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The Missionary Position: The Ideology of Mother Teresa

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In a frank expose of the Teresa cult, Hitchens details the nature and limits of one woman’s mission to the world’s poor. He probes the source of the heroic status bestowed upon an Albanian nun whose only declared wish is to serve God. He asks whether Mother Teresa’s good works answer any higher purpose than the need of the world’s privileged to see someone, somewhere, doing something for the Third World. He unmasks pseudo-miracles, questions Mother Teresa’s fitness to adjudicate on matters of sex and reproduction, and reports on a version of saintly ubiquity which affords genial relations with dictators, corrupt tycoons and convicted frauds.

About the Author

Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and the author of the best-selling God Is Not Great. His books published by Verso include The Trial of Henry Kissinger, No One Left to Lie To, The Missionary Position, Unacknowledged Legislation, The Parthenon Marbles, Hostage to History, and more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859849293
Subtitle:
Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
Author:
Hitchens, Christopher
Author:
Hitchens, Christopher
Publisher:
Verso
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Church Institutions & Organizations
Subject:
Teresa, mother, 1910-1997
Subject:
Christianity -- History.
Subject:
Institutions & Organizations
Subject:
Religious
Publication Date:
19951017
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
98
Dimensions:
8.82x5.56x.69 in. .64 lbs.

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