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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
Creator
Author
Subject
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
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10297890
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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
Instantiates
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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