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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The attempt , as Fumagalli described it , was to undermine Catholic orthodoxy
and the beliefs of devout Catholics . ... who were attempting “ to re - engage
Catholic life , thought and spirituality with the forces shaping contemporary
culture ” .
For the most part , however , there was no attempt , for tactical reasons , to take
on the military when it appeared in strength . ... The attempts of state
commissioners to acquire parish records were hampered , church funds at risk of
seizure were ...
Anyone embarking on a study of Pius XII must follow in the footsteps of those who
have attempted to solve the issue of his ... of scholarly and media contributions ,
every attempt at a final verdict evoking a challenge from the opposite extreme .
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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
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