The Pius War: Responses to the Critics of Pius XII

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Joseph Bottum, David G. Dalin
Lexington Books, Nov 9, 2004 - History - 268 pages
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In the brutal fight that has raged in recent years over the reputation of Pope Pius XII_leader of the Catholic Church during World War II, the Holocaust, and the early years of the Cold War_the task of defending the Pope has fallen primarily to reviewers. These reviewers formulated a brilliant response to the attack on Pius, but their work was scattered in various newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals_making it nearly impossible for the average reader to gauge the results. In The Pius War, Weekly Standard's Joseph Bottum has joined with Rabbi David G. Dalin to gather a representative and powerful sample of these reviews, deliberately chosen from a wide range of publications. Together with a team of professors, historians, and other experts, the reviewers conclusively investigate the claims attacking Pius XII. The Pius War, and a detailed annotated bibliography that follows, will prove to be a definitive tool for scholars and students_destined to become a major resource for anyone interested in questions of Catholicism, the Holocaust, and World War II.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Ch01 Pius XII and the Jews
13
Ch02 Dismantling the Cross
25
Ch03 A Dangerous Thing to Do
33
Ch04 A New Syllabus of Errors
41
Ch05 Desperately Seeking Culprits
47
Ch06 The Land of What If
53
Ch07 Something Deeply Shameful
59
Ch08 How Not to Deal with History
67
Ch09 To Avoid Worse Evils
77
Ch10 Bigotrys New Low
83
Ch11 Pius XII and the Nazis
89
An Annotated Bibliographyof Works on Pius XII the SecondWorld War and the Holocaust
97
About the Contributors
281
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Joseph Bottum is Books & Arts editor of The Weekly Standard. David G. Dalin is Professor of History and Political Science at Ave Maria University and the author of numerous books on American Jewry.

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