Author Gerald O’Collins

Despite a long history of external threats and internal strife, the Roman Catholic Church remains  a vast and influential presence around the world today.  What are the origins of the Catholic Church? How has it changed and adapted over the centuries?  What challenges does the Catholic Church now fadein the twenty-first century?

In this Very Short Introduction, Gerald O’Collins answers these questions and more, and presents, in clear and assessable language, a fresh introduction to the largest and oldest institution in the world.

~From the inside front cover.