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Lives of the Popes: The pontiffs from St. Peter to John Paul II.

Publisher: San Francisco : Harper, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author of the landmark bestseller Catholicism profiles every pope throughout history - the benevolent and the base, the bizarre and the beloved - in one detailed and comprehensive volume.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0060653043 9780060653040
OCLC Number: 989044530
Notes: This history provides a complete portrait of the papacy. It details the great variety of popes over the course of nearly two thousand years: warriors and peacemakers, saints and scoundrels, politicians and pastors, reformers and nepotists alike. There are profiles of all 262 popes; essays on the papal election process and its future; timelines of papal, ecclesiastical, and secular persons and events; and ratings of all the popes, from the best to the worst.
Description: 520 pages : illustrations : bibl. : indices

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"This short encyclopedia... is an indispensable reference."--Newsweek

 
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