Saints & Sinners

Saints & Sinners

A History of the Popes

eBook - 2006
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Yale University
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

Baker & Taylor
Fifty black-and-white and one hundred color illustrations accompany a history of the Papacy--the companion volume to a French-British television series--from its development after the execution of Peter to the reign of Pope John Paul II. UP.

This engrossing book encompasses the extraordinary history of the papacy, from its beginnings nearly two thousand years ago to the present day. In this new edition, the final chapter has been expanded to cover the last years of John Paul II and the election of Benedict XVI.
Praise for the earlier editions:
“[A] minor masterpiece which is everything good, popular history ought to be. . . . The most comprehensive single-volume history of the popes in print.”—John Adamson, Sunday Telegraph
“Duffy enlivens the long march through church history with anecdotes that bring the different pontiffs to life. . . .  Saints and Sinners is a remarkable achievement.”—Piers Paul Read, The Times (London)
“Will fascinate anyone wishing to better understand the history of the Catholic Church and the forces that have shaped the role of the papacy.”--Gloria J. Tysl, Christian Century

Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale Nota Bene, 2006
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780300175035
Characteristics: 1 online resource (474 pages, [16] pages of plates) : color illustrations


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