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The Resource Soldier of Christ : the life of Pope Pius XII, Robert A. Ventresca

Soldier of Christ : the life of Pope Pius XII, Robert A. Ventresca

Label
Soldier of Christ : the life of Pope Pius XII
Title
Soldier of Christ
Title remainder
the life of Pope Pius XII
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Ventresca
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Debates over the legacy of Pope Pius XII and his canonization are so heated they are known as the "Pius wars." Soldier of Christ moves beyond competing caricatures and considers Pius XII as Eugenio Pacelli, a flawed and gifted man. While offering insight into the Pope's response to Nazism, Robert A. Ventresca argues that it was the Cold War and Pius XII's manner of engaging with the modern world that defined his pontificate. Laying the groundwork for the Pope's controversial, contradictory actions from 1939 to 1958, Ventresca begins with the story of Pacelli's Roman upbringing, his intellectual formation in Rome's seminaries, and his interwar experience as papal diplomat and Vatican Secretary of State. Accused of moral equivocation during the Holocaust, Pius XII later fought the spread of Communism in Western Europe, spoke against the persecution of Catholics in Eastern Europe and Asia, and tackled a range of social and political issues. By appointing the first indigenous cardinals from China and India and expanding missions in Africa while expressing solidarity with independence movements, he internationalized the Church's membership and moved Catholicism beyond the colonial mentality of previous eras. Drawing from a diversity of international sources, including unexplored documentation from the Vatican, Ventresca reveals a paradoxical figure: a prophetic reformer of limited vision whose leadership both stimulated the emergence of a global Catholicism and sowed doubt and dissension among some of the Church's most faithful servants
  • Soldier of Christ reveals a paradoxical figure: a prophetic reformer of limited vision whose leadership stimulated the emergence of a global Catholicism while sowing doubt and dissension among some of the Church's most faithful servants. The Cold War and Pius XII's manner of engaging with the modern world defined his pontificate, Ventresca argues
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ventresca, Robert
Dewey number
282.092
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BX1378
LC item number
.V46 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pius
  • Popes
  • Pius
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • RELIGION
  • HISTORY
  • Popes
Label
Soldier of Christ : the life of Pope Pius XII, Robert A. Ventresca
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pius war -- Black nobility and papal Rome -- Diplomat's vocation -- Conflict and compromise -- Tremendous responsibility -- War and Holocaust -- New world order -- Universal pope -- Virtuous life?
Control code
819323268
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674071858
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt2f3qgz
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)819323268
Label
Soldier of Christ : the life of Pope Pius XII, Robert A. Ventresca
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pius war -- Black nobility and papal Rome -- Diplomat's vocation -- Conflict and compromise -- Tremendous responsibility -- War and Holocaust -- New world order -- Universal pope -- Virtuous life?
Control code
819323268
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674071858
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f3qgz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)819323268

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