Vicars of Christ: A History of the Popes

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Citadel Press, 2003 - 492 pages
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Ever since Emperor Constantine legalized Christianity in the 4th century, the papacy has been a formidable moral and religious presence in the world. The pope is an international force, a political necessity, an object of both inspiration and interference. He is godly to some, holier than thou to others. The popes of history run the gamut of human behavior, as different as the eras they lived in, the ways in which they delegated power, the means by which they led the Church. In these revealing biographies readers will meet: St. Peter, first in line, and talented with a pen; St. Callixtus, who was once a slave; St. Clement, who was thrown into the sea with an anchor around his neck; St. Leo I, who frightened Attila the Hun into sparing Rome; St. Gregory I, who banished the plague from Rome; St. Leo IX, one of the great reform popes; St. Gregory VII, one of history's greatest popes, who nobly defended the Church against domination by secular powers. Not to mention the generous, the murderous, the lecherous, and the truly righteous. All were visible heads of the Church on Earth -- Vicars of Christ -- and these are the unvarnished chronicles of how they succeeded, when they failed ... and why.

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Contents

THE APOSTOLIC AGE
11
St Evaristus 97105
25
St Callixtus Callistus I 217222
38
St Cornelius 251253
48
St Dionysius July 22 259December 27 268
54
St Miltiades or Melchiades July 2 311January 10 314
63
St Marcus I January 18October 7 336
70
St Siricius December 17 384November 26 399
76
Bl Urban II March 12 1088July 29 1099
223
February 14 1130September 24 1143
236
November 25 1185October 19 1187
249
March 19 1227August 22 1241
263
June 5 1305April 20 1314
287
May 22 1328August 25 1330 AntiPope
294
December 30 1370March 27 1378
300
October 17 1404November 6 1406
306

St Leo I the Great September 29 440November 10 461
82
THE HEATHEN PERIL
119
Donus November 2 676April 11 678
125
October 30 701January 11 705
129
St Leo III December 27 795June 12 816
143
December 14 867December 1 872
157
Romanus August 897
170
August 903 172 Coyote
172
May 3 996February 4 999
191
April 1058January 1059 AntiPope
210
November 11 1417February 20 1431
313
March 6 1447March 24 1455
319
August 19 1458August 14 1464
323
March 11 1513December 1 1521
337
St Pius V January 7 1566May 1 1572
350
September 15 1644January 7 1655
364
May 8 1721March 7 1724
378
AFTER THE FALL
480
St Felix II III March 13 483March 1 492
492
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