Item description for The Catholic Faith: An Introduction by Lawrence S. Cunningham...
Overview An introduction to Catholicism for college students, painting a broad context of what a Catholic approach to the world is all about.
Publishers Description Surveys the fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church, discusses the church's modern influence, and describes what it means to be a Catholic.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 6.01" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1987
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809128594 ISBN13 9780809128594
Availability 0 units.
More About Lawrence S. Cunningham
Lawrence S. Cunningham is John O'Brien Professor of Theology at Notre Dame University. He is the author or editor of many books, including The Sacred Quest: An Invitation to the Study of Religion (2001), Christian Spirituality (1996), Ecumenism (1990), and The Catholic Faith: An Introduction (1987). His previous works on sainthood include biographies of Thomas Merton and Saint Francis of Assisi. He has won three Catholic Press Association awards for his religious writing and numerous teaching awards.
Lawrence S. Cunningham currently resides in the state of Indiana. Lawrence S. Cunningham has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Notre Dame, Indiana University of Notre Dame University.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Catholic Faith: An Introduction?
Great book for thinking young christians Jun 12, 2007
Having a teenage daughter who recently made her confirmation, I revisited this book. Any intelligent, serious young person hesitates about committing themselves to their faith. Do I really believe? Does it really make sense? What about science? Why commit to a church with all the problems I see? Is this just a blind step because my parents want me too?
Lawrence Cunningham does a very good job of getting behind the "what" to the "why" and the world view of Roman Catholicism in a way that explains the beauties of the church in the world and shows why such a seemingly "unprogressive" institution can be a reasonable conscious choice for a thinking young person.
I found this book years ago when I was a new Catholic, and have given it several times as a gift to special confirmation candidates. The reading level is a step above average high school fare, as it was written for college students.