Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity, Third Edition traces Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity from their roots in early Christian churches to the way these religions are observed today. Recounted here is the historical passage of the Catholic and Orthodox faiths, from the original teachings of Jesus Christ to the early separation of the Eastern and Western Churches to recent attempts at reconciliation.
The central doctrines of Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity are explored as a background to such current issues as the child abuse scandals of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States and the many tensions over abortion and gay marriage that exist in American society. The philosopy of Pope Benedict XVI, ecumenism and interreligious dialogue, and the role of lay communities are also highlighted. The book is published by Chelsea House Publishers, a leading publisher of educational material.