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Sacramental Theology: Means of Grace, Way of Life (Catholic Basics: A Pastoral Ministry)

by Fr. Kurt Stasiak (Author), Thomas P Walters (Editor)

The Catholic understanding of the sacraments is presented in their relationship in the life of the Church. Learn more about sacraments at Loyola Press.

This book is an introduction to the history, theology, and pastoral practice of the Church's liturgy and her sacraments. It is intended particularly for those who have not had the opportunity to engage in a formal, systematic program of theological study and reflection. This book provides many facts about the Church's ritual celebrations. More important than presenting facts, however, this book tries to help readers better understand how the Church thinks about her sacraments--and why.
--From the introduction

Rev. Kurt Stasiak, O.S.B., is a monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, Indiana. He is associate professor sacramental-liturgical theology at Saint Meinrad School of Theology and serves as the seminary's director of spiritual formation. Fr. Kurt received his S. T. D. from the Pontifical University of Saint Anselm, Rome, in 1993. In addition to his work in priesly formation and education, he is interested in the theological education of permanent deacons. His publications include two books: Return to Grace--A Theology for Infant Baptism, published by Liturgical Press, and A Confessor's Handbook, published by Paulist Press.

Binding: Paperback  176pp.
Pub Date: July 01, 2001
ISBN: 0829417214    EAN: 9780829417210