Book Review: The Pope And Mussolini

Edge Induced Cohesion

The Pope And Mussolini: The Secret History Of Pius XI And The Rise Of Fascism In Europe, by David I. Kertzer

Although Italian history is not something I have often read about, recently I have read a few books that explore the relationship between Italy and the papacy in a variety of ways [1]. In many ways, this book deals with the same sort of themes as the other two books I have read that deal with the subject. Likewise, this book manages, despite its very narrow focus on the period between World War I and World War II, to have considerable relevance for those who wish to examine potential relations between the papacy and any sort of European Union as well as some of the origin of the domination of the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy by pedophile priests, which was frequently commented on in this book. If the…

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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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