The Dark Box

The Dark Box

A Secret History of Confession

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: New York, New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014].
ISBN: 9780465039951
Branch Call Number: 265.6 CORNWELL
Characteristics: xxvii, 288 pages ; 22 cm


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