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❮PDF / Epub❯ ✈ Pontifex Maximus ⚣ Author Christopher Lascelles – Pamyatnik.pro “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 Po“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.

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 – div.

pontifex ebok maximus kindle Pontifex Maximus ePUBLost 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 – div.

10 thoughts on “Pontifex Maximus

  1. Jaime Preusche Jaime Preusche says:

    PDFEPUB pamyatnikpro ï Pontifex Maximus PDF ¼ pontifex ebok, maximus kindle, Pontifex Maximus ePUBInteresting 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 importantly the ability to read critically What I enjoyed this book helped plug some historical gaps What I didn’t enjoy the author fails to contain his contempt and his judgement While everyone is entitled to opinion a book titled “a short h


  2. Bryan Alkire Bryan Alkire says:

    PDFEPUB pamyatnikpro ï Pontifex Maximus PDF ¼ pontifex ebok, maximus kindle, Pontifex Maximus ePUBGood quick 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 book has a fault it’s that the author shows how plainly disgusted with the med evil church he is He clearly doesn’t like the church’s history


  3. Geoff Atwater Geoff Atwater says:

    PDFEPUB pamyatnikpro ï Pontifex Maximus PDF ¼ pontifex ebok, maximus kindle, Pontifex Maximus ePUBFocused 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 However the Church has survived the fallibility of many leaders As an Episcopal priest of my acquaintance once said “It is only through the active intervention of the Holy Spirit that the Church has survived at all”A balanced presentation would have been appreciated Disclosure I converted to Catholicism in 1990


  4. Cecilia Cecilia says:

    PDFEPUB pamyatnikpro ï Pontifex Maximus PDF ¼ pontifex ebok, maximus kindle, Pontifex Maximus ePUBThis 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 portrayal of virtually all of the men and their weaknessesAs a lifelong Roman Catholic educated through to university at religious institutions I am admittedly i


  5. Rick Flagstad Rick Flagstad says:

    PDFEPUB pamyatnikpro ï Pontifex Maximus PDF ¼ pontifex ebok, maximus kindle, Pontifex Maximus ePUBThought 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 attempting once again to right the ship A fantastic read You will laugh at times You will cry at times but you will not be able to walk away


  6. Betsy Betsy says:

    PDFEPUB pamyatnikpro ï Pontifex Maximus PDF ¼ pontifex ebok, maximus kindle, Pontifex Maximus ePUBThis 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 it became somewhat interesting and less chaotic The author clearly doesn't think much of the leaders of the Catholic church usually with good reason However he rather belabored the point His discussion of 20th and 21st century Popes was not worth the trek through the details of the first 2 ce


  7. Thomas Kus Thomas Kus says:

    PDFEPUB pamyatnikpro ï Pontifex Maximus PDF ¼ pontifex ebok, maximus kindle, Pontifex Maximus ePUBThis 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 equal measure


  8. Gordon Carmichael Gordon Carmichael says:

    PDFEPUB pamyatnikpro ï Pontifex Maximus PDF ¼ pontifex ebok, maximus kindle, Pontifex Maximus ePUBExcellent Because of the two thousand years of discussion only thumbnail descriptions of each Pope are possible Ho


  9. Vince Hamon Vince Hamon says:

    PDFEPUB pamyatnikpro ï Pontifex Maximus PDF ¼ pontifex ebok, maximus kindle, Pontifex Maximus ePUBWill 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. Joy Joy says:

    PDFEPUB pamyatnikpro ï Pontifex Maximus PDF ¼ pontifex ebok, maximus kindle, Pontifex Maximus ePUBThe author's main thrust is about hypocrisy


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