This authoritative encyclopedia combines a wealth of information with an attractive, easy-to-read format into a reference of value for professionals, parishes, and families alike. A generation has passed since Vatican Council II, and the enthusiasm and euphoria which exhilarated Catholic life in the years that followed the council are misted memories now. The council handed down to us new hopes, new dreams, new challenges; but, above al, it gifted us with a fresh Vision of the Church as a pilgrim people. This second edition of "The Modern Catholic Encyclopedia" gives a succinct and contemporary view to the beliefs, practices, and history of this people.The council invited us to a fresh appreciation of the gifts passed on to us over the centuries, and this new edition of "The Modern Catholic Encyclopedia" will help in this task. It is edited for readers in English-speaking countries, drawn together by a common language and by shared pastoral concerns and challenges. Consequently, men and women from America, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and Britain have written this work for a multinational readership. It is a work of and for our time, and its topics and themes have been chosen to meet the inquiries and religious curiosity of people today. It is important to note that for the first time in history the vital center for scriptural and theological studies has shifted from continental Europe to America and the English-speaking world, and it has moved from seminary to the college campus. Furthermore, the sacred sciences are no longer exclusive clerical territory, today many of the most respected scholars are lay men and women. And never before has the study of Scripture become such an accepted and vital part of everyday Catholic life.This new edition contains many reVisions and over 150 new entries. It is edited for quick and easy consultation. Over 1,300 cross-referenced entries cover topics from Abel to Armageddon, from feminism to The Zealots. "The Modern Catholic Encyclopedia" includes black-and-white maps, drawings, and photographs. Over 200 such illustrations provide valuable visual information and add to the attractiveness of this handsome volume. World, EnglishNew entries: Abel Abraham Action Francaise Acton, John Emerich Adam and Eve Adenauer, Konrad Alexander VI, PopeAnticlericalism Antonelli, Giacomo Armageddon Audo-Da-Fe Baker, David Augustine Barat, Madeleine Sophie Barth, Karl BC-BCEBernanos, Georges Bernardin, Joseph Louis Bethune, AdeBirgitta of Sweden, St. Brown, Raymond Edward Bruno, GiordanoBultmann, Rudolf Butler, Alban Cardijn, Joseph Cardinal Cardinals, Sacred College of Carroll, Daniel Catholic Charities Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Celibacy (Clerical) Cervantes, Miguel de Chaucer, Geoffrey Clare of Assisi, St. Congar, Yves Consulting the Faithful Covenant House Crucifixion (as Punishment) D'Arcy, Martin Cyril De Foucald, Charles De Gasperi, Alcide De Galle, Charles De Mello, Anthony Deposit of Faith Diaspora Diekmann, Godfrey Leo Discernment of Spirits Dominicans, Third Order Enlightenment, The Ex CordeEcclesiae Feminism First Things Focolare Movement Franco, Francisco Freemantle, Ann Galgani, Gemma Garces, Francisco Girls and Boys Town Girotti, Guiseppe Glynn, Tony Gorres, Johann Griffiths, Bede Guinness, Alec Han Mac TuHaring, Bernard Hildebrand, Dietrich vonHildegard of Bingen Hispanic Catholics (U.S.A.) Hitchcock, Alfred Joseph Howell, Clifford Hoyt, Robert G. Hume, Basil, Cardinal Illich, Ivan Inquisition(s), The Japan, Church in Joan of Arc John Paul II, Pope John Paul II, Pope, Social Teaching of Kennedy, John Fitzgerald Kim Dinh King James Bible Kitahara, Satoko Knights of Labor La Pira, Georgio Labre, Benedict Joseph, St. Lacugna, Catherine MowryLevertov, Denise MacEoin, Gary Machiavelli, NiccoloMcCormick, Richard A. Martindale, Cyril Marx, Michael Joseph Mauriac, Francois Charles Maurin, Peter Mexico, Catholic Church in Moses Mother Angelica Mother Teresa of Calcutta Moynihan, Daniel PatrickMuggeridge, MalcolmMysticism Nagai, Takashi Nantes, Edict of National Catholic Reporter Nguyen, Truong ToNguyen, Van Thuan Nouwen, Henri O'Connor, JohnOxford Movement Pacem in Terris Pakenham, Peter Percy, Walker Polycarp Poor Clares Pope, Election of Prayer of St. Francis Publican Quadragesima Qu'ran, The Rabbi Reception Reinhold, Hans Anscar Renan, Joseph Ernest Rerum Novarum Rice School of Pastoral Ministry Roman Curia Sensus Fidelium Serenity Prayer, The Serra, Junipero Shepherd of Hermas Shroud of Turin Spiritual DirectionStewart, George Craig Stuhlmueller, Carrol Suenens, Leon Joseph Tegels, Aelred Hilary Tertullian, Quintas Septimus Thurston, Herb ert Tillard, Jean-Marie Roger Trusteeism Undset, Singrid Valignano, Alessandro Vietnam, The Catholic Church in Voice of the Faithful Vonier, Anschaire Waling Wall Wolff, Madaleva Women's Ordination Zealots, The Zebrowski, Zeno Zechariah, Father of John the Baptist"Michael Glazier, formerly publisher of Michael Glazier, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, has also co-edited "The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History" for Liturgical Press.""Monika K. Hellwig, LLB, PhD, is president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. Formerly the Landegger Professor of Theology at Georgetown University, she is also a lecturer and writer in Catholic theology and interfaith studies.""
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Author Biography - Michael Glazier
Michael Glazier, formerly publisher of Michael Glazier, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, has also co-edited The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History for Liturgical Press. Monika K. Hellwig, LL.B., Ph.D., is president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. Formerly the Landegger Professor of Theology at Georgetown University, she is also a lecturer and writer in Catholic theology and interfaith studies.