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

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

by Roger Collins
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Keepers of the Keys of Heaven: A History of the Papacy by Roger Collins

One of the most enduring and influential of all human institutions, the papacy has also been amongst the most controversial. No one who seeks to make sense of modern issues within Christendom—or, indeed, world history—can neglect the vital shaping role of the popes.

In Keepers of the Keys of Heaven, eminent religion scholar Roger Collins offers a masterful account of the entire arc of papal history—from the separation of the Greek and Latin churches to the contemporary controversies that threaten the unity of the one billion-strong worldwide Catholic community. A definitive and accessible guide to what is arguably the world's most vaunted office, Keepers of the Keys of Heaven is essential reading for anyone interested in the role of faith in the shaping of our world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786744183
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 02/24/2009
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 576
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Roger Collins is Research Fellow of the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. The author of numerous books and articles in the field of religious history, he lives in Edinburgh.

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Keepers of the Keys of Heaven: A History of the Papacy 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 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.