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The Vicar of Christ

Author: Walter F Murphy
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What makes this book extraordinary is that it proves itself by paradox -- reconciling and weaving together strong, seemingly incompatible elements into a cohesive, memorable work quite unlike any other in recent fiction. Ambitious in length and scope, the stage is nothing less than the contemporary world, its recent history and prophecy; while the focus, from several points of view, is clearly upon a single man --  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Murphy, Walter F., 1929-2010.
Vicar of Christ.
New York : Macmillan, ©1979
(OCoLC)644594815
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter F Murphy
ISBN: 0025882201 9780025882201
OCLC Number: 4493355
Description: 632 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Vicar of Christ a novel
Responsibility: Walter F. Murphy.

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What makes this book extraordinary is that it proves itself by paradox -- reconciling and weaving together strong, seemingly incompatible elements into a cohesive, memorable work quite unlike any other in recent fiction. Ambitious in length and scope, the stage is nothing less than the contemporary world, its recent history and prophecy; while the focus, from several points of view, is clearly upon a single man -- an American -- who rises to become Bishop of Rome.

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