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The Resource The Vatican diaries : a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church, John Thavis

The Vatican diaries : a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church, John Thavis

Label
The Vatican diaries : a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church
Title
The Vatican diaries
Title remainder
a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church
Statement of responsibility
John Thavis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For more than twenty-five years John Thavis has reported on the inner workings of the Vatican. His daily exposure to the power, politics, and personalities in the seat of Roman Catholicism gave him a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective on an institution that is far less monolithic and unified than it first appears. Thavis reveals Vatican City as a place where Curia cardinals fight private wars, scandals threaten to undermine papal authority, and reverence for the past is continually upended by the practical considerations of modern life. Thavis takes listeners from a bell tower high above St. Peter's to the depths of the basilica and the saint's burial place, from the politicking surrounding the election of a new pope and the ever-growing sexual abuse scandals around the world to controversies about the Vatican's stand on contraception and more
Summary
Presents a behind-the-scenes perspective on the Vatican's inner workings that challenges popular perceptions, revealing the personal conflicts, authority-undermining scandals, and modern considerations that are challenging the Vatican's daily business
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10170098
Cataloging source
DLC
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Thavis, John
Dewey number
262/.136
Index
index present
LC call number
BX955.3
LC item number
.T65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Papacy
  • Vatican City
  • Catholic Church
  • Benedict
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church
Label
The Vatican diaries : a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church, John Thavis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bells -- Up in the air -- Nuestro padres -- Bones -- Cat and mouse -- Latinist -- The pope who would be saint -- Hemlines and banana peels -- Sex -- The real Benedict
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780670026715
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012037047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 796756324
  • (OCoLC)796756324
Label
The Vatican diaries : a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church, John Thavis
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bells -- Up in the air -- Nuestro padres -- Bones -- Cat and mouse -- Latinist -- The pope who would be saint -- Hemlines and banana peels -- Sex -- The real Benedict
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780670026715
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012037047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 796756324
  • (OCoLC)796756324

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