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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, Mother Teresa of Calcutta appears to be on the fast track to sainthood. But what, asks Christopher Hitchens, makes Mother Teresa so divine?In a frank expose of the Teresa cult, Hitchens details the nature... show more
Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, feted by politicians, the Church and the world's media, Mother Teresa of Calcutta appears to be on the fast track to sainthood. 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781859840542 (185984054X)
Publisher: Verso
Pages no: 98
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
bookshelves: essays, fraudio, published-1995, spring-2014, roman-catholic, nonfiction, christian, history, religion, tbr-busting-2014, politics, philosophy, india, calcutta, lifestyles-deathstyles Read from March 04 to 05, 2014 Written by: Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword)Narrated b...
Osho
Osho rated it
I don't have good ways to evaluate the claims here independently, but this has the flavor of 2/3 useful and 1/6 picayune, and 1/6 churlish. I found it helpful in its elaboration of Mother Teresa's stated positions and goals (which I could verify elsewhere), which aren't what most people seem to thin...
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5.0 Hitch strikes again!
The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice by Christopher Hitchens My rating: 5 of 5 stars Hitchens is always brilliant. Even when I don't agree with him, he's still brilliant. It saddens me to think that he's no longer alive, because I always thought that had we meet, I would...
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