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The Resource The missionary position : Mother Teresa in theory and practice, Christopher Hitchens

The missionary position : Mother Teresa in theory and practice, Christopher Hitchens

Label
The missionary position : Mother Teresa in theory and practice
Title
The missionary position
Title remainder
Mother Teresa in theory and practice
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hitchens
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, feted by politicians, the Church and the world's media, Mother Teresa of Calcutta appears to be on the fast track to sainthood. But what, asks Christopher Hitchens, makes Mother Teresa so divine? In a frank expose of the Teresa cult, Hitchens details the nature and limits of one woman's mission to the world's poor. He probes the source of the heroic status bestowed upon an Albanian nun whose only declared wish is to serve God. He asks whether Mother Teresa's good works answer any higher purpose than the need of the world's privileged to see someone, somewhere, doing something for the Third World. He unmasks pseudo-miracles, questions Mother Teresa's fitness to adjudicate on matters of sex and reproduction, and reports on a version of saintly ubiquity which affords genial relations with dictators, corrupt tycoons and convicted frauds
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hitchens, Christopher
Dewey number
  • 271/.97
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BX4406.5.Z8
LC item number
H55 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teresa
  • Missionaries of Charity
  • Nuns
  • Teresa
  • Teresa (Mother)
  • Missionaries of Charity
  • Missionarinnen der Liebe
  • Nuns
  • India
  • Missie
  • Nonnen
  • Beeldvorming
  • Werkelijkheid
Label
The missionary position : Mother Teresa in theory and practice, Christopher Hitchens
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • A Miracle
  • Good Works and Heroic Virtues
  • Ubiquity
  • Afterword
Control code
33358318
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 98 pages
Isbn
9781859849293
Lccn
95045694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33358318
Label
The missionary position : Mother Teresa in theory and practice, Christopher Hitchens
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • A Miracle
  • Good Works and Heroic Virtues
  • Ubiquity
  • Afterword
Control code
33358318
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 98 pages
Isbn
9781859849293
Lccn
95045694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33358318

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