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Benedictine College Theologian’s Book Makes Theology Accessible

It’s theology for non-theologians.

Benedictine College theology professor Mark J. Zia, who has taught Theology 101 for years at the faithful Catholic college (as well as higher level theology courses), recently wrote a book titled The Faith Understood: An Introduction to Catholic Theology.

In response to Pope Benedict XVI’s call for a Year of Faith, Zia is attempting to make theology more accessible to all. Zia wrote at his blog Theologian’s Corner that the book “is written at a level suitable for faith formation classes; women and men's adult theology/Bible study groups; college students; candidates for the permanent diaconate, and anyone else desiring to learn more about the teachings of the Catholic faith.”

“Pope Benedict asked, during this Year of Faith, that we spend extra time and pay extra attention to learning our faith,” he reportedly told The Leaven. “Particularly, he called for us to have a greater familiarity with the catechism and the documents of the Second Vatican Council.”

Zia said this book is meant to help your average Catholic in the pew understand the faith better as well as non-Catholics interested in the faith.

Dr. Scott Hahn of the Franciscan University of Steubenville endorsed the book, according to Zia’s website, calling the book “a beacon of light for all truth seekers hungry to feed on God's Word and grow in the faith.  A clear and solid introduction to Catholic doctrine, I strongly recommend this book, especially for the Year of Faith. Get it. Study it. Live it!"

You can order the book by clicking here.

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