Saints and Sinners A History of the Popes

ISBN-10: 0300115970
ISBN-13: 9780300115970
Edition: 3rd 2006
Authors: Eamon Duffy
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 8/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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

Acknowledgements
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface
'Upon This Rock' c. ad 33-461
From Jerusalem to Rome
The Bishops of Rome
The Age of Constantine
The Birth of Papal Rome
Between Two Empires 461-1000
Under Gothic Kings
The Age of Gregory the Great
The Byzantine Captivity of the Papacy
Empires of the West
Set Above Nations 1000-1447
The Era of Papal Reform
From Papal Reform to Papal Monarchy
The Pinnacle of Papal Power
Exile and Schism
Protest and Division 1477-1774
The Renaissance Popes
The Crisis of Christendom
The Counter-Reformation
The Popes in an Age of Absolutism
The Pope and the People 1774-1903
The Church and the Revolution
From Recovery to Reaction
Pio Nono: The Triumph of Ultramontanism
Ultramontanism with a Liberal Face: The Reign of Leo XIII
The Oracles of God 1903-2005
The Age of Intransigence
The Attack on Modernism
The Age of the Dictators
The Age of Vatican II
Papa Wojtyla
The Way We Live Now
Chronological List of Popes and Antipopes
Glossary
How a New Pope Is Made
Notes
Bibliographical Essay
Picture Credits
Index

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