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By Thomas F. Madden, Recorded Books

During this compelling sequence of lectures, extensively esteemed writer and professor Thomas F. Madden illustrates how the papacy, the world's oldest establishment, gave start to the West.

Since Jesus Christ prompt the key of his Apostles, Peter, that he often is the rock upon which Christ might construct his church, the papacy has survived the increase and fall of empires whereas carrying on with to claim an indisputable effect on international occasions. the lads who've served as pope are a desirable choice of larger-than-life personages who've touched hundreds of thousands of lives, replaced the process historical past, or even introduced crusades that experience altered the stability of world politics.

With a discovered process and incisive research, Professor Madden not just presents a heritage of the papacy, yet sheds mild at the personalities of the popes and the flavour in their pontificates. while, Madden demonstrates how the papacy has survived the tumultuous cauldron of historical past and provides a studied observation at the way forward for this resilient institution.

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