This Is Our Church: A History of Catholicism (Student Text)

This Is Our Church: A History of Catholicism (Student Text)

Framework Elective B 

Author: Michael Pennock

Price: $27.95

Format: Paperback

Length: 384 pages, with an 8-page 4-color photo insert

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-169-5

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: January 1, 2008

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(© 2013) The Subcommittee on the Catechism, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has found that this catechetical high school text is in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and fulfills the requirements of Elective Course B of the Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age.


This Is Our Church: A History of Catholicism is a comprehensive, readable, and faith-filled portrait of two thousand years of Catholic history that highlights important events, people, trends, and teachings. Complete with photos, charts, and chronologies, This Is Our Church is a rich resource for high school students interested in a study of each major period in the life of the Church.

Following a traditional chronological look at Church history, this text explores the Church as a mystery that reveals the hidden presence of God. This Is Our Church uncovers glimpses of this mystery from the Church's earliest roots in the original covenants made between God and Israel, through its institution by Christ, and onward in human history from the apostolic age to the present.

Each chapter includes several special features:

  • An easy-to-read narrative
  • Chronological timelines and charts
  • Relevant photography
  • Vocabulary pullouts
  • Reflection and discussion questions
  • Activities for further study including online resources

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