Saint Mary's Press® Glossary of Theological Terms

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“The glossary is a positive and worthwhile undertaking. An important part of learning to think theologically is learning the language of theology and understanding it. The glossary contributes to a greater understanding of Catholic doctrine and theology.”

Andrew W. Lichtenwalner
The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

“[A major strength of the glossary is] ease of use. The layout of the pages is nonintimidating to freshmen  .  .  .  with its short definitions and clear print. I also liked that reference was made to the Catechism.  .  .  .  It was also quick to use so we could easily use it in class for a definition of a term we came upon.”

Patricia Lewis
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

“[My students] found the glossary both helpful and informative. Some students said they found the book ‘addictive’ and their joy at learning so many new terms made it hard to put down.  .  .  .  Non-native English speakers said that the glossary easily clarified unfamiliar English terms for them. Many English-speaking students appreciated the clear definitions of Hispanic terms and said the glossary would help them in their outreach ministry to Hispanic people.”

Matthew Ogilvie
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology
University of Dallas School of Ministry

“A glossary like this is absolutely essential for any student of the Church. This is like medicine and law. The language of the Church can just be too confusing. Not a bad idea to use as a gift!”

Jack S. Rounds, Jr.
Adult Faith Formation Program
University of Dallas School of Ministry

“In Catholic university education, one can no longer assume the common language of these terms, particularly in required theology classes. This text provides a handy introduction to a number of these terms, both for advanced theological work and for basic information. I believe this work is an essential step in once again creating a common language among undergraduate theology students.”

Tim O'Malley
Director
Notre Dame Center for Liturgy

About This Book

Overview

Designed for College Students Taking Introductory Courses in Catholic Theology

Saint Mary’s Press® Glossary of Theological Terms is the ideal resource for college instructors faced with introducing undergraduate students to Roman Catholic theology—and a highly useful companion for students who find introductory theology and religious studies confusing and challenging. This resource is the logical first step toward Catholic theological literacy.

Here students get beginning definitions or working explanations that serve as the basis for helping them become involved in genuine theological dialogue, discussion, and discovery. The perfect supplement or companion for many different introductory theology and religious studies courses, the glossary is:

• comprehensive in its inclusion of terms
• concise in its definitions
• very user-friendly
The entry for each term includes:
• a reference to the language origin
• an indication of the theological content
• a summary statement of the contemporary meaning

An indispensable guide to the theological terms students will encounter as they begin—and continue—their studies, the Saint Mary’s Press® Glossary of Theological Terms is today’s answer to the pressing need for improving Catholic literacy in today’s beginning theology students.

Details

Weight 0.65 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 1.5 x 9 in
Format

Softcover

ISBN

978-0-88489-903-7

Pages

208

Item # 7100

Customer Reviews

“The glossary is a positive and worthwhile undertaking. An important part of learning to think theologically is learning the language of theology and understanding it. The glossary contributes to a greater understanding of Catholic doctrine and theology.”

Andrew W. Lichtenwalner
The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

“[A major strength of the glossary is] ease of use. The layout of the pages is nonintimidating to freshmen  .  .  .  with its short definitions and clear print. I also liked that reference was made to the Catechism.  .  .  .  It was also quick to use so we could easily use it in class for a definition of a term we came upon.”

Patricia Lewis
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

“[My students] found the glossary both helpful and informative. Some students said they found the book ‘addictive’ and their joy at learning so many new terms made it hard to put down.  .  .  .  Non-native English speakers said that the glossary easily clarified unfamiliar English terms for them. Many English-speaking students appreciated the clear definitions of Hispanic terms and said the glossary would help them in their outreach ministry to Hispanic people.”

Matthew Ogilvie
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology
University of Dallas School of Ministry

“A glossary like this is absolutely essential for any student of the Church. This is like medicine and law. The language of the Church can just be too confusing. Not a bad idea to use as a gift!”

Jack S. Rounds, Jr.
Adult Faith Formation Program
University of Dallas School of Ministry

“In Catholic university education, one can no longer assume the common language of these terms, particularly in required theology classes. This text provides a handy introduction to a number of these terms, both for advanced theological work and for basic information. I believe this work is an essential step in once again creating a common language among undergraduate theology students.”

Tim O'Malley
Director
Notre Dame Center for Liturgy

About the Author

John T. Ford, CSC

The Reverend John T. Ford, CSC, is professor of theology and coordinator of Hispanic/Latino Studies at The Catholic University of America, Washington. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he received his master’s degree in theology from Holy Cross College in Washington, DC, and his licentiate and doctorate in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. His current areas of teaching include nineteenth-century theology, contemporary ecumenism, and Hispanic theology. Reverend Ford has served as president of the North American Academy of Ecumenists, as a member of the United Methodist Roman Catholic Dialogue, and as an observer-consultant for the Consultation on Church Union. He is currently a member of the Ecumenism Committee of the Washington Theological Consortium and also a member of the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches. Among his publications, he is co-editor with Dr. Darlis Swan of Twelve Tales Untold: A Study Guide for Ecumenical Reception.

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