Theology for Beginners

F J. Sheed

Theology for Beginners is one of the most outstanding presentations of the central doctrines of the Christian faith ever penned. Frank Sheed begins with reasons to study theology and the rewards that accompany such a pursuit. After showing how God is Spirit, he examines God’s infinity and man’s creation from nothing, and then moves on to the Trinity, the Fall, the Incarnation and Redemption, the Mystical Body, Grace and the Sacraments, and the Last Things. For those to whom these doctrines once seemed formidable, Sheed’s is a fresh voice of lucid and carefully reasoned prose. To read Theology for Beginners is to have one’s mind awakened to the spiritual realities at the center of human existence.

Praise for Theology for Beginners

“Full of solid food, for the whole banquet of the faith is here—and most attractively served.”

— Catholic World​

About the Author

F J. Sheed

F. J. Sheed was one of the best-known Catholic apologists of the 20th century. He and his wife, Masie, founded the Catholic publishing house of Sheed & Ward, which published Dorothy Day, Jacques Maritain, Christopher Dawson, and G. K Chesterton, among many others. They were also outstanding public lecturers as part of the Catholic Evidence Guild.