All the Pope's Men: The Inside Story of How the Vatican by John L. Allen Jr.

By John L. Allen Jr.

A desirable and enlightening examine the world’s oldest and so much mysterious establishment, written through an American journalist with unprecedented wisdom concerning the Vatican's earlier and present.

The sexual abuse scandals that shook American and British Catholicism in 2002 delivered to mild a long-standing cultural hole among the English-speaking Catholic global and the Vatican. In Rome, the drawback was once frequently noticeable as an assault at the Church fixed via money-hungry legal professionals, a opposed press, and liberal activists who used it for you to flip awareness on such issues as celibacy, women’s ordination, and lay empowerment. whilst the Vatican struck down the U.S. bishops’ draft for dealing with allegations of sexual abuse, many observed it as an try and lower an autonomous American Catholic church. but, as time handed, it grew to become transparent that the Vatican’s well-founded issues approximately due strategy have been shared by way of such a lot liberal U.S. bishops and canon attorneys.

ALL THE POPE’S males is a lucid, in-depth consultant to the occasionally complicated, usually incomprehensible internal workings of the Vatican. It unearths how judgements are made, how papal bureaucrats imagine, and the way careers within the Roman Curia are formed. It debunks the myths that experience fed the mistrust and suspicions many English-speaking Catholics harbor in regards to the means the Vatican conducts its enterprise, explains who quite wields the facility, and gives interesting profiles of the personalities, old and present-day, who've wielded that strength for sturdy and for undesirable. A considerate research of the hot sexual abuse predicament sheds gentle on how the Vatican perceives the Church within the usa.

Balanced, vigorous, and full of Vatican historical past and lore, the entire POPE’S males offers the overall reader with an authoritative photo of the hugely charged dating among the Vatican and the richest, so much influential nationwide Catholic church on the earth this day.

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78, aus dem Mt. ), ist überhaupt keine Weissagung. Der Sänger will Weisheit verkündigen, nämlich Gottes wunderbare Taten in der Vergangenheit des Volkes. Die Weisheitslehre wird als ~tr'tt und i11'l! bezeichnet; da als Übersetzung von ~tr'tt in der Septuaginta a:a(}aßoA,f] dient, ist die Deutung auf die Parabelrede möglich. Auch die Prophetenstelle Sach. 11, 12 f. ist keine Weissagung, als welche sie Mt. 27, 9 f. dienen muß, sondern eine allegorische Schilderung der Zustände im Volk. i'lJ-~~ "zum Töpfer" bietet.

Sie gehört vielmehr zur ganzen Gestalt des Alten Testaments. Wir brauchen uns heute kaum mehr ernstlich mit der Auffassung auseinanderzusetzen, daß etwa die zahlreichen ,religionsgeschichtlich bedingten "unterchristlichen" und" vorchristlichen" Elemente des Alten Testaments ausgeschieden werden könnten, damit als wesentlicher "Kern" das blasse und unverbindliche Phänomen eines "ethischen Monotheismus", I einer "sittlichen Religion" übrig bleibe. Daß diese Auffassung dem konkreten Inhalt des Alten Testaments, in dem es um Geschehnisse in der Geschichte geht, nicht gerecht werden kann, kann kaum noch ernstlich bestritten werden.

Als Weissagung der Glossolalie deutet, so verkehrt er ihren Sinn so ziemlich ins Gegenteil, da der ursprüngliche Sinn der ist, daß Gott das Volk Israel fremdsprachigen Völkern preisgeben wird. Hehr. 2, 6-8 bringt Ps. 8, 5-7 als Weissagung der zeitweiligen Erniedrigung des präexistenten Christus. Im Urtext beschreiben diese Worte die Würde des Menschen. I Ps. 40(39) 7-9, in Hehr. 10, 5-7 als Weissagung der Selbsthingabe Christi zum Opfer verstanden, ist nur im Text der Septuaginta zu diesem Zweck brauchbar.

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