Book Review: Hitler And The Vatican

Reblogging for future reference:

Edge Induced Cohesion

Hitler And The Vatican:  Inside The Secret Archives That Reveal The New Story Of The Nazis And The Church, by Peter Godman

When I was growing up as a kid, the dominant view of the Papacy during World War II being promoted at the time was that the Papacy was in cahoots with Hitler and that Pius XII was Hitler’ Pope.  Obviously that was not the case, and it was inevitable that there would be a reaction to this view.  This book is part of that reaction, but more than simply presenting a nuanced and balanced (and admittedly critical) view of the Papacy during the 1930’s, the book also manages impressively to discuss what has allowed the Catholic Church to fail so spectacularly in the current crisis relating to predatory priests and leftist political agendas and the infamous lavender mafia, to the point where contemporary Catholic leaders can even wear…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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