Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction


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Despite a long history of external threats and internal strife, the Roman Catholic Church remains a vast and influential presence in our modern world. But what were its origins, and how has it changed and adapted over the centuries? After Pope Benedict XVI dramatically resigned in early 2013 (the first Pope to resign since the fifteenth century), and Pope Francis was elected, many wondered what direction he would lead the Church in, and whether the Church could modernise in the face of the demands of our world. In this ...

Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction 2017, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198796855

2nd Revised edition