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The reality of our lives is this: we are born in mystery, live in mystery, and die in mystery. Theology is the quest to understand and articulate our relationship with this mystery “in whom we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).

Catholic Theology Basics offers a basic explanation of seven major topics of theology: Scripture, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, Salvation History, the Church and the Sacraments, with suggested references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.


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Steve Mueller, PhD, author of the five books in The Catechist’s Guide reading series from Faith Alive Books, has taught philosophy, theology, scripture and Catholic studies. He helped develop and taught for several years in the renowned Denver Catholic Biblical School and was editor-in-chief of the monthly periodical for Eucharistic spirituality Living with Christ. Steve also was a managing editor for Morehouse Education Resources for lectionary-based catechesis and sacramental preparation resources. He is the current editor for Words of Grace: Daily Reflections & Prayers for Catholics for All Saints Press (

Catholic Theology Basics by Steve Mueller, PhD

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