ELVA SOPHRONIA SMITH
Title: Inside Catholicism (Signs of the sacred)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: Used - Like New
Publisher: HarperCollins December 1995
0006490522 / 9780006490524
Seller ID: 20091104164089
An Eighth Day View:
Inside Catholicism presents the ritual practices and icons of the Catholic church in a new light that focuses on the sacred path that lies beneath the historic edifice. Drawing on the rich archives of Christian art and iconography, Inside Catholicism is an introductory primer on Catholic practice, as well as a stunning visual record of the faith. Inside Catholicism is designed to be an invaluable tool for anyone who wishes to examine or reexamine the world's largest single denomination.
Inside Catholicism follows the global reach of the church; from a somber soldier's mass in Sarajevo to a churchyard in Guatemala, where the Quich, Maya celebrate their unique blend of Catholic and native rituals. You'll visit Pope John Paul II in the painted halls of the Vatican, and a group of nuns as they feed the homeless in San Francisco. Through the camera lens, Inside Catholicism explores the faith of nearly a billion people, celebrating the sacraments, at prayer, on pilgrimage and in their communities.