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By Paul Collins

This interesting and sensational tale of the final centuries of the papacy is an important demand the reevaluation and reimagination of papal strength by means of certainly one of ultra-modern preeminent theologians

In 1799, the papacy used to be at all-time low: The Papal States were swept away and Rome seized through the innovative French armies. The cardinals have been scattered throughout Europe, and Catholics feared they might be not able to choose the following pope. no matter if Catholicism survived, it appeared the papacy used to be entire. And but, simply over 200 years later, the pope nonetheless stands "at the very middle of the important conversations of our time" (Time). His effect reaches around the world--from Cuban politics to gender equality to the refugee crisis--and the power of his "soft energy" is incomparable.

In this gripping narrative of non secular and political historical past, Paul Collins tells the inconceivable luck tale of the final 220 years of the papacy, from the unexalted demise of Pope Pius VI in 1799 to the fame of Pope Francis this day. As a historian, journalist, and theologian, Collins additionally poses urgent, serious inquiries to the Catholic Church: Does modern-day church governance stray from the lessons of the gospel? Is the papacy's inner strength so nice that it'd be thought of heretical? if that is so, what could be performed to make sure a credible--and Christ-like--path ahead?
Absolute strength is required analyzing for an individual attracted to the background of trendy advanced energy structures--as good as a person invested in non secular, political, and social development within the West.

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