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Chronicle of the Popes

Author: Stuart, P G Max
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 240
Pub Date: 01/10/1997
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500017982
Availability: In stock
Quick overview This title recounts the lives, deeds and misdeeds of the 264 popes from St Peter to John Paul II. The dichotomy between the awesome dignity of the holy office and the all-too-human passions and pleasures of some of the individuals who have occupied it characterizes the narrative.
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An account of the lives, deeds and misdeeds of the 264 popes from St Peter to John Paul II showing how the papacy has come full circle from self-consciously spiritual office to embroilment in political power and back to self-consciously spiritual office.

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