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The Resource Absolute power : how the pope became the most influential man in the world, Paul Collins

Absolute power : how the pope became the most influential man in the world, Paul Collins

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Absolute power : how the pope became the most influential man in the world
Title
Absolute power
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how the pope became the most influential man in the world
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Paul Collins
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The sensational story of the last two centuries of the papacy, its most influential pontiffs, troubling doctrines, and rise in global authority
  • "In 1799, the papacy was at rock bottom: The Papal States had been swept away and Rome seized by the revolutionary French armies. With cardinals scattered across Europe and the next papal election uncertain, even if Catholicism survived, it seemed the papacy was finished. In this gripping narrative of religious and political history, Paul Collins tells the improbable success story of the last 220 years of the papacy, from the unexalted death of Pope Pius VI in 1799 to the celebrity of Pope Francis today. In a strange contradiction, as the papacy has lost its physical power--its armies and states--and remained stubbornly opposed to the currents of social and scientific consensus, it has only increased its influence and political authority in the world"--
Summary
Explores the last 220 years of papal history, beginning with its low point at the end of the eighteenth century, through its subsequent improbable success as it shed physical power while gaining tremendous influence and political authority around the world
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Amazon.com
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contains biographical information
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10625544
Cataloging source
T7B
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1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, Paul
Dewey number
262.13
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Papacy
  • Popes
  • Roman question
  • Vatican City
  • Papal States
  • HISTORY / Europe
  • RELIGION / Christianity / Catholic
  • RELIGION / History
  • RELIGION / Religion, Politics & State
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adult
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how the Pope became the most influential man in the world
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Absolute power : how the pope became the most influential man in the world, Paul Collins
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-348) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Extinction? -- A death in Valence -- The "new consciousness" and "neo-ultramontanism" -- Part II. From "supreme power" to supreme pontiff -- Tackling a whole new world -- "God and the revolver!" -- "Obbedire, Obey" -- Pontificating on everything -- Part III. Rolling out and rolling back Vatican II -- Good Pope John -- "Throwing open the windows" -- The Polish colossus -- Part IV. "The smell of the sheep" -- "Reform of the reform" -- The "field hospital" -- Death and resurrection
Control code
on1028731176
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 366 pages
Isbn
9781610398602
Lccn
2018932568
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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map
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(OCoLC)1028731176
Label
Absolute power : how the pope became the most influential man in the world, Paul Collins
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Extinction? -- A death in Valence -- The "new consciousness" and "neo-ultramontanism" -- Part II. From "supreme power" to supreme pontiff -- Tackling a whole new world -- "God and the revolver!" -- "Obbedire, Obey" -- Pontificating on everything -- Part III. Rolling out and rolling back Vatican II -- Good Pope John -- "Throwing open the windows" -- The Polish colossus -- Part IV. "The smell of the sheep" -- "Reform of the reform" -- The "field hospital" -- Death and resurrection
Control code
on1028731176
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 366 pages
Isbn
9781610398602
Lccn
2018932568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1028731176

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