Released in the UK March 2015
Released in the US May 2015
Pocket paperback | 128 Pages
9781781912997 • £4.99 $7.99
BISAC – REL053000
Who are the Popes and how does the Roman Catholic Church define their role? What about the present day Popes? What is the ecumenical significance of the Papacy and what are its prospects in the global world? These and other questions are tackled as Leonardo De Chirico explores the Biblical, historical, and theological fabric of the Papacy.
Leonardo De Chirico
Leonardo De Chirico has been involved in a church planting project in Rome and is now pastor of the church Breccia di Roma (www.brecciadiroma.it). He is lecturer of Historical Theology at Istituto di Formazione Evangelica e Documentazione (www.ifeditalia.org) and vice-chairman of the Italian Evangelical Alliance (www.alleanzaevangelica.org).
... a marvellous book which will serve you well in conversing with Roman Catholic contacts and in understanding a significant religious celebrity of the modern world
How readable! How fascinating! How important! This book is a page-turner. I kept thinking, "I have it, to whom can I give it?"...Right at the heart of Roman Catholicism there is this giant delusion. You don't believe me? Then read this fascinating and brief book and think for yourself.
Conference Speaker and author, Aberystwyth, Wales
...Professor De Chirico investigate the phenomenon of Roman Catholic hierarchy using biblical exegesis, fascinating historical data, and basic theological insights to inform our view...engaging, clearly written, polemical in the best sense, and resolutely Scriptural, this is easily the best shorter guide for those wanting to know how to evaluate the institution of the papacy and related matters.
Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In terms of an introduction to the Catholic Church's doctrine and exercise of the papacy, this book is unmatched! Read this book and you will gain essential insights into what for many Christians is a mystery, now unpacked by a trusted evangelical theologian and pastor.
Gregg R. Allison
Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky