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Sive rather than unifying figures In a fascinating read for Catholics and non Catholics alike Christopher Lascelles examines the history of the popes through the ages laying bare the extent to which many of them fell so very short of the Christian ideals they supposedly represented He explains how it was that professing to follow a man who said ‘My kingdom is not of this world’ and 'Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth’ they nevertheless became heads of a rich state that owned land in Europe than any king relying on foreign military aid to keep power; and how pride greed and corruption became commonplace in an institution founded on love faith and forgiveness This book is aimed at the general reader who is short on time and seeks an accessible overview unencumbered by ecclesiastical jargon and scholarly controversie. Excellent Because of the two thousand years of discussion only thumbnail descriptions of each Pope are possible However they are pithy An amazing overview of the Catholic Chu Summary of Homo Deus of the popes through the ages laying bare the extent to which many Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes of them fell so very short The Teams Milking Cow of the Christian ideals they supposedly represented He explains how it was that professing to follow a man who said ‘My kingdom is not Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) of a rich state that Zenith owned land in Europe than any king relying A Pale Light in the Black on foreign military aid to keep power; and how pride greed and corruption became commonplace in an institution founded Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves on time and seeks an accessible Spieserye overview unencumbered by ecclesiastical jargon and scholarly controversie. Excellent Because Feral of the two thousand years Krismis van Map Jacobs of discussion Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods only thumbnail descriptions Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of each Pope are possible However they are pithy An amazing Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, overview Mensa Riddles Conundrums of the Catholic Chu

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“Lascelles has achieved the seemingly impossible a concise and highly readable history of Catholic Popes that manages to be extremely entertaining and informative at the same time”  – Gerald Posner author of God’s Bankers A brilliant book on a number of different levels Lascelles has an engaging prose style and an amazing eye for detail and apposite anecdote Surely only purblind Catholic zelanti will object to this outstanding analysis” – Frank McLynn author of Genghis Khan Napoleon and 1066 “Lascelles has taken an overwhelming subject and not been overwhelmed by it in any way A highly enjoyable read” – Paul Strathern author of The Medici “Pontifex Maximus is a subtle and convincing explanation of how the successors of an impoverished fisherman from Galilee became a globally powerful monarch all without getting. Interesting butRecommend to I would only recommend this book to people that already have some understanding of the formation of the church western history in general and imp Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) of Catholic Popes that manages to be extremely entertaining and informative at the same time”  – Gerald Posner author Zenith of God’s Bankers A brilliant book A Pale Light in the Black on a number Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves only purblind Catholic zelanti will Spieserye object to this Feral outstanding analysis” – Frank McLynn author Krismis van Map Jacobs of Genghis Khan Napoleon and 1066 “Lascelles has taken an Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods overwhelming subject and not been Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche overwhelmed by it in any way A highly enjoyable read” – Paul Strathern author Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, of The Medici “Pontifex Maximus is a subtle and convincing explanation Mensa Riddles Conundrums of how the successors Julie of the Wolves of an impoverished fisherman from Galilee became a globally powerful monarch all without getting. Interesting butRecommend to I would The Right Swipe only recommend this book to people that already have some understanding Touched of the formation Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa of the church western history in general and imp

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Lost in the bewildering historical weeds Lascelles writes with both verve and humor; once started it’s hard to put down” – Lars Brownworth author of The Normans and The Sea Wolves BOOK DESCRIPTION For many people the popes are an irrelevance if they consider them at all it may be as harmless old men who preach obscure sermons in Latin But the history of the popes is far from bland On the contrary it is occasionally so bizarre as to stretch credulity Popes have led papal armies fled in disguise fathered children including future popes and authorised torture They have been captured assaulted and murdered While many have been admired some have been hated to such a degree that their funeral processions have been disrupted and statues of them torn down after their deaths Many have been the enemies of freedom and progress – divi. This is an exhaustive history of the papacy And I do mean exhaustive The first 23rds of the book were a litany of popes one after the other who were murdered served as short


10 thoughts on “Pontifex Maximus

  1. says:

    Interesting butRecommend to I would only recommend this book to people that already have some understanding of

  2. says:

    Good uick introduction to papal history It’s not detailed and it’s a bit of a whirlwind but the major events and personalities are covered Also nice are the little sidebars about various church topics If this

  3. says:

    Focused on the negativeThis non Catholic author presents a highly critical history of the popes focused on the negative aspects of behavior and shortcomings For example the chapter on Pope Benedict XVI did not even mention his many writings which will be read well into the future Now clearly there are many many things the Church and the Popes have not done well or in the spirit of Church teachings we can all provide our own list H

  4. says:

    This book describes an institution and the men who built a 2000 year old position encompassing 266 who held the position for varying lengths of time It is one man's view and of necessity is a brief sketch of the men and their actions It does however lay bare and lean heavily toward an overriding negative portraya

  5. says:

    Thought provoking to say the leastThe author has taken a very difficult subject and made it seem so easy As a practicing Catholic this book was met with a mixture of scorn and disbelief It is hard to believe the amount of corruption and immoral activities the leaders of the Church got away with Certainly can not describe those popes as godly people Yet after so many evil acts in the name of the Church the Church still stands and is attemp

  6. says:

    This is an exhaustive history of the papacy And I do mean exhaustive The first 23rds of the book were a litany of popes one after the other who were murdered served as short a term as a few days were embroiled in politics behaved badly for anyone much less the Pope etc I slogged on until the reformation at which point i

  7. says:

    This is a well researched and very readable account of papal history Following a strict chronological order every pope and most antipodes get a mention with all the good bad and ugly bits pointed out with reasoned and fair arguments It's a fascinating history that manages to inform and entertain in eual measure

  8. says:

    Excellent Because of the two thousand years of discussion only thumbnail descriptions of each Pope are possible However they are pithy An amazing overview of the Catholic Church

  9. says:

    Will confirm your suspicion sThis book examines the pontificate of every single pope Many were in power for only a few months so there was little to say But for those with extensive backgrounds the tales abound with corruption greed degeneracy and dead

  10. says:

    The author's main thrust is about hypocrisy

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