The Oxford Dictionary of Popes Kindle ¹ Dictionary of

The Oxford Dictionary of Popes Kindle ¹ Dictionary of
    IGNOU books 2019 In Hindi Online PDF Free for almost two thousand years It contains concise accounts not only of all the officially recognized popes from St Peter to John Paul II, but also Oxford Dictionary of PDF/EPUB À of all their irregularly elected rivals, the so called antipopes It also includes an appendix which records the once generally accepted, but long since discarded, legend that at some date in the ninth, tenth, or eleventh century a female pope called Joan existed The Dictionary provides an entry for each pope and antipope which covers except where as in the early centuries information is unavailable his family and social background and pre papal career, as well as his activities in office Each entry has a separate select bibliography, usually including references to the primary source for the pope s life and his official acts Arranged chronologically, the volume places each pope in the proper historical context and offers, in effect, a continuous history of the papacy Based on careful research, but eminently readable, this reference work reveals an extraordinarily diverse group of men who have designated themselves as St Peter s successors, and records their varying involvement in great power politics, personal or family aggrandizement, patronage of the arts, theological controversy, or spiritual leadership It presents a graphic and moving picture of the fluctuating fortunes of the Christian Church centered in Rome, sometimes submerged by secular forces, but at other times, staging a spectacular revival and confronting the world as today with a daunting challenge."/>
  • Paperback
  • 349 pages
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Popes (Reference)
  • J.N.D. Kelly
  • English
  • 14 May 2019
  • 0192820850

The Oxford Dictionary of Popes (Reference)❴Read❵ ➪ The Oxford Dictionary of Popes (Reference) Author J.N.D. Kelly – Essayreview.co.uk Since World War II and especially since the election of Pope John XXIII in , the papacy the oldest of all Western institutions has attracted steadily growing interest from non Christians as well as Ch Since World War Dictionary of PDF ´ II and especially since the election of Pope John XXIII in , the papacy the oldest of all Western institutions has attracted steadily growing interest from non Christians as well as Christians Written for people of every religious allegiance and none, JND Kelly s biographical The Oxford ePUB Ì dictionary presents a wealth of information about the papacy and the astonishing succession of churchmen who have loomed large on the world scene for almost two thousand years It contains concise accounts not only of all the officially recognized popes from St Peter to John Paul II, but also Oxford Dictionary of PDF/EPUB À of all their irregularly elected rivals, the so called antipopes It also includes an appendix which records the once generally accepted, but long since discarded, legend that at some date in the ninth, tenth, or eleventh century a female pope called Joan existed The Dictionary provides an entry for each pope and antipope which covers except where as in the early centuries information is unavailable his family and social background and pre papal career, as well as his activities in office Each entry has a separate select bibliography, usually including references to the primary source for the pope s life and his official acts Arranged chronologically, the volume places each pope in the proper historical context and offers, in effect, a continuous history of the papacy Based on careful research, but eminently readable, this reference work reveals an extraordinarily diverse group of men who have designated themselves as St Peter s successors, and records their varying involvement in great power politics, personal or family aggrandizement, patronage of the arts, theological controversy, or spiritual leadership It presents a graphic and moving picture of the fluctuating fortunes of the Christian Church centered in Rome, sometimes submerged by secular forces, but at other times, staging a spectacular revival and confronting the world as today with a daunting challenge.


