A Dictionary of Popes - Oxford Quick Reference (Paperback)
  • A Dictionary of Popes - Oxford Quick Reference (Paperback)
zoom

A Dictionary of Popes - Oxford Quick Reference (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£12.99
Paperback 372 Pages / Published: 21/01/2010
  • In stock

UK delivery within 5 days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
This fascinating dictionary gives concise accounts of every officially recognized pope in history, from St Peter to Pope Benedict XVI, as well as all of their irregularly elected rivals, the so-called antipopes. Each pope and antipope's entry covers his family and social background and pre-papal career as well as his activities in office. Also, an appendix provides a detailed discussion and analysis of the tradition that there has been a female pope. This new edition reflects the very latest in papal research and contains additional information in the further reading sections of each entry, making the book an even more useful starting place for research into specific pontiffs. The entries are arranged chronologically making this a continuous history of the papacy over almost 2,000 years. It reveals how, for much of that history, spiritual and temporal power have been inextricably mingled in the person of the pope. A fascinating read for students of theology and history, as well as the general reader with an interest in Christian history.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199295814
Number of pages: 372
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
Review from previous edition invaluable and much needed * Guardian *
well-researched, extremely well written, and a delightful exercise in its own right...an entertaining read for those of any religion or of none * Church Times *
very much a book to read or browse in as well as one to consult * New York Times *
ought to be on the reference shelf of any civilized person of any faith or none...not merely a dictionary but an agreeable bedside read * Hampstead and Highgate Express *

You may also be interested in...

Fathomless Riches
Added to basket
Ecclesiastical History of the English People
Added to basket
A Dictionary of Irish Saints
Added to basket
Edmund Campion: Jesuit and Martyr
Added to basket
The Gospel of John
Added to basket
Paisley
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback
Under The Banner of Heaven
Added to basket
The Confessions
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
On Christian Teaching
Added to basket
The Christians and the Fall of Rome
Added to basket
Confessions
Added to basket
£12.00
Hardback
Early Christian Writings
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.