Peter. Leo. John. Paul…
There has been a wealth of knowledge about these men, about the popes through the centuries ... but what of the office itself? What power, what rights are inherited by each man chosen to walk in Peter's footsteps? What did Jesus intend?
Through the eyes of historians, saints, theologians, and popes, Father J. Michael Miller traces the role of the papal office from the time of Christ's commandd to Peter to the present day. The Shepherd and the Rock. Origins, Development, and Mission of the Papacy not only reveals how: the Spirit has guided the Church's understanding of this office but also discusses the profound impact the papacy has on our understanding of our Catholic Faith. Join Father Miller as he explores the rich history of the most powerful religious office in the world.
J. Michael Miller
J. Michael Miller, C.S.B., is the author of numerous books including Life's Greatest Grace, What We Believe About the Saints, and Marian Apparitions and the Church. He has written many articles for national and international magazines and newspapers. Formerly Vice President for Academic Affairs at St. Thomas University in Houston, Texas. Father Miller is currently working in Rome.