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The Story of the Church [Paperback]

By Alfred McBride (Author)
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Pages   310
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6.26" Height: 0.91"
Weight:   1.06 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2009
Publisher   Not Avail
ISBN  0867168765  
EAN  9780867168761  


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With rich storytelling and a reader-friendly style, Father Al McBride spans twenty -one centuries of church history, highlighting peak moments from a human perspective that responds to a question increasingly on the Catholic mind:How did we get here from there-and where are we heading next? Far from dry facts and figures, Father McBride delves into the human drama of church history, from the stories of the early martyrs to the continuing unfolding of the changes of Vatican II and the church in the new millennium. Updated and reformatted with new chapters, sidebars, bibliogrophy and index, The Story of the Church is ideal for classroom use, small groups or individual study.

Publishers Description
"For two thousand years, the Catholic Church has housed an unruly family of saints, sinners and ordinary folks. Its history is a record of a boisterous lot of people--inspiring, infuriating, sometimes frustratingly dull and often engagingly charming." - from the Introduction
With rich storytelling and a reader-friendly style, Father Al McBride spans twenty-one centuries of church history, highlighting peak moments from a human perspective that responds to a question increasingly on the Catholic mind: How did we get here from there--and where are we heading next?
Far from dry facts and figures, Father McBride delves into the human drama of church history, from the stories of the early martyrs to the continuing unfolding of the changes of Vatican II and the church in the new millennium.
Updated and reformatted with new chapters, sidebars, bibliography and index, The Story of the Church is ideal for classroom use, small groups or individual study.
"The study of Church history offers natural evidence for the Church's durability and continuity and supports our supernatural belief that Jesus abides with us all days. It is our faith that he will not let the gates of hell prevail against us, that he has sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in our midst." - from the Introduction


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More About Alfred McBride

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Fr. Alfred McBride is a member of St. Norbert Abbey. He holds a doctorate in religious education from the Catholic University of America. In his 58 years of ministry, he has served as professor, novice master, university president and was the founder and executive director of the department of religious education at the National Catholic Educational Association.

Alfred McBride currently resides in the state of Massachusetts.

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Personal Element of Church History  Jul 12, 2009
This updated and expanded edition of Alfred McBride's 1996 work is an excellent resource for the classroom, individuals, and small groups. The author's goal is to bring to life the personal element of church history, "and let the message of the past assume greater relevance for our own day." The book's format provides for flexible use, though a start-to-finish approach is the clear intent. Four parts, the early church, the Middle Ages, the reformation, and the modern church (1800-2000), comprise thirty chapters that highlight key events. Text takes the form of fictional interviews, diaries, letters, and dialogues; short stories; and mini-dramas. Each chapter closes with questions for discussion and reflection, and most include sections on looking back and connecting to our times.

The early church section addresses development of ritual. McBride creates a diary that might have been written by Aegeria, who witnessed and recorded the church's fourth-century initiation practices. In a sidebar, he explains that today's Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) "echoes Aegeria's description of baptismal customs in the early church." In the looking back section he describes customs such as standing on animal skins, the eight-sided baptistery, and triple immersion and links them to modern liturgical practices. Under the heading connecting to our times, McBride highlights official and personal ways for those born into the church to relate to the sacraments of initiation throughout their lives. Reflection questions for this chapter deal with community involvement in the baptismal process and understanding infant baptism.
 

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