Saints and Sinners: A History of the Popes / Edition 3

Saints and Sinners: A History of the Popes / Edition 3

by Eamon Duffy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300115970

ISBN-13: 9780300115970

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: Yale University Press

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

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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
 
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300115970
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements VI(1)
List of Maps
VI(1)
Preface VII
1 'UPON THIS ROCK' C.AD 33-461
1(36)
I From Jerusalem to Rome
II The Bishops of Rome
III The Age of Constantine
IV The Birth of Papal Rome
2 BETWEEN TWO EMPIRES 461-1000
37(50)
I Under Gothic Kings
II The Age of Gregory the Great
III The Byzantine Captivity of the Papacy
IV Empires of the West
3 SET ABOVE NATIONS 1000-1447
87(46)
I The Era of Papal Reform
II From Papal Reform to Papal Monarchy
III The Pinnacle of Papal Power
IV Exile and Schism
4 PROTEST AND DIVISION 1447-1774
133(62)
I The Renaissance Popes
II The Crisis of Christendom
III The Counter-Reformation
IV The Popes in an Age of Absolutism
5 THE POPE AND THE PEOPLE 1774-1903
195(50)
I The Church and the Revolution
II From Recovery to Reaction
III Pio Nono: The Triumph of Ultramontanism
IV Ultramontanism with a Liberal Face: The Reign of Leo XIII
6 THE ORACLES OF GOD 1903-1997
245(48)
I The Age of Intransigence
II The Age of the Dictators
III The Age ofVatican II
IV The Way We Live Now
Appendix A: Chronological List of Popes and Antipopes 293(7)
Appendix B: Glossary 300(4)
Notes 304(3)
Bibliographical Essay 307(10)
Index 317

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