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The Resource Opus Dei : the first objective look behind the myths and reality of the most controversial force in the Catholic Church, John L. Allen, Jr

Opus Dei : the first objective look behind the myths and reality of the most controversial force in the Catholic Church, John L. Allen, Jr

Label
Opus Dei : the first objective look behind the myths and reality of the most controversial force in the Catholic Church
Title
Opus Dei
Title remainder
the first objective look behind the myths and reality of the most controversial force in the Catholic Church
Statement of responsibility
John L. Allen, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The first serious journalistic investigation of the highly secretive, controversial organization Opus Dei provides unique insight about the wild rumors surrounding it and discloses its significant influence in the Vatican and on the politics of the Catholic Church. Opus Dei (literally "the work of God") is an international association of Catholics often labeled as conservative who seek personal Christian perfection and strive to implement Christian ideals in their jobs and in society as a whole. It has been accused of promoting a right-wing political agenda and of cultlike practices. Its notoriety escalated with the publication of the runaway bestseller The Da Vinci Code (Opus Dei plays an important and sinister role in the novel). With the expert eye of a longtime observer of the Vatican and the skill of an investigative reporter intent on uncovering closely guarded secrets, John Allen finally separates the myths from the facts.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allen, John L.
Index
index present
LC call number
BX819.3.O68
LC item number
A55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Opus Dei (Society)
Label
Opus Dei : the first objective look behind the myths and reality of the most controversial force in the Catholic Church, John L. Allen, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Essentials -- A quick overview of Opus Dei -- Escrivʹa -- Opus Dei from the inside -- Sanctification of work -- Contemplatives in the middle of the world -- Christian freedom -- Divine filiation -- Question marks about Opus Dei -- Secrecy -- Mortification -- Women -- Money -- Opus Dei in the church -- Opus Dei and politics -- Blind obedience -- Recruiting -- Summary evaluation -- The future of Opus Dei
Control code
58431864
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
403 p.
Isbn
9780385514491
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005041397
Other control number
9780385514491 (hardcover)
Label
Opus Dei : the first objective look behind the myths and reality of the most controversial force in the Catholic Church, John L. Allen, Jr
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Essentials -- A quick overview of Opus Dei -- Escrivʹa -- Opus Dei from the inside -- Sanctification of work -- Contemplatives in the middle of the world -- Christian freedom -- Divine filiation -- Question marks about Opus Dei -- Secrecy -- Mortification -- Women -- Money -- Opus Dei in the church -- Opus Dei and politics -- Blind obedience -- Recruiting -- Summary evaluation -- The future of Opus Dei
Control code
58431864
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
403 p.
Isbn
9780385514491
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005041397
Other control number
9780385514491 (hardcover)

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