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Author O'Malley, John W.
Title A history of the popes : from Peter to the present / John W. O'Malley.
Published Lanham, Md. : Sheed & Ward, c2010.
Book Cover
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 Floor2  BX955.3 .O43 2010    IN LIBRARY
  
Description xvi, 351 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- Part I: From the margins to the center of the Roman world -- Peter : bishop of Rome? -- After Peter and Paul -- Constantine : the thirteenth apostle -- Prosperity to crisis : Damasus and Leo the Great -- Gregory the great -- Part II: Bringing order out of chaos -- Greeks, Lombards, Franks -- Charlemagne : savior or master? -- Their darkest hour -- Saving the papacy from itself -- Gregory VII : who's in charge here? -- Part III: Development, decline, disarray -- Compromises, crusades, councils, concordats -- Innocent III : vicar of Christ -- Boniface VIII : big claims, big humiliation -- Avignon : the Babylonian captivity -- Three popes at a time : the great western schism -- Part IV: Renaissance and Reformation -- The restored papacy -- The Renaissance popes -- Luther, Leo, and the aftermath -- Paul III : a turning point -- Five popes and a council -- The new Rome -- Part V: Into the modern era -- The storm breaks -- Pius VII : bowed down and raised up -- Beleaguered, infallible, and prisoner again -- Leo XIII : searching for solutions -- Pius X : confronting modern culture -- Part VI: The papacy as a global institution -- War, peace, fascism -- Pius XII : saint or sinner? -- John XXIII : peace and reconciliation -- Paul VI : in a tight spot -- John Paul II : the world is my parish.
Summary Church historian John W. O'Malley examines the 265 individuals who have claimed to be Peter's successors. Rather than describe each pope one by one, the book focuses on the popes that shaped pivotal moments in both church and world history. --from publisher description
Subject Papacy -- History.
ISBN 9781580512275 cloth alkaline paper
1580512275 cloth alkaline paper
9781580512299 (electronic)
1580512291 (electronic)
OCLC number 318421403