Saints And Sinners: A History Of The Popes; Fourth Edition by Eamon DuffySaints And Sinners: A History Of The Popes; Fourth Edition by Eamon Duffy

Saints And Sinners: A History Of The Popes; Fourth Edition

byEamon Duffy

Paperback | January 13, 2015

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This engrossing book encompasses the extraordinary history of the papacy, from its beginnings to the present day. This new edition covers the unprecedented resignation of Benedict XVI and the election of the first Argentinian pope. 
Praise for the earlier editions:
“Duffy enlivens the long march through church history with anecdotes that bring the different pontiffs to life. . . . Saints and Sinners is a remarkable achievement.”—Piers Paul Read, The Times (London) 
“A distinguished text . . . offering plenty of historical facts and sobering, valuable judgments.”—Henry Chadwick, New York Times Book Review
“Will fascinate anyone wishing to better understand the history of the Catholic Church and the forces that have shaped the role of the papacy.”—Gloria J. Tysl, Christian Century
Eamon Duffy, professor of the history of Christianity and fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, is also the author of The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, 1400-1580 and The Voices of Morebath, both published by Yale University Press.
Title:Saints And Sinners: A History Of The Popes; Fourth EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:500 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 13, 2015Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300206127

ISBN - 13:9780300206128

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Editorial Reviews

"[A] minor masterpiece which is everything good, popular history ought to be. . . . The most comprehensive single-volume history of the popes in print."—John Adamson, Sunday Telegraph (on the previous edition)

"[T]races the history of the papacy from its humble beginnings . . . with St. Peter, to the distinctly different institution . . . [of] today."—Washington Post Book World