Heinrich Denzinger, Peter Hünermann, Robert Fastiggi, et al.: Compendium of Creeds, Definitions, and Declarations on Matters of Faith and Morals (Enchiridion symbolorum…)

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The standard reference for Catholic dogmatic theology. The Enchiridion symbolorum reveals the historical development of Church doctrine through chronological arrangement of key passages from principal magisterial source documents. Image links to free 1954 edition, which employs the pre -1963 marginal numbering system. ISBN recommendation: 0898707463

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Dominus Iesus

Jesus Christ, Lord of Heaven and Earth

Jesus proclaims: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Cardinal Ratzinger, as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, asserts the truth of Christ’s statement in this conservative declaration, published 16 June 2000, “on the unicity and salvific universality of Jesus Christ and the Church”. Image links to Vatican translation.

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechesis

Promulgated by Pope John Paul II 15 August 1997, the Catechism of the Catholic Church is a “compendium of all Catholic doctrine regarding both faith and morals”. It provides an updated and systematic presention of “the teaching of Sacred Scripture, the living Tradition in the Church and the authentic Magisterium, as well as the spiritual heritage of the Fathers, Doctors and saints of the Church”. Image links to Vatican translation. ISBN recommendation: 0385508190