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Soldier of Christ : the life of Pope Pius XII

Author: Robert Ventresca
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Debates over the legacy of Pope Pius XII and his canonization are so heated they are known as the "Pius wars." Soldier of Christ moves beyond competing caricatures and considers Pius XII as Eugenio Pacelli, a flawed and gifted man. While offering insight into the Pope's response to Nazism, Robert A. Ventresca argues that it was the Cold War and Pius XII's manner of engaging with the modern world that defined his
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Biography
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Ventresca, Robert.
Soldier of Christ.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012029809
(OCoLC)792887482
Named Person: Pius, Pope; Pius, Pope
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Ventresca
ISBN: 9780674067301 0674067304
OCLC Number: 819323268
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Pius war --
Black nobility and papal Rome --
Diplomat's vocation --
Conflict and compromise --
Tremendous responsibility --
War and Holocaust --
New world order --
Universal pope --
Virtuous life?
Responsibility: Robert A. Ventresca.

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