A History of the Popes: From Peter to the Present

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A History of the Popes tells the story of the oldest living institution in the Western world—the papacy. From its origins in Saint Peter, Jesus' chief disciple, through Pope Benedict XVI today, the popes have been key players in virtually all of the great dramas of the western world in the last two thousand years. Acclaimed church historian John W. O'Malley's engaging narrative examines the 265 individuals who have claimed to be Peter's successors. Rather than describe each pope one by one, the book focuses on the popes that shaped pivotal moments in both church and world history. The author does not shy away from controversies in the church, and includes legends like Pope Joan and a comprehensive list of popes and antipopes to help readers get a full picture of the papacy.

This simultaneously reverent yet critical book will appeal to readers interested in both religion and history as it chronicles the saints and sinners who have led the Roman Catholic Church over the past 2000 years. The author draws from his popular audio CD lecture series on the topic, 2,000 Years of Papal History, available through Now You Know Media (www.nowyouknowmedia.com).

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About the author

John W. O'Malley, S.J., is a Roman Catholic priest and professor of religion at Georgetown University. He lives in Washington, D.C., and is the author of numerous books, including What

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Government Institutes
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Published on
Nov 16, 2009
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9781580512299
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Christianity / Catholic
Religion / Christianity / History
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Il giro del mondo in 80 giorni con Papa Francesco si potrebbe riassumere in una serie di viaggi apostolici e di visite pastorali che lui stesso ha affrontato con grande passione e tanta devozione nel corso dei due anni e mezzo del suo pontificato. Questi percorsi vengono chiamati Apostolici in quanto il Papa è il successore dell'apostolo Pietro e sono da considerarsi viaggi di cortesia diplomatici tra capi di Stato o rappresentanze locali dello Stato ospitante. Il Papa cerca di diffondere gioia e messaggi d'amore, viaggiando tra le diverse località del mondo e incontrando ogni razza umana. Con questo manuale si vogliono ripercorrere i vari viaggi apostolici del nostro caro Papa nel corso dei suoi 2 anni e mezzo di Pontificato: da Rio De Janeiro alla Terra Santa, dall'Isola di Lampedusa ad Assisi, dalla Corea del Sud alle Filippine, da Napoli a Torino, da Sarajevo al Sud America, da Cuba agli Stati Uniti. In sostanza si cerca di celebrare il suo giro del mondo in 80 giorni, cercando di diffondere i suoi messaggi di pace, amore e libertà tra le tappe fondamentali dell'essere umano.
A captivating insider’s guide to the politics and personalities that will have a tremendous impact on one of the world’s most secretive and important events–the election of a pope.

The next time a conclave unfolds in Rome, some 6,000 journalists are expected to descend on the Eternal City to cover the death of John Paul II and report on the election of his successor. The man in white who emerges from the Sistine Chapel at its conclusion will automatically become one of the most important figures on earth, a leader who commands a unique combination of political and spiritual power. Depending on how he chooses to exercise that power, governments and political systems may rise or fall, religious wars may heat up or abate, and the Church may undergo a radical transformation–from changes in its stances on such issues as sexuality, the place of women in the Church, to the role of the papacy itself.

Conclave is a fascinating look at the election process and at what this headline-making occasion will mean to the world. John L. Allen, Jr., takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the issues, parties, and people most likely to determine the outcome. Setting the election within a broader context, he explains why it matters who becomes pope, discusses their role in the modern world, and examines the issues that will form the agenda of the next papacy.

Although the book is not intended as a “handicapper’s guide,” Allen does offer his own informed list of the “top twenty” contenders for the position. He creates, as well, a classification system that clarifies the differences among the informal political parties that exist within the College of Cardinals, the body of 130-plus men who will elect John Paul II’s successor. In conclusion, he presents a critical, independent-minded profile of each of those cardinals–for one of them will certainly be the new pope.
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