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Light and Shadows

Defending Church History Amid Faith, Facts & Legends

Author(s): Walter Brandmuller

ISBN13: 9781586172732

ISBN10: 1586172735

Publisher: Ignatius Press (30 April 2009)

Extent: 286 pages

Binding: Paperback

Size: 20.3 x 13.8 x 1.9 cm

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  • The Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, the Reformation, and the Renaissance popes conjure in the imagination a corrupt Roman Catholic clergy hungry for wealth and power. In this insightful, well researched work, the Vaticans chief historian, Fr. Walter Brandmuller, takes a thoughtful and understanding look at these and other important chapters in Church history.

    Without denying, or flinching at, the human capacity for folly, failure, and evil, Brandmuller moves beyond the caricatures and legends that often substitute for real history to reveal a Church, both human and divine, fulfilling its mission in every time and place. His goal is not to whitewash any of these past events or issues, but rather to illuminate them, and bring to them a more in-depth, comprehensive historical understanding on the basis of their causes, circumstances and effects.

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Light and Shadows