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The Missionary Position

Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

By Christopher Hitchens & Thomas Mallon
Narrated by Simon Prebble / 2 hours 11 minutes

"A religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer, and an accomplice of worldly secular powers. Her mission has always been of this kind. The irony is that she has never been able to induce anybody to believe her. It is past time that she was duly honored and taken at her word."

Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than The Missionary Position, Christopher Hitchens's meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa.

A Nobel Peace Prize recipient beatified by the Catholic Church in 2003, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was celebrated by heads of state and adored by millions for her work on behalf of the poor. In his measured critique, Hitchens asks only that Mother Teresa's reputation be judged by her actions-not the other way around.

With characteristic élan and rhetorical dexterity, Hitchens eviscerates the fawning cult of Teresa, recasting the Albanian missionary as a spurious, despotic, and megalomaniacal operative of the wealthy who long opposed measures to end poverty, and fraternized, for financial gain, with tyrants and white-collar criminals throughout the world.

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Author &
Narrator Simon Prebble
ISBN 9781619693692
Length 2 hours 11 minutes
Language English
Publisher Hachette Audio
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm rank #17,817 Overall
Genre rank #5,752 in Nonfiction

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