This book is designed to satisfy the hunger for religious knowledge among a broad segment of Roman Catholic lay persons. In 27 chapters 25 of the leading scripture scholors and theologians in the church today present an accessible guide to the essential elements of Roman Catholic theology. Designed as a primer for catechists, the book can be equally used in college courses on Catholicism or simply for personal growth. The book begins with an introduction to the Scriptures in three chapters, followed by three chapters on the Old Testament and three on the New. Then follows the section on theology, with four chapters devoted to the person of Jesus, six on the church, four on Christian morality, and four on the sacraments. An accessible, affordable, comprehensive guide to contemorary Catholic theology.