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The dark box : a secret history of confession, John Cornwell

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The dark box : a secret history of confession
Title
The dark box
Title remainder
a secret history of confession
Statement of responsibility
John Cornwell
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Confession is a crucial ritual of the Catholic Church, offering absolution of sin and spiritual guidance to the faithful. Yet this ancient sacrament has also been a source of controversy and oppression, culminating, as prize-winning historian John Cornwell reveals in The Dark Box, with the scandal of clerical child abuse. Drawing on extensive historical sources, contemporary reports, and first-hand accounts, Cornwell takes a hard look at the long evolution of confession
Summary
A prize-winning historian discusses the centuries-old Catholic sacrament of mandatory confession, and theorizes how lowering the age of confession to seven in the early 20th century gave priests unprecedented access to young boys and girls, enabling the exploitation that followed
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10297890
Cataloging source
DLC
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1940-
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Cornwell, John
Dewey number
234.166
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Catholic Church
  • Confession
  • Confession
Target audience
adult
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a secret history of confession
Label
The dark box : a secret history of confession, John Cornwell
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Part I. A History of Confession : -- 1. Early penitents and their penances -- 2. Confession into its own -- 3. Confession and the Counter-Reformers -- 4. Fact, fiction, and anticlericalism -- Part II. The Child Penitents : -- 5. The pope who "restored' Catholicism -- 6. Pius X's spy-net -- 7. The great confessional experiement -- 8. The making of a confessor -- 9. Seminary sexology -- Part III. 'Soul Murder' : -- 10. Sexual abuse in the confessional -- 11. Confession imagined -- 12. Varieties of confessional experience -- Epilogue
Control code
000052356814
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 288 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780465039951
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Label
The dark box : a secret history of confession, John Cornwell
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Part I. A History of Confession : -- 1. Early penitents and their penances -- 2. Confession into its own -- 3. Confession and the Counter-Reformers -- 4. Fact, fiction, and anticlericalism -- Part II. The Child Penitents : -- 5. The pope who "restored' Catholicism -- 6. Pius X's spy-net -- 7. The great confessional experiement -- 8. The making of a confessor -- 9. Seminary sexology -- Part III. 'Soul Murder' : -- 10. Sexual abuse in the confessional -- 11. Confession imagined -- 12. Varieties of confessional experience -- Epilogue
Control code
000052356814
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 288 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780465039951
Isbn Type
(hardback)

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