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  • Long Way from Romeby Chris McGillion

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 31.81

    Why Catholicism in Australia has failed to maintain its relevance despite widespread evidence of a hunger for meaning, values and a renewed sense of community. more...

  • The conquest of the soulby W. de Boer

    BRILL 2001; US$ 138.00

    Carlo and Federico Borromeo achieved fame by turning Milan into the foremost laboratory of the Italian Counter-Reformation. This monograph interprets their programme of penitential discipline as a quest to reshape Lombard society by reaching into the souls of its inhabitants. more...

  • Pope Innocent III (1160/61-1216)by J.C. Moore

    BRILL 2003; US$ 159.00

    This work is a biography of Pope Innocent III. It offers a balanced portrait of the man and his pontificate, and its chronological organization enables the reader to see how the pope was usually dealing with many different subjects at the same time. more...

  • God's Choiceby George Weigel

    HarperCollins US 2006; US$ 13.99

    An incisive look at the election of Pope Benedict XVI and its meaning in terms of the Catholic Church examines both the current status of the church around the world and its future role. more...

  • Church Alive!by Greg Dening

    University of NSW Press 2006; US$ 36.95

    Here the author has turned his anthropological, theological, historical and philosophical education, as well as his personal experience, to writing the living history of three Jesuit parishes on the North Shore of Sydney Harbour for the years 1956 to 2006. This book is an ethnographic history of the prophetic imagination among ordinary believers in... more...

  • Church, Religion and Society in Early Modern Italyby Christopher F. Black

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2004; US$ 105.00

    Christopher F. Black assesses the nature and extent of church reform demands within Sixteenth Century Italy, then concentrates on religious society after the supposed watershed of the Council of Trent (1546 63), through the Seventeenth Century. Black considers structural reform through dioceses and parishes, changes in parish life, religious education,... more...

  • The Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianityby Ken Parry

    Wiley 2008; US$ 56.95 US$ 49.36

    Now available in paperback, this Companion offers an unparalleled survey of the history, theology, doctrine, worship, art, culture and politics that make up the churches of Eastern Christianity. Covers both Byzantine traditions (such as the Greek, Russian and Georgian churches) and Oriental traditions (such as the Armenian, Coptic and Syrian... more...

  • Believersby Paul Collins

    University of NSW Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    World Youth Day 08 and the visit of Pope Benedict XVI provide an opportunity to analyse the state of the Catholic Church in Australia. Believers does just that, offering a comprehensive account of everything that is right and wrong with Catholicism in Australia and asking whether it is really in decline. Paul Collins doesn’t shy away from the... more...

  • A Tremor of Blissby Mark Judge

    The Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    Up to the current day, matters of sexual morality—including contraception, abortion, premarital sex, and gay marriage—have polarized the Catholic Church. In the wake of the turmoil of the 1960s, when liberal theologians challenged the Church’s traditional views on the subject, a schism has opened. Much of the world, and many Catholics themselves, believe... more...

  • The A to Z of the Coptic Churchby Gawdat Gabra

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 38.00

    The A to Z of the Coptic Church details the history of one of the oldest Christian churches. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and more than 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, organizations, and structures; the theology and practices of the church; its literature and liturgy; and monasteries... more...