The Catholic Church
What Everyone Needs to KnowBook - 2014 | Updated edition
Roman Catholicism stands at a crossroads, a classic "best of time, worst of times" moment. On the one hand, the Catholic Church remains by far the largest branch of the worldwide Christian family, and is growing at a remarkable clip. Yet the Church has also been rocked by a series of scandals related to the sexual abuse of minors by clergy, and, even more devastating, the cover-up by the Church hierarchy. The Church has enormous residual strength and exciting future prospects, but it also faces steep internal and external challenges. The author offers an authoritative and accessible guide to the past, present, and future of the Church.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 
Edition: Updated edition
Branch Call Number: 282 ALLEN
Characteristics: xv, 313 pages ; 21 cm