Doors to the Sacred has endured as an indispensable account of the sacraments of the Catholic Church. Used in hundreds of university and seminary courses and full of critical acclaim, it details their historical and cultural evolution and the rituals and practices associated with them. This Vatican II Golden Anniversary Edition explains the liturgical changes found in The Roman Missal, Third Edition, and provides extensive resources for students and seekers alike, including:
- A visual timeline of people, events, and sacramental changes in Church history,
- A glossary of philosophical and theological terms
- An updated annotated bibliography for further reading
- An improved design for easier reading and reference.