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    DescriptionA religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer, and an accomplice of worldly secular powers. Her mission has always been of this kind. The irony is that she has never been able to induce anybody to believe her. It is past time that she was duly honored and taken at her word. Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than THE MISSIONARY POSITION, Christopher Hitchens's meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa. A Nobel Peace Prize recipient beatified by the Catholic Church in 2003, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was celebrated by heads of state and adored by millions for her work on behalf of the poor. In his measured critique, Hitchens asks only that Mother Teresa's reputation be judged by her actions-not the other way around. With characteristic lan and rhetorical dexterity, Hitchens eviscerates the fawning cult of Teresa, recasting the Albanian missionary as a spurious, despotic, and megalomaniacal operative of the wealthy who long opposed measures to end poverty, and fraternized, for financial gain, with tyrants and white-collar criminals throughout the world.


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    Title
    The Missionary Position
    Subtitle
    Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Hitchens, Foreword by Thomas Mallon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 105
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781455523009
    ISBN 10: 1455523003
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.7
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: HRCX7
    BISAC V2.8: REL045000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25490
    Abridged Dewey: 921
    BIC subject category V2: BGX
    Libri: ENGM1840
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 51
    Ingram Subject Code: RK
    DC21: 271.97
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC032000
    Libri: ATHE2000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO018000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: TERE5000
    LC classification: BX4406.5.Z8 H553 2012
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVS4, DNBX
    Publisher
    Little, Brown & Company
    Imprint name
    Grand Central Publishing
    Publication date
    04 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Christopher Hitchens was a contributing editor to "Vanity Fair, ""Slate," and "The Atlantic," and the author of numerous books, including works on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and George Orwell. He also wrote the international bestsellers "god Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything," "Hitch-22: A Memoir," and "Arguably." He died in December 2011.
    Review quote
    "If there is a hell, Hitchens is going there for this book." ""New York Press"""