Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII
Viking, 1999 - 430 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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During his vagabond days in Vienna, he recalled, he had pondered the futile
consequences of the Kulturkampf and had seen the importance of drawing a
strict distinction between political Catholicism and religious Catholicism. "Political
His anxiety harked back to the historical precedent of Catholic reaction to
Bismarck's Kulturkampf in the 1870s and his fear of political Catholicism. How
real were his fears of a Catholic reaction to the regime? How real had been the
prospect of ...
In the 1870s, by contrast, the papacy made no attempt to control events from the
centre, except for Pius IX's encyclical Quod nunquam (February 5, 1875)
declaring Kulturkampf laws null as far as Catholic consciences were concerned.
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LibraryThing ReviewКоментар посетиоца странице - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewКоментар посетиоца странице - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing
Whether Pope Pius XII, who was Pope during World War II, was complicit in crimes against Jewish people during the Holocaust remains a heated question. The author presents us with the case that Pius ... Прочитајте целу рецензију
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