Soldier of Christ: The Life of Pope Pius XII

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Harvard University Press, Jan 15, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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Soldier of Christ reveals a paradoxical figure: a prophetic reformer of limited vision whose leadership stimulated the emergence of a global Catholicism while sowing doubt and dissension among some of the Church’s most faithful servants. The Cold War and Pius XII’s manner of engaging with the modern world defined his pontificate, Ventresca argues.
 

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SOLDIER OF CHRIST: The Life of Pope Pius XII

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Another close scrutiny of the pope excoriated for his silence during World War II and no nearer to redemption.Ventresca (History/King's University Coll.; From Fascism to Democracy: Culture and ... Read full review

Contents

The Pius War
1
1 The Black Nobility and Papal Rome
7
2 The Diplomats Vocation
38
3 Conflict and Compromise
87
4 A Tremendous Responsibility
129
5 War and Holocaust
169
6 A New World Order
219
7 The Universal Pope
271
A Virtuous Life?
304
Abbreviations
315
Notes
317
Acknowledgments
393
Index
397
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Robert A. Ventresca is Associate Professor of History at King's University College at the University of Western Ontario.

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