Dr. Eamon Duffy
Title: Saints and Sinners: A History of the Popes; Third Edition (Yale Nota Bene)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Yale University Press August 2006
0300115970 / 9780300115970
Seller ID: 20101207181741
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"""