Saints And Sinners: A History of the Popes Eamon Duffy


Published: August 9th 2006


474 pages


Saints And Sinners: A History of the Popes  by  Eamon Duffy

Saints And Sinners: A History of the Popes by Eamon Duffy
August 9th 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 474 pages | ISBN: | 3.38 Mb

This engrossing book encompasses the extraordinary history of the papacy, from its beginnings nearly two thousand years ago to the present day. In this new edition, the final chapter has been expanded to cover the last years of John Paul II and the election of Benedict XVI.[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 TelegraphDuffy 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 CenturyA distinguished text... offering plenty of historical facts and sobering, valuable judgments. --Henry Chadwick, New York Times Book ReviewEamon 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.

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