The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism offers an extensive survey of the history, doctrine, practices, and global circumstances of Roman Catholicism, written by a range of distinguished and experienced Catholic writers. * Engages its readers in an informed and informative conversation about Roman Catholic life and thought * Embraces the local and the global, the past and the present, life and the afterlife, and a broad range of institutions and activities * Considers both what is distinctive about Catholic life and thought, and how Catholicism overlaps with and transforms other ways of thinking and living * Topics covered include: peacemaking, violence and wars; money, the vow of poverty and socio-economic life; art by and about Catholics; and men, women and sex.
James J. Buckley is Professor of Theology and Dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola College in Maryland. He has
published Seeking the Humanity of God: Practices, Doctrines, and
Catholic Theology (1992), is an associate editor of the
journals Modern Theology and Pro Ecclesia and has
co-edited (with L. Gregory Jones) the Blackwell Readings in
Modern Theology series.
Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt is Associate Professor
of Theology at Loyola College in Maryland. He is the author of
Julian of Norwich and the Mystical Body Politic of Christ
(1999) and Why the Mystics Matter (2003). He is also
co-editor of Aquinas in Dialogue (Blackwell, 2004).
Trent Pomplun is an Assistant Professor of Theology at
Loyola College in Maryland. A frequent contributor to Pro
Ecclesia, Nova et Vetera, and Modern Theology, he
writes about late medieval and early modern Catholicism, with
special interests in scholasticism, positive theology, and