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<i>Basic Characteristics of Catholicism</i>

Gerald O'Collins SJ and Mario Farrugia SJ

in Catholicism

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780199259946
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602122 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199259941.003.0010
Basic Characteristics of Catholicism

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Any list of the basic distinctive characteristics of Catholic Christianity should include the following features: it is centred on Jesus, along with his mother Mary; it takes up material objects into its sacramental and devotional life; it practises the principle of ‘both\and’ (e.g. both grace and freedom; both faith and reason; both worldwide unity and new religious movements).

Keywords: Antiphons; Sacramentals; Saints

Chapter.  5764 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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