Keepers of the Keys of Heaven: A History of the Papacy

Keepers of the Keys of Heaven: A History of the Papacy

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by Roger Collins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465011950

ISBN-13: 9780465011957

Pub. Date: 02/23/2009

Publisher: Basic Books


One of the most enduring and influential of all human institutions, the Papacy has also been among the most controversial. From the founding of the Christian Church in the first century AD to the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe in the late twentieth century, the Popes have been central players in the history of Europe. In Keepers of the Keys of

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One of the most enduring and influential of all human institutions, the Papacy has also been among the most controversial. From the founding of the Christian Church in the first century AD to the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe in the late twentieth century, the Popes have been central players in the history of Europe. In Keepers of the Keys of Heaven, eminent medieval and religious scholar Roger Collins presents the entire, grand arc of papal history in an objective, accessible single volume. From the separation of the Greek and Latin churches to the contemporary controversies that threaten the unity of the many-million-strong Catholic Church, Collins shows how no one seeking to make sense of the modern world can neglect the vital role of the popes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465011957
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
02/23/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.90(d)

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Keepers of the Keys of Heaven: A History of the Papacy 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This is a page-turner book, providing an objective and thorough history of the papacy -- from its origin to modern times. I recommend it to anyone on a quest to discover the truth behind the institutionalization of religion.