Michael Glazier, formerly publisher of Michael Glazier, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, has also co-edited The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History for Liturgical Press. Monika K. Hellwig, LL.B., Ph.D., is president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. Formerly the Landegger Professor of Theology at Georgetown University, she is also a lecturer and writer in Catholic theology and interfaith studies.
Although there is more than a 2,000 year history filled with ritual and traditions, over 1,400 succinct entries and 250 illustrations address the most common teachings of the Church. The Modern Catholic Encyclopedia would make an excellent resource for middle or high school classrooms as well as for college students. This book should be on the shelf of every Catholic school, elementary through college, as an informational resource. It would be useful for everything from researching reports to evangelizing the most universal teachings of the Church, to establishing a strong foundation for catechesis.Catholic Education Intellectually, it is first-rate.Reference Reviews The Modern Catholic Encyclopedia will be useful in any parish, high school, or college library. This handy volume could accompany gifts of a Catholic Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church for all those enrolled in the RCIA programs. There are few peers that would be as informative in showing the breadth and depth of the tradition.Catholic Library World An added bonus for professors and students is its affordable price.Catholic Books Review I highly recommend The Modern Catholic Encyclopedia for libraries and parish centers, as well as colleges and universities.Catholic Books Review