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Published: 30 October 2014

562 Pages


ISBN: 9780199208562

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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
  • 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