About the Author: J.N.D. Kelly

John Norman Davidson Dictionary of PDF ´ Kelly FBA was a prominent academic within the theological faculty of Oxford University and Principal of St Edmund Hall, Oxford between and during which the Hall transformed into an independent constituent college of the University and later a co educational establishmentEarly The Oxford ePUB Ì lifeJohn Kelly was born in Bridge of Allan, Perthshire on April and was the fourth of five children to his Scottish schoolmaster father and English mother John was home schooled by his father and graduated initially at the University of Glasgow after which he went up to Oxford Dictionary of PDF/EPUB À Queen s College, Oxford having secured a scholarship At Queen s he read classical moderations, Greats, and theology and graduated with first class honours Despite an upbringing as a Presbyterian he was confirmed into the Church of England and entered the ministry, attending St Stephen s House, Oxford before being made deacon in NorthamptonshireAcademic achievementsJohn Kelly was prominent in the theology faculty throughout his association with St Edmund Hall He was speaker s lecturer in biblical studies from to and subsequently held a university lectureship in patristic studies until He published widely, writing on the development of the early Christian Creeds and doctrines, hisEarly Christian CreedsandEarly Christian Doctrinesbecoming standard secondary works and seminary textbooks commentaries on the pastoral epistles biographical studies, including studies of St Jerome and St John of Chrysostom andThe Oxford Dictionary of PopesHe was working on a companion volume to the Oxford Dictionary about archbishops when he diedIn the ecclesiastical world, he became a canon of Chichester Cathedral in , a position he held until He presided over the Archbishop of Canterbury s Commission on Roman Catholic Relations from until and accompanied the archbishop, Michael Ramsey on his historic visit to Rome in He was a founder member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Advanced Theological Studies in JerusalemHe was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity in and fellowship of the British Academy in He died a bachelor on March and his cremated remains are interred in the antechapel of St Edmund Hall.


10 thoughts on “The Oxford Dictionary of Popes (Reference)

  1. says:

    Not really intended to be read in order but as a reference, this is a useful brief summary of each pope s life and acts, and is a solid refutation to a claim I heard just yesterday that the lives, morals, and acts of each pope have been exemplary and holy Uh, no.

  2. says:

    Probably the best single volume work on the subject Kelly s individual papal biographies stick to the known facts, avoids polemic except when seen in a historical context , and one is left with an entirely readable introduction to this fascinating world After Dr Kelly s passing, eminent papal historian Michael Walsh took up the mantle and edited a new biography of John Paul II and added one for Benedict XVI for the 2010 edition Hopefully he will continue to do so for Pope Francis, whenever Probably the best single volume work on the subject Kelly s individual papal biographies stick to the known facts, avoids polemic except when seen in a historical context , and one is left with an entirely readable introduction to this fascinating world After Dr Kelly s passing, eminent papal historian Michael Walsh took up the mantle and edited a new biography of John Paul II and added one for Benedict XVI for the 2010 edition Hopefully he will continue to do so for Pope Francis, whenever the next edition is published hopefully soon

  3. says:

    Kindle version is worthless.The layout in the Kindle is horrible I have it one star because it was impossible to give it zero stars Save your money.

  4. says:

    The Popes began their history as administrators of the Catholic church Over time they entrenched their power and control sometimes by dint of reacting to social pressure,often as part of political expediency The Renaissance Popes are particularly interesting, goodbye ethics and hello nepotism From my reading there weren t all that many great Popes The writer liberally acknowledges that particular Popes enriched the colelctions of the Vatican Perhaps a euphemistic way of stating The Popes began their history as administrators of the Catholic church Over time they entrenched their power and control sometimes by dint of reacting to social pressure,often as part of political expediency The Renaissance Popes are particularly interesting, goodbye ethics and hello nepotism From my reading there weren t all that many great Popes The writer liberally acknowledges that particular Popes enriched the colelctions of the Vatican Perhaps a euphemistic way of stating they splashed cash on great works of art and literature This is an interesting chronicle of the papacy from Peter to Benedict

  5. says:

    It was ad advertised an encyclopedic dictionary I read it cover to cover Actually I read it from front to back and simultaneously back to front just to spice things up a bit I would not recommend a cover to cover read but has concise effective self contained articles on each Pope and anti Pope May not be a necessity in today s Internet world but still a solid reference work Nice reiew of Church History though heavy on the political side since that is in many ways waht is easy for a historia It was ad advertised an encyclopedic dictionary I read it cover to cover Actually I read it from front to back and simultaneously back to front just to spice things up a bit I would not recommend a cover to cover read but has concise effective self contained articles on each Pope and anti Pope May not be a necessity in today s Internet world but still a solid reference work Nice reiew of Church History though heavy on the political side since that is in many ways waht is easy for a historian to document and briefly recount

  6. says:

    It s remarkable what JND Kelly can cram into the short entries about the Catholic Church s Servants of the Servants of God.Fascinating reading.

  7. says:

    Used this book for a research paper Very informative and very useful It s a good source of information for everyone, whether you want to study the popes, or just learn some things.

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