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  • booksreddit.com:Prisoner of the Vatican: The Popes

    Prisoner of the Vatican: The Popes, the Kings, and Garibaldi’s Rebels in the Struggle to Rule Mod…

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    Praise for David Kertzer and Prisoner of the Vatican:”Kertzer once again proves himself a truly compelling historian.” — André Aciman”Prisoner of the Vatican reads like exciting fiction. And it has astounding contemporary relevance.” — Alfred Uhry”Kertzer’s careful scholarship and lucid writing make the human character of this religious institution quite clear.” — James Carroll”Fascinating.” — Entertainment Weekly”Lively . . . filled with telling anecdotes and colorful descriptions of the…


  • booksreddit.com:Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

    Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

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    An intriguing visual history of the veneration in European churches and monasteries of bejeweled and decorated skeletons Death has never looked so beautiful. The fully articulated skeleton of a female saint, dressed in an intricate costume of silk brocade and gold lace, withered fingers glittering with colorful rubies, emeralds, and pearls―this is only one of the specially photographed relics featured in Heavenly Bodies.In 1578 news came of the discovery in Rome of a labyrinth of underground …


  • booksreddit.com:Salt of the Earth: The Church at the End of the Millennium-  An Interview With Peter Seewald

    Salt of the Earth: The Church at the End of the Millennium- An Interview With Peter Seewald

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    Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, well-known Vatican prelate and head of the Congregation on the Doctrine of the Faith, gives a full-length interview to a secular journalist on a host of controversial and difficult issues facing Catholicism and Christianity at the end of the millennium. Similar to his best-selling book interview in 1985, The Ratzinger Report, he responds with candor and insight, giving answers that are often surprising and always thought-provoking on a series of wide-ranging topics …


  • booksreddit.com:Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

    Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

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    Why would anyone think Jesus never existed? Isn’t it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure? As it turns out, no. NAILED sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and, with evidence gathered from historians across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagination; a messiah transformed from a purely literary, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus – in short, a …


  • booksreddit.com:Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

    Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

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    An intriguing visual history of the veneration in European churches and monasteries of bejeweled and decorated skeletons Death has never looked so beautiful. The fully articulated skeleton of a female saint, dressed in an intricate costume of silk brocade and gold lace, withered fingers glittering with colorful rubies, emeralds, and pearls―this is only one of the specially photographed relics featured in Heavenly Bodies.In 1578 news came of the discovery in Rome of a labyrinth of underground …


  • booksreddit.com:Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism

    Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism

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    The well-known and very popular Catholic couple, Scott and Kimberly Hahn, have been constantly travelling and speaking all over North America for the last few years about their conversion to the Catholic Church. Now these two outstanding Catholic apologists tell in their own words about the incredible spiritual journey that led them to embrace Catholicism. Scott Hahn was a Presbyterian minister, the top student in his seminary class, a brilliant Scripture scholar, and militantly anti-Catholic…


  • booksreddit.com:How The Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

    How The Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

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    Ask a college student today what he knows about the Catholic Church and his answer might come down to one word: “corruption.” But that one word should be “civilization.” Western civilization has given us the miracles of modern science, the wealth of free-market economics, the security of the rule of law, a unique sense of human rights and freedom, charity as a virtue, splendid art and music, a philosophy grounded in reason, and innumerable other gifts that we take for granted as the wealthies…


  • booksreddit.com:Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

    Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

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    An intriguing visual history of the veneration in European churches and monasteries of bejeweled and decorated skeletons Death has never looked so beautiful. The fully articulated skeleton of a female saint, dressed in an intricate costume of silk brocade and gold lace, withered fingers glittering with colorful rubies, emeralds, and pearls―this is only one of the specially photographed relics featured in Heavenly Bodies.In 1578 news came of the discovery in Rome of a labyrinth of underground …


  • booksreddit.com:Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism

    Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism

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    The well-known and very popular Catholic couple, Scott and Kimberly Hahn, have been constantly travelling and speaking all over North America for the last few years about their conversion to the Catholic Church. Now these two outstanding Catholic apologists tell in their own words about the incredible spiritual journey that led them to embrace Catholicism. Scott Hahn was a Presbyterian minister, the top student in his seminary class, a brilliant Scripture scholar, and militantly anti-Catholic…


  • booksreddit.com:Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

    Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

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    Why would anyone think Jesus never existed? Isn’t it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure? As it turns out, no. NAILED sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and, with evidence gathered from historians across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagination; a messiah transformed from a purely literary, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus – in short, a …


  • booksreddit.com:Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

    Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

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    This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her ba…


  • booksreddit.com:Not the Impossible Faith

    Not the Impossible Faith

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    Dr. Richard Carrier is an expert in the history of the ancient world and a critic of Christian attempts to distort history in defense of their faith. Not the Impossible Faith is a tour de force in that genre, dissecting and refuting the oft-repeated claim that Christianity could not have succeeded in the ancient world unless it was true. Though framed as a detailed rebuttal to Christian apologist J.P. Holding (author of The Impossible Faith), Carrier takes a general approach that educates the…