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Published: 28 April 2016

562 Pages


ISBN: 9780198766155

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The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958

John Pollard

Oxford History of the Christian Church

  • Provides a complete reference work on the papacy between 1914 and 1958.
  • Explains the formative influences on Benedict XV, Pius XI, and Pius XII in their time.
  • Examines the development of Catholic doctrine and practice and the papacy's responses to science and technology.
  • Chronicles the impact of total war and totalitarian regimes upon the papacy.
  • Traces the development of Roman Catholic Church in this period as a worldwide, missionary institution.