Internationally best-selling author, renowned professor, and the "dean of American Catholic Historians", Fr. John O'Malley presents his monumental course on the papacy.
This masterpiece series covers the most fascinating history in the Western world.
Now you can trace the amazing history of the papacy, the oldest still-functioning institution of any kind in the Western world, in 36 erudite lectures. By focusing on popes that shaped vital moments in global history, you will gain a deep understanding of the people, issues, and ideas that gave us the Catholic church and our world. The story features both trouble and triumph - and Fr. O'Malley deftly tackles both aspects - but above all, it tells of resilience. You will be enthralled as you listen to Fr. O'Malley explains how pope after pope responded to challenges from barbarians, "Christian" monarchs, disgruntled bishops, and, above all, the faults and failures of human nature in order to guide Peter's bark through the rugged seas of time.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
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- Bob Bortolin
The author somehow managed to squeeze in 2000 years of history into about 30 lectures and not get bogged down in dates and meaningless trivia. His narration style made me feel like he was speaking directly to me and kept me interested. I didn't detect any bias or favoritism toward any particular Pope or any criticism of the church, so I felt that I was listening to a genuine explanation of both the history and the personalities of those times.
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An exciting and informative journey through the development of The Papacy
I loved the great sweep of papal history that is here presented in its wider European and world historical context. The author gives a broadly sympathetic perspective on the institution but is objective.