Vicars of Christ: The Dark Side of the Papacy

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Bantam Books of Canada Limited, 1988 - Religion - 483 pages
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User Review  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

Whew, those popes get up to all sorts of eye-opening, unpleasant things, don't they? I'm not religious but not militantly so I came to this with no axe to grind with the Roman Catholic Church, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

This is a sensationalist view of an old institution, that often seems to have no operating oversight. The pretensions of the Papacy add an element of spice to this protestant when he raced through ... Read full review

Contents

The Great CoverUp
3
Power
9
From Calvary to the Vatican
11
The Quest for Absolute Power
29
Papal Pornocracy
47
The Papacy at Its Height
57
Power in Decline
75
The Papacys Descent into Hell
89
Papal Heretics
204
The First Infallible Pope
237
The Great Purge
255
Love
271
The Pope Who Loved the World
273
The New Galileo Affair
287
An Unloving View of Sex
318
The Popes Pioneers of Divorce
334

The Inevitable Reformation
111
The Twilight of Absolute Power
123
Truth
137
The Crushing of Dissent
139
The Imposition of Truth
152
Persecuting Witches and Jews
181
The Silent Holocaust
365
Unchaste Celibates
390
Epilogue
435
The Popes
449
Index
469
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