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Posted February 27, 2012
Good information, bad entertainment
Jason Berry’s books detail the financial practices of the Catholic Church and how they bring in billions of dollars annually through donations in various business deals. The book plays on the themes of authority and legitimacy, the persuasion that the Church uses, corruption, and substantive justice. It illustrates a modern connection between church and state that has been in place in any and all religious cultures, making it an interesting topic to read about. However, I thought that the way Berry organized his information drew away from the simple facts. He included INSANE amounts of numbers. I think any reader would be surprised at the amount of research Berry did. It is a good book to read for a research paper or political science coursework, but I wouldn't pick it up for pure enjoyment.
It was interesting and I learned a lot about the Catholic Church but found myself struggling to keep reading. I would suggest purchasing the book if you want to know about the scandals through extensive data and research, not straightforward facts.
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