By Thomas F. Madden, Recorded Books
During this compelling sequence of lectures, generally esteemed writer and professor Thomas F. Madden illustrates how the papacy, the world's oldest establishment, gave beginning to the West.
Since Jesus Christ recommended the key of his Apostles, Peter, that he will be the rock upon which Christ may construct his church, the papacy has survived the increase and fall of empires whereas carrying on with to say an indisputable impression on international occasions. the lads who've served as pope are a desirable selection of larger-than-life personages who've touched thousands of lives, replaced the process background, or even introduced crusades that experience altered the stability of world politics.
With a discovered procedure and incisive research, Professor Madden not just presents a historical past of the papacy, yet sheds gentle at the personalities of the popes and the flavour in their pontificates. whilst, Madden demonstrates how the papacy has survived the tumultuous cauldron of background and provides a studied observation at the way forward for this resilient institution.
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