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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Caught in a bewildering series of confrontations with the new masters of Europe ,
the papacy had been attempting to protect the Church universal while defending
the integrity of its collapsing temporal power . Most of the modernizing states of ...
There was a bracing sense of loyalty , obedience , fervour . The revival of the
Christian philosophy of St . Thomas Aquinas , or at least a version of it , provided
the perception of a bastion against modern ideas and a defence of papal
2 Collegiality Fails Collegiality , however , was challenged and resisted at the
Vatican power centre . Some of the blame ... The Council Fathers did not
dismantle the structures that underpinned the ideology of papal power . No
reform of the ...
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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