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Keepers of the keys of heaven : a history of the papacy

Author: Roger Collins
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2009.
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Collins offers a masterful account of the entire arc of papal history--essential reading for anyone interested in the role faith plays in shaping the world.
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History
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Collins, Roger, 1949-
Keepers of the keys of heaven.
New York : Basic Books, ©2009
(DLC) 2008039890
(OCoLC)191926123
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Collins
ISBN: 9780786744183 0786744189 9780465011957 0465011950
OCLC Number: 426058547
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 566 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: Bishop of Rome --
Primacy is given to Peter --
The successor of the fisherman --
Peter himself --
The two swords --
Slave of the slaves of God --
The keys of the Kingdom --
Judging all men, judged by none --
Our Mother of the Holy Roman Church --
Free, chaste and Catholic --
The successor not of Peter but of Constantine --
Less than God but greater than man --
False guilt-laden Babylon --
Three bishops on one seat --
A leader of the world, not of the church --
Beautiful as a dove --
Sundial of the church --
The last Pope --
The last great thing left to Italy --
The prisoner of the Vatican --
The impregnable rock of Peter.
Responsibility: Roger Collins.

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