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The Missionary Position : Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice - Christopher Hitchens

The Missionary Position

Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

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Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, feted by politicians, the Church and the world's media. But what, asks Christopher Hitchens, makes Mother Teresa so divine? In a frank expose of the Teresa cult, Hitchens details the nature and limits of one woman's mission to the world's poor. He probes the source of the heroic status bestowed upon an Albanian nun whose only declared wish is to serve God. He asks whether Mother Teresa's good works answer any higher purpose than the need of the world's privileged to see someone, somewhere, doing something for the Third World. He unmasks pseudo-miracles, questions Mother Teresa's fitness to adjudicate on matters of sex and reproduction, and reports on a version of saintly ubiquity which affords genial relations with dictators, corrupt tycoons and convicted frauds.

ISBN: 9781742699578
ISBN-10: 174269957X
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st June 2012
Edition Number: 1