Selecting the Pope: Uncovering the Mysteries of Papal Elections

Selecting the Pope: Uncovering the Mysteries of Papal Elections

by Greg Tobin
     
 

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"Offers some educated guesses about the next pope....valuable....for....intriguing details regarding past popes and....accounts of the procedure used to select a pope."--Library Journal.
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"Offers some educated guesses about the next pope....valuable....for....intriguing details regarding past popes and....accounts of the procedure used to select a pope."--Library Journal.

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Publishers Weekly
As Pope John Paul II celebrates his Silver Jubilee this year (making his tenure the third longest in papal history), his apparently failing health has been a concern to many. Speculation abounds about who will succeed him, and when. In Selecting the Pope: Uncovering the Mysteries of Papal Elections, Greg Tobin describes the labyrinthine process of choosing a successor, and even gives some odds for various contenders. The book's second half outlines the complex rules for a papal election and some of the challenges that will face the new pope. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
These two books offer some educated guesses about the next pope but are valuable mainly for their intriguing details regarding past popes and their accounts of the procedure used to select a pope, from the often raucous means used prior to the 13th century, to the conclave election by cardinals of the Church used since 1274, to the significant modifications legislated by the present pope. Though similar in scope, the books differ significantly. Tobin's is short on history and long on lists and documents; its strongest feature is the inclusion of the new statutes for papal elections and the list of cardinal-electors who might be in conclave within the year. Walsh's book is long on history and short on lists and documents; a unique feature is its detailing of the rise and demise of the "capitulations" through which a papal candidate would promise his fellow cardinals to abide by the common wisdom of their old-boy network. Recommended for seminary and academic libraries and for community libraries with strong religion circulation.-David I. Fulton, Coll. of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402774409
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/10/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
672,020
File size:
1 MB

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