Leslie Hardinge Library Guides: CHIS 563/663/863 History and Theology of the Roman Catholic Church

This is your subject guide for the course, History and Theology of the Roman Catholic Church, a study of the history and theology of the Roman Catholic Church from its earliest beginnings between the fourth and sixth centuries to its postVatican II developments, with particular emphasis on the rise, development, and progress of the papacy. Appropriate consideration is given to the main dogmas of the Church, and to the world strategy of the papacy and its prophetic significance.

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  • Apologetics​ This site contains weblinks to Catholic apologetics.

  • enter the Table of Contents of the Catechism of the Catholic Church hereFull text of the 1997 American edition Cathechism of the Catholic Church, plus search engine.
  • Catholic.netThis site provides access to leading Catholic magazines and newspapers, papal and Church documents, and devotional services, as well as weekly highlights from Catholic publications and web sites.

  • CatholiCity.com        This website contains cathechisms, articles by Fr. John McCloskey, the Catholic encyclopedia, Catholic church teachings, Catholic commentary, and hundreds of best Catholic web links.
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  • New Advent This website offers Catholic encyclopedia, Summa Theologiae, The Fathers of the Church, Bible in Greek, English and Latin text, Church documents, blogs, and Catholic web links.
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  • The Roman Theological Forum "The Roman Theological Forum is an association of scholars working with other interested persons for the advancement of theology and philosophy within the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. It addresses contemporary questions of theology and philosophy, beginning from a Thomist point of view, and it is promoting with special attention a neo-Patristic approach to the interpretation of Sacred Scripture."
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  • ZENIT – English The homepage of the Rome-based international news agency. 
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