Item description for Ten Ways the Church Has Changed: What History Can Teach Us about Uncertain Times by Christopher M. Bellitto...
Overview An informed, honest, and insightful exploration of ten areas of change and growth in Church history.
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Studio: Pauline Books & Media
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 2.23" Width: 10.35" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.67 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2006
Publisher Pauline Books & Media
ISBN 0819874183 ISBN13 9780819874184
Availability 0 units.
More About Christopher M. Bellitto
Christopher M. Bellitto, PhD, is associate professor of history at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. His articles have appeared in Catholic Historical Review, Church History, Cristianesimo nella storia, Revue d'histoire eccl siastique, America, Commonweal, U.S. Catholic, and other journals. Dr. Bellitto has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and The News Hour; on many radio stations; and in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The International Herald Tribune among others.
Christopher M. Bellitto currently resides in Union, in the state of New York. Christopher M. Bellitto was born in 1965.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ten Ways the Church Has Changed: What History Can Teach Us about Uncertain Times?
Nice overview of Church history Jan 11, 2008
This is a nice look at the evolution of the Church from 10 different angles. It's relatively brief, so you don't get overwhelmed by details and complex history. There's a lot of information here, broken into 10 topics:
-Church organization -Papacy -Role of the laity -Doctrine -The Mass -The Sacraments -Spirituality -Religious orders -Relation to other faiths? -Greatest challenges the Church has ever faced
each topic is traced from the early Church, and shown how things evolved over time. It's great to see the history here - how reform happens, and how our current practices mirror to what the earliest Christians did.
I didn't expect this to be a history book, but in many ways, it is. Overall, very nice read.