Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII
Penguin, 01.10.2000. - 464 страница
The “explosive” (The New York Times) bestseller—now with a new introduction by the author
When Hitler’s Pope, the shocking story of Pope Pius XII that “redefined the history of the twentieth century” (The Washington Post ) was originally published, it sparked a firestorm of controversy both inside and outside the Catholic Church. Now, award-winning journalist John Cornwell has revisited this seminal work of history with a new introduction that both answers his critics and reaffirms his overall thesis that Pius XII, now scheduled to be canonized by the Vatican, weakened the Catholic Church with his endorsement of Hitler—and sealed the fate of the Jews in Europe.
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A young woman asserted that she found it difficult to understand how any
rightminded person today could be a Catholic, since the Church had sided with
the most pernicious rightwing leaders of the century—Franco, Salazar, Mussolini,
The theologian John Henry Newman, Britain's most famous convert to
Catholicism in the nineteenth century, delivered a devastating verdict during a
previous drawnout pontificate: “It is not good for a Pope to live twenty years. It is
anomaly and ...
Both these tendencies found expression in France from the seventeenth century
onward, although the antecedents ofpapal autocracy had an ancient lineage
dating back to the eleventh century and the foundations ofpapal monarchism.
The Early Fathers of the Church, the great Christian writers of the first six
centuries of Christianity, showed striking evidence of antiJudaism. “The blood of
Jesus,” wrote Origen, “falls not only on the Jews of that time, but on all
generations of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewКоментар посетиоца странице - nx74defiant - LibraryThing
It started with his childhood. Than goes into his work prior to becoming the pope. He reviews the choices people made that lead up to the Holocaust. What was their priorities. What did they not know or see. Than it goes into his failures as the Pope. He paints a very negative view of the Pope. Прочитајте целу рецензију
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This is a well researched dissection of the diplomatic Career of Egenio Pacelli, who called himself Pius XII. The impression given is that Eugenio was no friend of the Jews. Cornwell's research seems ... Прочитајте целу рецензију