The Universal Sacrament of Salvation: Catholic Theology on the Church

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The Universal Sacrament of Salvation: Catholic Theology on the Church

  • Chair of the Systematic Theology
  • St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
18 Lectures (7 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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We all benefit from revisiting the fundamental tenets of our faith. Now, you can explore the sublime mysteries and core theology of Catholicism with brilliant lecturer Monsignor Michael Magee as your guide.

You will treasure this special course.

An institution that has existed longer than any extant government on earth, the Catholic Church continues to touch the hearts and minds of billions. The fact that Catholics in Creed recite the words, “I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church…” means that there is more to the Church than meets the eye. Now, you can encounter the enduring power of the theology of the Church through this 18-lecture audio course.

Celebrated lecturer and Chair of Systematic Theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Monsignor Magee brings insight, learning, and perspective to this special course. Through captivating and faithful lectures, he will guide you through a study of the meaning of the Church as found in the Sacred Scriptures and in Catholic doctrine.

By more fully understanding the Church, you will gain invaluable insight into the enduring power of our faith. This essential course is ideal for lifelong Catholics and new believers alike.

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Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
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3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • The Church as Mystery, Part I
  • The Church as Mystery, Part II
  • Biblical Ecclesiology, Part I: Foreshadowings in the Old Testament
  • Biblical Ecclesiology, Part II: Foundations in the New Testament
  • The Church Observed in the New Testament
  • Mystical Body of Christ and Beloved Bride of Christ
  • People of God and Universal Sacrament of Salvation
  • Christ’s Priesthood and the Mystery of the Church
  • The Ministry of the Twelve and the College of Bishops
  • The Role of Saint Peter and the Papacy in the Church
  • Historical Tensions and the Challenge of Church Unity
  • Priests and Deacons in the Church
  • Magisterium: The Teaching Office of the Church’s Pastors
  • The Universal Call to Holiness: Laypersons and Consecrated Religious
  • The Church as a Communion of Churches: Universal, Particular, and Local Churches
  • Who Belongs to the Church of God?
  • The Church as Necessary for Salvation
  • The Blessed Virgin Mary: Mother and Exemplar of the Church
About Your Presenter

Msgr. Michael Kevin Magee, S.S.L., S.T.D., S.T.L., is currently Chair of the Systematic Theology department as well as Professor of Systematic Theology and Sacred Scripture at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Pennsylvania. Msgr. Magee earned his bachelor’s degree at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. In 1991, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia after earning his M.Div. and M.A. at the Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. He received a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. From 1998–2007, Msgr. Magee served as an Official at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in Rome. Msgr. Magee has written many articles, including “From the Bible to the Lectionary of the Holy Mass: Norms and Principles” and “Preparation for the New English Translation of the Roman Missal.”

Commenting on Msgr. Magee’s course Understanding the New Translation of the Roman Missal, Bishop John Barres gave the following praise: “Msgr. Michael Magee gives an inspiring and lucid commentary... The instructions show a blend of intellectual depth, a strong capacity to communicate with a variety of audiences in a spiri...

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The History and the Theology of the Church Matters Today
Monsignor Magee presents a clear series of discussions on the Church as a universal sacrament. This talk covers both the history and the theology of the church.

The presentation is clear, and the pacing makes it easy to follow. Msgr. Magee does not talk down to his audience, but neither does his presentation go over one's head. Nonetheless, given the many aspects of the topic, I have found it helpful, and enjoyable, to listen to the course over and over again.

The course covers the foreshadowing of the Church in the Old Testament. Msgr. Magee follows this by identifying indications in the New Testament of the establishment and early life of the Church. He then focuses on the significance of the structure of the Church and the ways in which the Church has been both united and divided over the centuries.

Each step along the way, Msgr. Magee explains why knowing the history and theology of the Church helps one to appreciate the blessings and understand the challenges facing the Church today.
Review by Matthew Hawkins (Posted on 1/13/2017)
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