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Church, Interrupted

Havoc & Hope: The Tender Revolt of Pope Francis

John Cornwell



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Chronicle Books
24 April 2021
Church, Interrupted: Havoc & Hope: The Tender Revolt of Pope Francis is a revealing portrait of Pope Francis's hopeful yet controversial efforts to recreate the Catholic Church to become, once again, a welcoming place of empathy, love, and inclusiveness.
By:   John Cornwell
Imprint:   Chronicle Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 236mm,  Width: 160mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   540g
ISBN:   9781797202013
ISBN 10:   1797202014
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   24 April 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

JOHN CORNWELL is the New York Times bestselling author of Hitler's Pope and many other books on Catholicism, a regular contributor to Vanity Fair and the Sunday Times (London), and a historian based in Cambridge, Englan

Reviews for Church, Interrupted: Havoc & Hope: The Tender Revolt of Pope Francis

A comprehensive and evenhanded appraisal of the first seven years of Pope Francis's papacy.. This thoughtful consideration of Francis's early actions and influence will appeal to anyone interested in the challenges facing the Catholic church in the contemporary era. --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY A fascinating, heartfelt and often deeply personal account of Pope Francis and his revolutionary papal regime. --The Catholic Herald Cornwell knows how to do his research and weave a narrative that's easy to understand.. This is a book that Catholics can learn a lot from. --Religion Unplugged Highly readable and accessible and, for an outsider curious about the Francis Effect, a fine introduction to the heart of what makes this pontificate so extraordinary. --Commonweal A comprehensive view of the current papacy through a variety of issues, crises, and achievements. --Kirkus In order to understand Pope Francis, the best standpoint is not the insider's, but the outsider's. The discouraged, disillusioned, and marginalized are at the center of Francis's pontificate, and it is from their key perspectives that Cornwell's Church, Interrupted interprets this moment of hope in the life of the Catholic Church. --MASSIMO FAGGIOLI, Villanova University Professor of Theology and Religious Studies and author of The Liminal Papacy of Pope Francis Tenderness is the highest form of spiritual maturity. John Cornwell's masterful book shows the power of Pope Francis's embrace of this revolution of tenderness. Only by following his example will we return to a Church as a community of kinship, rooted in contemplation and a full expression of a loving, compassionate way of life. --GREGORY BOYLE, founder of Homeboy Industries and New York Times bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart The eminent Vaticanologist has traced the up-and-down fortunes of all our recent popes. Which means that he knows how many and how massive are the obstacles against Pope Francis.... But he is betting on him nonetheless. --GARRY WILLS, New York Times bestselling author of What Jesus Meant

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