Saints and Sinners: A History of the Popes (Paperback)
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Short Description for Saints and Sinners Covers the last years of John Paul II and the election of Benedict XVI. This book encompasses the history of the papacy, from its beginnings.
- Published: 09 August 2006
- Format: Paperback 480 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780300115970 ISBN 10: 0300115970
- Sales rank: 75,407
Full description for Saints and Sinners
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"""