Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 28 June 2016

560 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198766155

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (06)

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
  • 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
  • Examines the development of Catholic doctrine and practice and the papacy's responses to science and technology