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    DescriptionThis 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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    Saints and Sinners
    A History of the Popes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eamon Duffy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300115970
    ISBN 10: 0300115970

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.4
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: HRCC7
    BISAC V2.8: REL010000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRCC2
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CHMCHLRCC
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CATHOL
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15420
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    B&T Approval Code: A13553000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CHMCHLCHS
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A13805000
    BISAC V2.8: REL071000, HIS000000
    DC22: 282.0922, 262.1309
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    LC classification: BX955.2 .D84 2006
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRAX, QRMB1
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    47 colour illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    09 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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 "... will intrigue the faithful as well as the skeptical." Economist "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"