Popes And Politics: Reform, Resentment, And The Holocaust by Justus George LawlerPopes And Politics: Reform, Resentment, And The Holocaust by Justus George Lawler

Popes And Politics: Reform, Resentment, And The Holocaust

byJustus George Lawler

Paperback | October 12, 2004

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In the last three decades, scores of books have been published on the role of the Vatican in the modern world. Popes and Politics shows that many recent authors, whether devoted or antagonistic to the papacy, have been guilty of factual disstortions and biased interpretations that lead to a flawed picture of the church and its relation to contemporary society.
Justus George Lawler has been the editor of five publishing imprints and of four journals; he has taught at St. John's University and St. Mary's University in Minnesota, and Loyola University and Xavier University in Chicago. He is author/ editor of more than a score of books on religious-cultural issues.
Title:Popes And Politics: Reform, Resentment, And The HolocaustFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.73 × 5.55 × 0.67 inPublished:October 12, 2004Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826416578

ISBN - 13:9780826416575


Editorial Reviews

"This is vintage Lawler....certain to be recognized as both controversial and worthy of the widest dissemination." --Charles E. Curran, author of Faithful Dissent "What is not debatable is that this book will be of importance to everyone concerned with the future of institutional religion." --Margaret A. Farley, author of Personal Commitments "A book that informs, fascinates, and enriches. Lawler is a scholar who is so erudite and so balanced in all his research that he stands above and apart from any attempt at labeling him either a 'conservative' or a 'liberal.'" --John F. Morley, author of Vatican Diplomacy and the Jews during the Holocaust "Lawler embodies the Catholic reformation that perpetually renews and reminds the Church of its vocation. What makes his deeply engaging and well-crafted argument intensely interesting is his framing of contemporary issues in their historical and cultural context." --Jacob Neusner, author of Judaism and Christianity in the Age of Constantine "A must read for those who want to get beyond much widespread misinformation and into the heart of the issues." --Francis Sch¿ssler Fiorenza, author of Foundational Theology "A brilliantly argued book, which requires several readings to grasp its balanced content. Recent years have witnessed numerous books on papal topics, which Lawler here critiques with scholarship and passion. The text is artistically written. Recommended for all academic collections." --Choice "Lawler has written a very good book attacked today's most famous Catholic lefties for vitriolic bias and shoddy scholarship. One need not share all, or indeed any, of Lawler's reform agenda to admire the intellectual vigor, unflinching honesty, and puckish wit of his assaults on Wills and his cohorts." --National Review "Popes and Politics by educator and papal expert Justus George Lawler is a meticulous, scholarly accounting that responds to many previously published works about the Vatican and the papacy. A brilliant, intense, and persuasively argued study, Popes and Politics covers a range of critical topics. Highly recommended as an inherently engaging and informative study, and a seminal contribution to Papal Studies and Holocaust Studies supplemental reading lists and academic reference collections." --Midwest Book Review "Profound and original meditation on the interplay of theological conviction and political reality" --Jerusalem Post "...a thoughtful and nuanced critique of many of Pius' liberal critics" --First Things "In great detail, and with sarcasm reminiscent of Jonathan Swift, Lawler analyzes the anti-papal books...Too original to wear any label, Lawler comes closest to the position of extreme center once claimed by Belgium's Cardinal Josef Suenens...Lawler has written an original book that stretches the mind and, in its final chapters, the imagination. It is a major work on vital issues." --America