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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Catholicism and Anti - Semitism There were significant differences between
nineteenth - century racism , inspired by perverted social Darwinism , and
traditional Christian antiJudaism that had persisted from early Christianity . Racist
Matters had come a long way since early 1917 , when Matthias Erzberger
advised Pacelli ' s predecessor in Munich , the late Archbishop Aversa , that the
kaiser would never agree to a Bavarian nuncio ' s being subsequently accredited
to the ...
In the text of the papal bull , Pacelli quoted an eighth - century Early Father of the
Church , John Damascene : “ There was need that the body of her who in
childbirth had preserved her virginity intact , be preserved incorrupt after death .
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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