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The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

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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.

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In a searching examination of the Teresa cult, Christopher Hitchens recasts our relationship with Mother Teresa of Calcutta. He concludes that, far from being heaven's agent on Earth, Mother Teresa is one of hell's angels.

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Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, feted by politicians, the Church and the world's media, Mother Teresa of Calcutta appears to be on the fast track to sainthood. But what, asks Christopher Hitchens, makes Mother Teresa so divine?

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In a searching examination of the Teresa cult, the author of International Territory: The United Nations 1945-95 passes his final caustic judgement on Mother Teresa, reviewing her surrogate role as propagandist for the most extreme views, and concluding that she is not heaven's agent on Earth. "Hitchens argues his case with consummate style."--New York Times. 20 illustrations.

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:
9781859840542
Subtitle:
Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
Author:
Hitchens, Christopher
Author:
Hitchens, Christopher
Publisher:
Verso
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Church Institutions & Organizations
Subject:
Theology and philosophy
Subject:
Missions & Missionary Work
Subject:
Teresa, mother, 1910-1997
Subject:
Nuns
Subject:
Missionaries of Charity
Subject:
Nuns -- India -- Calcutta -- Biography.
Subject:
Institutions & Organizations
Subject:
Christian Ministry - Missions
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Christianity-Missionaries
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
nr. 45
Publication Date:
19970417
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
98
Dimensions:
8.43x5.19x.36 in. .33 lbs.

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Product details 98 pages Verso - English 9781859840542 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a searching examination of the Teresa cult, Christopher Hitchens recasts our relationship with Mother Teresa of Calcutta. He concludes that, far from being heaven's agent on Earth, Mother Teresa is one of hell's angels.
"Synopsis" by , Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, feted by politicians, the Church and the world's media, Mother Teresa of Calcutta appears to be on the fast track to sainthood. But what, asks Christopher Hitchens, makes Mother Teresa so divine?
"Synopsis" by , In a searching examination of the Teresa cult, the author of International Territory: The United Nations 1945-95 passes his final caustic judgement on Mother Teresa, reviewing her surrogate role as propagandist for the most extreme views, and concluding that she is not heaven's agent on Earth. "Hitchens argues his case with consummate style."--New York Times. 20 illustrations.
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