Author: H. Denzinger.
In this age of doctrinal latitude, there is a pressing need for a comprehensive source book on authentic Catholic dogma that is magisterially anchored, while at the same time both practical and non-voluminous. You have such a book in this 1957 English translation of Father Heinrich Denzinger’s "Enchiridion Symbolorum et Definitionum". Since it was first published a century and a half ago, this handbook or collection (enchiridion) of articles (symbols) of faith and morals has enjoyed universal appeal and approbation since the pontificate of Blessed Pope Pius IX.
Although not every entry in this 653 page compendium of Church teaching is definitional (i.e. ex cathedra) it still should be considered the "locutus est" for every wayfaring Catholic whose patria, this side of heaven, is Roma. In addition to a general index there is a scriptural index plus an invaluable systematic or topical index making for very easy reference. Note, too, this edition comes with a one page Corrigenda which is a list of sixteen corrections that must be applied to errors (usually omissions) that escaped the eyes of editors in previous editions.
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