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I. Concept – II. Distribution and Membership Statistics – III. Church History – IV. Missions in Catholicism

I. Concept

“Catholicism” is generally understood as encompassing the historically conditioned and therefore contingent configurations that have emerged when the basic dogmatic, ethical, and constitutional elements of Roman Catholic Christianity have taken root in concrete…

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Beinert, Wolfgang, Rappel, Simone, Conzemius, Victor and Collet, Giancarlo, “Catholicism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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