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Allen, John L. 1965-

Overview
Works: 123 works in 270 publications in 4 languages and 8,056 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Forecasts  Popular works  History  Apologetic works 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: BX819.3.O68, 267.182
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Most widely held works by John L Allen
Opus Dei : an objective look behind the myths and reality of the most controversial force in the Catholic Church by John L Allen ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first serious journalistic investigation of the highly secretive, controversial organization Opus Dei provides unique insight about the wild rumors surrounding it and discloses its significant influence in the Vatican and on the politics of the Catholic Church. Opus Dei (literally "the work of God") is an international association of Catholics often labeled as conservative who seek personal Christian perfection and strive to implement Christian ideals in their jobs and in society as a whole. It has been accused of promoting a right-wing political agenda and of cultlike practices. Its notoriety escalated with the publication of the runaway bestseller The Da Vinci Code (Opus Dei plays an important and sinister role in the novel). With the expert eye of a longtime observer of the Vatican and the skill of an investigative reporter intent on uncovering closely guarded secrets, John Allen finally separates the myths from the facts--From publisher description
The rise of Benedict XVI : the inside story of how the Pope was elected and where he will take the Catholic Church by John L Allen ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a behind-the-scenes analysis of the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to the papacy and what his positions on several controversial issues will mean for the future direction of the Catholic Church
Conclave : the politics, personalities, and process of the next papal election by John L Allen ( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Insider's guide to the politics and personalities that will have a tremendous impact on one of the world's most secretive and important events -- the election of a pope to succeed John Paul II. John L. Allen, Jr., takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the issues, parties, and people most likely to determine the outcome. Setting the election within a broader context, he explains why it matters who becomes pope, discusses their role in the modern world, and examines the issues that will form the agenda of the next papacy
All the Pope's men : the inside story of how the Vatican really thinks by John L Allen ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher description: A fascinating and enlightening look at the world's oldest and most mysterious institution, written by an American journalist with unparalleled knowledge about the Vatican's past and present. The sexual abuse scandals that shook American and British Catholicism in 2002 brought to light a long-standing cultural gap between the English-speaking Catholic world and the Vatican. In Rome, the crisis was often seen as an attack on the Church mounted by money-hungry lawyers, a hostile press, and liberal activists who used it as a way to turn attention on such concerns as celibacy, women's ordination, and lay empowerment. When the Vatican struck down the U.S. bishops' draft for handling allegations of sexual abuse, many saw it as an attempt to curb an independent American Catholic church. Yet, as time passed, it became clear that the Vatican's well-founded concerns about due process were shared by most liberal U.S. bishops and canon lawyers. ALL THE POPE'S MEN is a lucid, in-depth guide to the sometimes puzzling, often incomprehensible inner workings of the Vatican. It reveals how decisions are made, how papal bureaucrats think, and how careers in the Roman Curia are shaped. It debunks the myths that have fed the distrust and suspicions many English-speaking Catholics harbor about the way the Vatican conducts its business, explains who really wields the power, and offers entertaining profiles of the personalities, historical and present-day, who have wielded that power for good and for bad. A thoughtful analysis of the recent sexual abuse crisis sheds light on how the Vatican perceives the Church in the United States. Balanced, lively, and filled with Vatican history and lore, ALL THE POPE'S MEN provides the general reader with an authoritative picture of the highly charged relationship between the Vatican and the richest, most influential national Catholic church in the world today
Pope Benedict XVI : a biography of Joseph Ratzinger by John L Allen ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a life of the newly-elected pope, from his childhood in Nazi Germany to his rise as a prominent theologian and his transformation from progressive spokesman to conservative defender of church doctrine
The future church : how ten trends are revolutionizing the Catholic Church by John L Allen ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a forecast about the future of the Catholic Church and the implications of the changes that will occur, identifying ten important trends that will revolutionize the the policies, doctrines, and practices of Catholicism over the next century
