The Faith Understood: An Introduction to Catholic Theology

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The Faith Understood: An Introduction to Catholic Theology

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Discover the basic principles of authentic biblical interpretation. Learn why the Magisterium is the only way to correctly interpret the Bible and the writings of the Church fathers, doctors, and saints. Find out why Scripture, Tradition, and the Magisterium are the only three legs of the theological tripod that preserves the whole truth about God. See why faith and reason, science and theology, the natural and the supernatural are always agreeable. Explore the Incarnation and its primary Christological heresies that threatened the early Church. Unlock one of the most misunderstood areas of Catholic theology in the person of Mary. Unravel the mystery of eschatology—the "last things"—judgment, purgatory, hell, and heaven. Great for college students, adult faith formation programs, and motivated Catholics aspiring to learn more about their faith.

About the author

Mark Zia, S.T.D., received a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Italy. He is an associate professor of Theology and Director of Academic Enrichment Programs at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He and his wife Julia are the parents of six children.


"The Faith Understood is a beacon of light for all truth seekers hungry to feed on God's Word and grow in the faith. A clear and solid introduction to Catholic doctrine, I strongly recommend this book, especially for the Year of Faith. Get it. Study it. Live it!”

—Dr. Scott Hahn, best-selling Catholic author and theologian


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