The New Catholic Encyclopedia

The New Catholic Encyclopedia
Since 1967, the New Catholic Encyclopedia, cited by Library Journal as one of the top 50 reference sources of the millennium, has been a standard in public, academic and high school libraries worldwide. Prized for its scholarly presentation of persons and subjects related to Catholicism and the humanities, the New Catholic Encyclopedia is the first place to turn when your users have questions on difficult topics such as abortion, divorce, witchcraft and tolerance. Gale, together with The Catholic University of America, is proud to announce a new and updated edition of this multi-volume set, the first updated edition in more than 30 years.

This revised edition features contributions from hundreds of scholars from all over the world, under the guidance of Catholic University of America’s Reverend Berard Marthaler, O.F.M.Conv. and Gale. Incorporating content from the five supplementary volumes to the first edition of the New Catholic Encyclopedia, this edition also features revised and new articles. Among the 12,000 entries in the Encyclopedia are articles on theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and much more.

What impact did Catholicism have on Shakespeare? What role does music play in religious worship? Why is the fish a Christian symbol? What did John Paul II have to do with the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe? What’s the difference between the Catholic and Protestant bibles? The New Catholic Encyclopedia is the only comprehensive source on Catholic teachings, the source to consult for answers to questions like these, and many more.

In addition to the hundreds of new signed articles on a wide variety of topics, this new edition also contains biographies of contemporary religious figures; thousands of photographs, maps and illustrations; and updated bibliographical citations. The fifteenth volume is a cumulative index to the entire encyclopedia              …Read More