Lives of the Popes - reissue: The Pontiffs from St. Peter to Benedict XVI

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Harper Collins, Jan 31, 2006 - Reference - 528 pages

This pocket edition of Richard McBrien's acclaimed Lives of the Popes is a practical quick reference tool for scholars, students, and anyone needing just a few concise facts about all the popes, from St. Peter to Benedict XVI.

 

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Contents

Preface
1
Papal Ecclesiastical and Secular Persons and Events
7
Introduction
17
Monarchical Papacy
127
of the Modern Papacy
275
THE FUTURE OF THE PAPACY
395
APPENDIXES
405
TABLES
445
GLOSSARY
469
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
491
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Richard P. McBrien is Crowley-O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Educated at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, he has also served as president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. A leading authority on Catholicism, he is the bestselling author of Catholicism, Lives of the Popes, and Lives of the Saints, as well as the general editor of The HarperCollins Encyclopedia of Catholicism. Most recently a consultant for ABC News, McBrien offers regular commentary on all the major television networks. He is also a prizewinning syndicated columnist in the Catholic press.

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