New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition

  • Volume 15
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  • ISBN-10: 0787640190
  • ISBN-13: 9780787640194
  • DDC: 282.03
  • Shipping Weight: 3.90 lbs ( 1.77 kgs)
  • 768 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2003, 2003, 2003
  • © 2003 | Published



Volume 15 is a cumulative index to the entire Encyclopedia.

Since 1967, the New Catholic Encyclopedia, cited by Library Journal as one of the top 50 reference sources of the millennium, has been a standard in public, academic, and high school libraries worldwide. Prized for its scholarly presentation of persons and subjects related to Catholicism and the humanities, the Encyclopedia is the first place you turn when your users have questions on topics such as abortion, divorce, witchcraft, and tolerance. Gale, together with the Catholic University of America, is proud to offer a new and updated edition of this multi-volume set.

This revised edition features contributions from hundreds of scholars from all over the world, under the guidance of Catholic University of America's Reverend Berard Marthaler, O.F.M.Conv. And Gale. Incorporating content from the five supplementary volumes to the first edition of the New Catholic Encyclopedia, this edition also features revised and new articles. Among the 12,000 signed entries in the Encyclopedia are articles on theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and much more.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes both primary and secondary sources.
  • Photographs, maps, and illustrations.
  • Updated bibliographic citations.


"The index, printed in triple columns in a highly readable typeface, is very workmanlike, referring to main articles and to names and topics within articles. Volume-page references to main articles are printed in boldface. The index greatly increases the usefulness of the set. Summing Up: Essential." -- Choice (May 2003)

— Choice