Soldier of Christ: The Life of Pope Pius XII

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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, ...

Soldier of Christ: The Life of Pope Pius XII 2013, The Belknap Press, Cambridge, Mass.

ISBN-13: 9780674049611

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