Saints and Schemers: Opus Dei and Its Paradoxes

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The Roman Catholic organization known as Opus Dei seems to attract either virulent criticism or extravagant praise. It has been attacked as a "secret society," an "ecclesiastical mafia," and a cult that promotes bizarre ascetic practices, enslaves its members by mind-control techniques, and intimidates detractors through personal attacks and character assassination. But it has many powerful allies, especially in the Vatican. Indeed, Pope John Paul II is a staunch supporter of Opus ("The Work") and of its founder, the late ...

Saints and Schemers: Opus Dei and Its Paradoxes 1995, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195082517

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