Absolute Truth

Absolute Truth : The Catholic Church Today

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The Catholic Church holds the allegiance of close to a billion people. This text, drawing on interviews with Catholics, tells the story of the revolution in this institution. The text covers politics, intellect and personal passions such as sex, contraception and personal morality.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 18mm | 192g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 8pp colour illustrations
  • 0140272976
  • 9780140272970

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BBC news presenter and former diplomatic correspondent Stourton looks at the Roman Catholic Church since the second Vatican Council (1962-65) and claims that Vatican II gave the church the energies and ideas that it needed to meet the challenges of the late 20th century - the struggled against communism and the shift of focus to the Third World - but it also unleashed powerful forces that could tear the church apart in the new millennium. This book accompanies a major British television series. (Kirkus UK)show more

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