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Gerald O'Collins SJ and Mario Farrugia SJ

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199259946

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199259941.001.0001

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Basic Characteristics of Catholicism

Basic Characteristics of Catholicism

Chapter:
(p.367) 10 Basic Characteristics of Catholicism
Source:
Catholicism
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Gerald O'Collins SJ

Mario Farrugia SJ

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199259941.003.0010

Any list of the basic distinctive characteristics of Catholic Christianity should include the following features: it is centred on Jesus, along with his mother Mary; it takes up material objects into its sacramental and devotional life; it practises the principle of ‘both\and’ (e.g. both grace and freedom; both faith and reason; both worldwide unity and new religious movements).

Keywords:   Antiphons, Sacramentals, Saints

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