Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma is widely recognized as one of the greatest Drawing from many years of classroom experience, Dr. Ludwig Ott lays out a. Georgetown psychology professor was also a devoted Catholic father and wrote this THIS book by Dr. Ludwig Ott is a conspectus of aU Dogmatic Theology. Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma has ratings and 10 reviews. Kevin said: Excellent and in-depth primer of Catholic dogma. It is not comprehensive, but.

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Part 1 begins with an examination of the unity of God. Chapter 1 of Section 2 outlines the speculative explanation of the internal-divine processions. He then proceeds with an extended almost mind-numbing treatment concerning the eucharist, affirming the doctrine of transubstantiation and the Mass.

Why is this important? Really, any Catholic who wants to know the actual content of the Catholic Faith, as well as which doctrines are matters of opinion or dispute and to what degreeshould consult Ott on a regular basis. What is amazing is that, in spite of the shortcomings ov the earlier English translation, the Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma has continued to be used profitably by students and teachers of theology in the English-speaking world.

Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma

If something is decreed on earth and is also bound in Heaven, that thing must be the truth. There is, then, no place for ” pick and choose ” in the truths proposed to the Faith of Christians by the Infallible Teaching Church for they are bound in Heaven by God Himself.


Ott begins the discussion with an examination of the doctrine of grace, comparing actual grace with habitual grace. Essential for priests, seminarians, parents and teachers. I am much indebted to my colleague, Fr.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I wouldn’t quite recommend this for newcomers to the Catholic faith, but for more informed Catholics seeking to expand their knowledge. Jlake rated it really liked it Mar 02, I acknowledge with thanks that I found many hints and ideas in various religious textbooks particularly in those of Bartmann, Diekamp, Pohle and Van Noort.

So, I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand what the Catholic Church really teaches. Ott transitions to focusing on the work of Jesus, first examining His redemption. Ludwig Ott with the gifts needed to compose such an excellent manual of Catholic dogmatic theology.

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I’m not familiar with this book. Took me over 2 months to get hold of this book because they do not print it anymore.

Section 1 outlines the proofs for the existence of God. A few jarring errors search the internet for correctionsbut otherwise a solid treasury and keepsake reference work.

It is not comprehensive, but covers the core essentials well – in odd pages. Section 2 examines the nature of God. Ott over 50 years ago. CJP rated it really liked it Jan 14, Trivia About Fundamentals of C Sep 07, John Greally rated it it was amazing. I simply cannot recommend this book and this new dogm of it highly enough.


Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma by Ludwig Ott

Helena, Germany in Jean rated it really liked it May 09, As the framework of a basic course could not be exceeded, only the most important pronouncements of official Church teaching, only individual significant scriptural texts, and only one or two patristic texts could be quoted verbatim. The Catholic Church is infallible because it is: These lists of errors have been taken into account when making this domga translation.

The added references to the documents of Vatican II are few and modest. Open Preview See a Problem?

DH instead of DH f. Chapter 1 under Section 2 considers the knowledge of the nature of God, whereas Chapter 2 focuses on the nature of God in itself. Since then the Lynch-Bastible translation has been published in oudwig subsequent printings, and continues to be a highly esteemed manual of dogmatic theology.

Chapter 3 examines the triple personality three persons of God. Lucwig has been an “errata sheet” floating around for a long time. I am absolutely happy to get hold of this.