholics home library. It is definitely reader friendly!
All the Answers  Jan 7, 2008
As a very minimum, this book should be in every Catholic home, next to the Holy Bible. No more questions concerning the Catholic Faith, it's foundation and beliefs. Excellent teaching tool, and great reference for non-Catholics interested in researching Catholic beliefs, and the Church's foundation.
Great insite to the Catholic Faith  Jan 1, 2008
This book give you information on the practices of the catholic church and where the ideas come from. While it does not address the laws and rules, it does give the solid backboane to the faith. It has biblical referance, historical notes and reference to other document which will be helpful to the reader.
Catechism too wordy  Dec 8, 2007
I found this book too wordy. It is more a trade book than one for a lay person who wants quick explanations.
Excellent Presentation of the Catholic Faith  Jul 5, 2007
I was baptised Catholic but not raised in the faith, or any other. I bought this book to learn about what it meant to be Catholic and what these believers stood for, as an institution.

It's an extremely well-written book, for one. It has an amazingly intricate structure, divided between parts, sections, chapters, articles, etc., and every paragraph is numbered, which makes it really easy to refer to. The table of contents is extensive and so you can find whatever topic you want in a relatively short time.

Most of the time I found this book to be both concise and clear. Every time something is referred to or quoted, you get a note that tells you where this is from. There's an extensive glossary at the end of the book which is mighty useful for people who aren't used to the jargon and other theological concepts, as well as all things Catholic and Christian.

The CCC is quite a big book, nearing the 1000 pages,but I figure its main usage isn't in a cover to cover reading like I did, but more like a guide to refer to about any given topic one may have. Despite the length, I never got bored, even though the point of the CCC isn't about thrilling its reader, it was still well written enough to sustain my attention from page 1 to the end.

The paper quality is absolutely awesome and the printing of the letters is faultless. The hardcover is a model of texture and all in all, it's a classy book on all aspects.

Definitely a standard book for anyone's knowledge of the Catholic faith.

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