For a new generation of believers wondering about the meaning of the sacraments, here's a text that offers some clear and concrete explanations and answers. Ray Noll brings together the theology, history, and pastoral practice of the sacraments in a very readable, student-friendly book that is ideal for an introductory course on the sacraments. Sacraments, A New Understanding will engage adults who want to deepen their faith knowledge of the sacraments and their place in the life of the church. This book includes a CD-ROM containing articles and passages by some recognized theologians who have played a major role in reflecting on sacramental theology in our age. In addition, each chapter of the text includes thought-provoking questions both for review and further discussion; suggestions for projects and for further reader; and a glossary with key terms.