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Saints and Sinners By Eamon Duffy

Saints and Sinners by Eamon Duffy

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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.

Saints and Sinners Summary

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

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

Saints and Sinners Reviews

"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 Telegraph "... will intrigue the faithful as well as the skeptical." Economist "Duffy 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 Century"

About Eamon Duffy

Eamon 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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Saints and Sinners: A History of the Popes by Eamon Duffy
Used - Very Good
Yale University Press
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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