Breaking Faith

Breaking Faith : The Pope, the People and the Fate of Catholicism

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During the 1990s and into the 21st century, divisions within the Catholic Church have ripened into hatred and contempt and the Vatican is making little or no attempt to heal the antagonism. This text surveys the state of the Church throughout the world and suggests that a major schism in the Church is imminent unless the papacy determines to heal the rifts between conservatives and liberals, orthodoxy and pluralism. Amongst other things, the survey examines the role of women, the split between teaching and practice on sexual morals and the changing face of the priesthood.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 134 x 197 x 22mm | 238g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • index
  • 0141004630
  • 9780141004631

About John Cornwell

John Cornwell directs the Science and Human Dimension Project at Cambridge University, and is an award-winning journalist and author. His books A Thief In The Night: The Death Of Pope John Paul I and Hitler's Pope: The Secret History Of Pius XII were both bestsellers worldwide. John Cornwell lives in Cambridge and Northamptonshire.
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Table of contents

On Catholic bashing; a Catholic dark age; divisions; what is the Church?; the pope from Poland; a Catholic personal history; conversion of life; the great adulteration; dilution of belief; Catholic "sexology"; priests; a disgruntled laity; women in the Church; the new inquisition; the science and politics of saints; hierarchy.
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