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1. maj 2015

Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope

Austen Ivereigh
Henry Holt and Co.

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Austen Ivereigh is a British writer, journalist, and commentator on religious and political affairs who holds a PhD from Oxford University. His work appears regularly in the Jesuit magazine America and in many other periodicals. He is well known on British media, especially on the BBC, Sky, ITV and Al-Jazeera, as a Catholic commentator.

Om bogen The Great Reformer:

A biography of Pope Francis that describes how this revolutionary thinker will use the power of his position to challenge and redirect one of the world's most formidable religions

An expansive and deeply contextual work, at its heart The Great Reformer is about the intersection of faith and politics--the tension between the pope's innovative vision for the Church and the obstacles he faces in an institution still strongly defined by its conservative past. Based on extensive interviews in Argentina and years of study of the Catholic Church, Ivereigh tells the story not only of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the remarkable man whose background and total commitment to the discernment of God's will transformed him into Pope Francis--but the story of why the Catholic Church chose him as their leader.
With the Francis Revolution just beginning, this biography will provide never-before-explained context on how one man's ambitious program began--and how it will likely end--through an investigation of Francis's youth growing up in Buenos Aires and the dramatic events during the Perón era that shaped his beliefs; his ongoing conflicts and disillusionment with the ensuing doctrines of an authoritarian and militaristic government in the 1970s; how his Jesuit training in Argentina and Chile gave him a unique understanding and advocacy for a "Church of the Poor"; and his rise from Cardinal to the papacy.

Udgivet: 2014
Længde: 445 sider
Format: Kindle (iPad / Android / Kindle / Mac / Winodws) og iBook (iPad / Mac)
ISBN: 9781627791588
Forfatter: Austen Ivereigh
Forlag: Henry Holt and Co.

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“Easily the best treatment of Pope Francis’ Argentine background in English, written by someone who knows Catholicism inside and out. Masterful, indispensible, and gripping.” 
— John L. Allen Jr. 
Associate Editor, Crux and The Boston Globe 

“Well written, full of information; this is the best biography of Pope Francis to date.” 
— Thomas Reese Senior Analyst, 
National Catholic Reporter and author of Inside the Vatican 

“Austen Ivereigh has produced about the best one-volume biography of Pope Francis that you'll find. The Great Reformer explores the fascinating story of Jorge Mario Bergoglio's life in Argentina, with its highlights and shadows. And in explaining where Francis came from, Ivereigh is able to give us a realistic and insightful account of what Bergoglio is up to as pope, and where he is taking the Catholic Church.” 
— David Gibson 
national reporter for Religion News Service and author of The Rule of Benedict

Two years after Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope, many already know what he accomplished in his native Argentina. But very few know the difficulties that he faced.

How Pope Francis’ upbringing shaped his role as reformer
From his simple lifestyle to his active engagement in diplomacy, Pope Francis has distinguished himself as the leader of the Catholic Church. Jeffrey Brown talks to Austen Ivereigh, author of a new biography, “The Great Reformer,” about the ways the pope’s upbringing in Argentina informed his papal priorities, and his efforts to clean up the Vatican.

Austen Ivereigh Interviewed on Democracy Now!

Austen Ivereigh, author of The Great Reformer, the definitive new biography of Pope Francis, and Christopher Lamb, news editor of The Tablet, talk to Ruth Gledhill about the extraordinary synod on the family in Rome, and its aftermath.

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