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Papal Sin: Structures of Deceit

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Book News Annotation:

Wills (history, Northwestern U.) characterizes the modern papacy as steadfastly unwilling to face the truth about itself, its past, and its relations with others. Citing the Holocaust, discrimination against women, the assertion that natural law dictates its sexual code, and other matters, he argues that even when the Vatican tries to be honest, it ends up resorting to historical distortions and evasions.
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Synopsis:

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills comes an assured, acutely insightful, and occasionally stinging critique of the Catholic Church and its hierarchy from the 19th century to the present. Wills describes a papacy that seems steadfastly unwilling to face the truth about itself but also reminds the reader of the positive potential of the Church.

About the Author

Garry Wills is an adjunct professor of history at Northwestern University. Wills received a Ph.D. in classics from Yale and has had a distinguished career as an author, with books such as Lincoln at Gettysburg, John Wayne's America, a biography of St. Augustine, and A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government. He has received numerous accolades, including the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (for Lincoln at Gettysburg) and the NEH Presidential Medal.

Wills is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and his articles appear frequently in The New York Review of Books.

Table of Contents

Remembering the holocaust — Toward the holocaust — Usurping the holocaust — Claims of victimhood — The tragedy of Paul VI: prelude — The tragedy of Paul VI: encyclical — Excluded women — The Pope's eunuchs — Priestly caste — Shrinking the Body of Christ — Hydraulics of grace — Conspiracy of silence — A gay priesthood — Marian politics — The gift of life — The age of truth — Acton's reckless truth — Newman's cautious truth — Augustine vs. Jerome — Augustine vs. Consentius — The truth that frees.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385494106
Subtitle:
(structures of deceit )
Author:
Wills, Garry
Publisher:
Doubleday Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Roman Catholicism
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Church History - Catholic
Subject:
Catholic church
Subject:
Controversial literature
Subject:
Papacy
Subject:
Christianity - History - Catholic
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
1788-S
Publication Date:
2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
viii, 326 p.
Dimensions:
9.57x6.58x1.14 in. 1.32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills comes an assured, acutely insightful, and occasionally stinging critique of the Catholic Church and its hierarchy from the 19th century to the present. Wills describes a papacy that seems steadfastly unwilling to face the truth about itself but also reminds the reader of the positive potential of the Church.
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