Saints & Sinners: A History of the Popes

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Yale University Press, 1 gen 2006 - 474 pagine
This abundantly illustrated book encompasses the extraordinary history of the papacy, from its beginnings nearly two thousand years ago to the reign of Pope John Paul II.
"Duffy offers a comprehensive overview of the 2,000-year history of the papacy. . . . This digestible survey provides a compelling introduction to one of the most durable and significant institutions to influence the course of Western civilization."—Booklist
"As [Duffy] works his way through the papal roll of honour and dishonour, he is always careful to re-create the political, social and economic background to different reigns. He eschews opaque ecclesiastical jargon and, where a theological or doctrinal dispute has to be explained, he does so in a way that even those unversed in biblical concepts or Christian history will immediately grasp. . . . [An] outstanding work of popular scholarship."—Peter Stanford, The Daily Telegraph
 

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Sommario

1 UPON THIS ROCK
1
2 BETWEEN TWO EMPIRES
48
3 SET ABOVE NATIONS
110
4 PROTEST AND DIVISION
177
5 THE POPE AND THE PEOPLE
247
6 THE ORACLES OF GOD
319
Chronological List of Popes and Antipopes
397
Glossary
406
How a New Pope Is Made
415
Notes
421
Bibliographical Essay
428
Picture Credits
456
Index
457
Copyright

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Informazioni sull'autore (2006)

Eamon Duffy, professor of the history of Christianity, and fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, is also the author of The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, 1400-1580 and The Voices of Morebath, both published by Yale University Press.


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