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Keepers of the Keys: A History of the Popes from St Peter to John Paul II

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In Keepers of the Keys Nicolas Cheetham gives readers an overview of every Pope. Necessarily superficial, it gives a general knowledge of highlights & trends in the history of the Papacy. Besides papal history, it provides a glimpse into European history as it intersects with the story of the Church.
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Hardcover, 348 pages
Published February 1st 1983 by Charles Scribner's Sons (NY) (first published 1982)
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Erik Graff
Aug 08, 2013 Erik Graff rated it liked it
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This is a rather dry chronology of the papacy and of the popes, the first I'd ever read. Though not as entertaining as it might have been, this broad overview gave me what I wanted: a framework for further study.
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A wonderful book. I have found that it's better to use as a reference book of sorts, rather than a read-cover-to-cover book.
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