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Upon this rock : a history of the papacy from Peter to John Paul II

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  • Edition: Unabridged

    Saint Louis University professor Thomas F. Madden delivers lectures on the history of the papacy and also sheds light on the personalities of the popes and the flavor of their pontificates. At the same time, Madden demonstrates how the papacy has survived the tumultuous cauldron of history and offers a studied commentary on the future of this resilient institution.

    • The See of Peter
    • The papacy during the decline of the Roman Empire
    • The changing of the world
    • Birth of the medieval papacy
    • The reform papacy of the middle ages
    • The papacy and the Byzantine East
    • The papal monarchy
    • Decline of papal authority in Europe
    • The Avignon papacy and the Great Schism
    • Renaissance and Reformation
    • The papacy in the age of revolution
    • The confrontation with nationalism and modernity
    • The era of world wars
    • A new engagement with the modern world : 1958 to present.
    Subject(s): Biography | History | Papacy | Popes
    Original Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md., [Prince Frederick, Md.], Recorded Books, [Distributed by] OneClick Digital
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781449869281