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Overview A Vatican-censured former priest, tells the history of the papacy from the point of view of the women, radicals, and marginalized who have been betrayed by conservative historians. This survey of key popes documents the evolution of the papacy from its beginning to all its monarchical trappings in our own day.
Publishers Description A survey of key popes documents the evolution of the papacy from its beginning over one hundred years after the death of Christ to the present day.
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Studio: The Crossroad Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.2" Height: 1.19" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2002
Publisher Crossroad General Interest
ISBN 0824519396 ISBN13 9780824519391
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More About Paul Collins
Father Paul Collins is a writer and broadcaster as well as Australia's best-known Catholic priest. A graduate of Harvard University and a Church historian, he is the author of five books and many articles on theology, the papacy, and environmental ethics.
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A History of Papal Power Sep 12, 2004
This book is written for students of Church History and Scholars who need a refresher in the area of the role of the Pope throughout history. Paul Collins takes the reader from the foundation of the office of the Pope in the biblical texts to an explaination of what Pope John Paul II has done in his time governing the Catholic Church.
As a Catholic convert from fundamental Protestantism and an apologist I found this text very helpful in reaffirming a visible, universal church authority as opposed to a local induvidual authority.
For a less serious scholar or one specifically seeking arguments for the leadership of the Church from scripture and history I would suggest the book of the same name by Stephen Ray published by Ignatius Press.