The Catholic church : what everyone needs to know by John L Allen ( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman Catholicism stands at a crossroads, a classic ''best of times, worst of times'' moment. On the one hand, the Catholic Church remains by far the largest branch of the worldwide Christian family, and is growing at a remarkable clip. Yet the Church has also been rocked by a series of scandals related to the sexual abuse of minors by clergy, and, even more devastating, the cover-up by the Church hierarchy. The decade-long crisis has taken a massive financial toll, but the blow to both the internal morale and the external moral standing of the Church has been even steeper. Today, the Church h
Cardinal Ratzinger : the Vatican's enforcer of the faith by John L Allen ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opus Dei : secrets and power inside the Catholic Church by John L Allen ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opus Dei is the most controversial and mysterious force in the Catholic Church. In this text, John Allen uncovers its real nature
A people of hope : Archbishop Timothy Dolan in conversation with John L. Allen, Jr by John L Allen ( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of the world's most respected religion journalists profiles New York's Archbishop Timothy Dolan--one of the country's and possibly the world's most important Catholic leaders--through lengthy exclusive interviews."--Jacket
The global war on Christians : dispatches from the front lines of anti-Christian persecution by John L Allen ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Allen uses his knowledge of world affairs and religious insight to investigate the troubling worldwide persecution of Christians. In the early 21st century, they are the world's most persecuted religious group. According to the secular International Society for Human Rights, 80 percent of violations of religious freedom in the world today are directed against Christians. Underlying the global war on Christians is the demographic reality that more than two-thirds of the world's 2.3 billion Christians now live outside the West, often as a beleaguered minority up against a hostile majority
Opus Dei the first objective look behind the myths and reality of the most controversial force in the Catholic Church by John L Allen ( )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first serious journalistic investigation of the highly secretive, controversial organization Opus Dei provides unique insight about the wild rumors surrounding it and discloses its significant influence in the Vatican and on the politics of the Catholic Church. Opus Dei (literally "the work of God") is an international association of Catholics often labeled as conservative who seek personal Christian perfection and strive to implement Christian ideals in their jobs and in society as a whole. It has been accused of promoting a right-wing political agenda and of cultlike practices. Its notoriety escalated with the publication of the runaway bestseller The Da Vinci Code (Opus Dei plays an important and sinister role in the novel). With the expert eye of a longtime observer of the Vatican and the skill of an investigative reporter intent on uncovering closely guarded secrets, John Allen finally separates the myths from the facts.--From publisher description
10 things Pope Francis wants you to know by John L Allen ( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since his election, Pope Francis has captured the attention of media and the people. Transfixed by his charisma and the many firsts of his papacy - first pope from the Americas, first Jesuit Pope, and first to be named Francis - they are now eager to know the substance of the man. In 10 Things Pope Francis Wants You to Know, John L. Allen, Jr., veteran Vatican news analyst, author, and National Catholic Reporter Senior Correspondent, writes with intimacy and clarity, from the perspective of his decades of experience covering the papacy
10 things Pope Benedict wants you to know by John L Allen ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If you had a private audience with the pope, what would he tell you?
Illumination from space with orbiting solar-reflector spacecraft by John E Canady ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Global good news unseen work of the Catholic Church by John L Allen ( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World-renowned Vatican expert and highly respected journalist, John Allen, highlights what's inspiring in the global Church today that rarely gets media coverage
Díez cosas que el Papa Benedícto quírere que sepas by John L Allen ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This booklet Ten Things Pope Benedict wants you to know, it shows in a very simple and universal Pastor priorities and some notes of his personality, for you to go deeper into the knowledge of one of the most important world leaders of our generation
Opus Dei : Mythos und Realität - Ein Blick hinter die Kulissen by John L Allen ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All the Pope's men : the inside story of how the Vatican really works by John L Allen ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Benedicto XVI : La historia secreta de la elección y ascenso del Papa y un análisis profundo del rumbo por el que guiará a la Iglesia Católica by John L Allen ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La historia secreta de la elección y ascenso del Papa y un análisis profundo del rumbo por el que guiará a la Iglesia Católica
 
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Alternative Names
Allen, John L.
Allen, John L. Jr. 1965-
Аллен, Джон, 1965-
Languages
English (120)
German (5)
Spanish (3)
Danish (1)
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