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A History of the Popes

John O'Malley
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A History of the Popes tells the story of the oldest living institution in the Western world-the papacy. From its origins in Saint Peter, Jesus' chief disciple, through Pope Benedict XVI today, the popes have been key players in virtually all of the great dramas of the western world in the last two thousand years. Acclaimed church historian John W. O'Malley's engaging narrative examines the 265 individuals who have claimed to be Peter's successors. Rather than describe each pope one by one, the book focuses on the popes that shaped pivotal moments in both church and world history. The author does not shy away from controversies in the church, and includes legends like Pope Joan and a comprehensive list of popes and antipopes to help readers get a full picture of the papacy.

This simultaneously reverent yet critical book will appeal to readers interested in both religion and history as it chronicles the saints and sinners who have led the Roman Catholic Church over the past 2000 years. The author draws from his popular audio CD lecture series on the topic,
2,000 Years of Papal History, available through Now You Know Media (www.nowyouknowmedia.com).




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A History of the Popes tells the story of the oldest living institution in the Western world-the papacy. From its origins in Saint Peter, Jesus' chief disciple, through Pope Benedict XVI today, the popes have been key players in virtually all of the great dramas of the western world in the last two thousand years. Acclaimed church historian John W. O'Malley's engaging narrative examines the 265 individuals who have claimed to be Peter's successors. Rather than describe each pope one by one, the book focuses on the popes that shaped pivotal moments in both church and world history. The author does not shy away from controversies in the church, and includes legends like Pope Joan and a comprehensive list of popes and antipopes to help readers get a full picture of the papacy.

This simultaneously reverent yet critical book will appeal to readers interested in both religion and history as it chronicles the saints and sinners who have led the Roman Catholic Church over the past 2000 years. The author draws from his popular audio CD lecture series on the topic,
2,000 Years of Papal History, available through Now You Know Media (www.nowyouknowmedia.com).



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John O'Malley

John W. O'Malley is University Professor at Georgetown University.

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  • a History Of The Popes tells The Story Of The Oldest Living Institution In The Western World-the Papacy. From Its Origins In Saint Peter, Jesus' Chief Disciple, Through Pope Benedict Xvi Today, The Popes Have Been Key Players In Virtually All Of The Great Dramas Of The Western World In The Last Two Thousand Years. Acclaimed Church Historian John W. O'malley's Engaging Narrative Examines The 265 Individuals Who Have Claimed To Be Peter's Successors. Rather Than Describe Each Pope One By One, The Book Focuses On The Popes That Shaped Pivotal Moments In Both Church And World History. The Author Does Not Shy Away From Controversies In The Church, And Includes Legends Like Pope Joan And A Comprehensive List Of Popes And Antipopes To Help Readers Get A Full Picture Of The Papacy.

    This Simultaneously Reverent Yet Critical Book Will Appeal To Readers Interested In Both Religion And History As It Chronicles The Saints And Sinners Who Have Led The Roman Catholic Church Over The Past 2000 Years. The Author Draws From His Popular Audio Cd Lecture Series On The Topic,
    2,000 Years Of Papal History, Available Through Now You Know Media (www.nowyouknowmedia.com).


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  • Catalogue Code 402763
  • Product Code 9781580512299
  • ISBN 1580512291
  • EAN 9781580512299
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Sheed & Ward Usa
  • Publication Date Nov 2009
  • Sales Rank #77377
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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