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Thavis, John

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Works: 14 works in 55 publications in 5 languages and 2,972 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by John Thavis
The Vatican diaries : a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church by John Thavis( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a behind-the-scenes perspective on the Vatican's inner workings that challenges popular perceptions, revealing the personal conflicts, authority-undermining scandals, and modern considerations that are challenging the Vatican's daily business. For more than twenty-five years the author has reported on the inner workings of the Vatican. His daily exposure to the power, politics, and personalities in the seat of Roman Catholicism gave him a unique perspective on an institution that is far less monolithic and unified than it first appears. He reveals Vatican City as a place where Curia cardinals fight private wars, scandals threaten to undermine papal authority, and reverence for the past is continually upended by the practical considerations of modern life. The author takes readers from a bell tower high above St. Peter's to the depths of the basilica and the Saint's burial place, from the politicking surrounding the election of a new pope and the ever-growing sexual abuse scandals around the world to controversies about the Vatican's stand on contraception and more
The Vatican prophecies : investigating supernatural signs, apparitions, and miracles in the modern age by John Thavis( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how the Vatican investigates claims of miraculous events. Apocalyptic prophecies and miraculous apparitions are headline-grabbing events that often put the Catholic Church's concept of "rational faith" at odds with the passion of its more zealous followers. To some, these claims teeter on the edge of absurdity. Others see them as evidence of a private connection with God. For the Vatican, the issue is much more nuanced as each supposed miraculous event could have serious theological and political consequences. In response, the Vatican has developed a highly secretive and complex evaluation system to judge the authenticity of supernatural phenomena. Former journalist John Thavis uses his thirty years' experience covering the Vatican to shed light on this little-known process, revealing deep internal debates on the power of religious relics, private revelations, exorcisms, and more. Enlightening and accessible to Catholics and non-Catholics alike, the book illustrates the Church's struggle to balance the tension between traditional beliefs and contemporary skepticism."--
John Paul II : a light for the world : essays and reflections on the papacy of John Paul II( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the papacy of John Paul II, including numerous photographs, a chronology of important events, listings of canonizations and beatifications, details on his pastoral visits, and descriptions of his encyclicals
The Vatican diaries : [a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church] by John Thavis( Recording )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than twenty-five years John Thavis has reported on the inner workings of the Vatican. His daily exposure to the power, politics, and personalities in the seat of Roman Catholicism gave him a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective on an institution that is far less monolithic and unified than it first appears. Thavis reveals Vatican City as a place where Curia cardinals fight private wars, scandals threaten to undermine papal authority, and reverence for the past is continually upended by the practical considerations of modern life. Thavis takes listeners from a bell tower high above St. Peter's to the depths of the basilica and the saint's burial place, from the politicking surrounding the election of a new pope and the ever-growing sexual abuse scandals around the world to controversies about the Vatican's stand on contraception and more
The Vatican prophecies : investigating supernatural signs, apparitions, and miracles in the modern age by John Thavis( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Vatican Diaries comes a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how the Vatican investigates claims of miraculous events.Apocalyptic prophecies and miraculous apparitions are headline-grabbing events that often put the Catholic Church's doctrine of "rational faith" at odds with the passion of its more zealous followers. To some, these claims teeter on the edge of absurdity. Others see them as evidence of a private connection with God. For the Vatican, the issue is much more nuanced, as each supposed miraculous event could have serious theological and political consequences. In response, the Vatican has developed a highly secretive and complex evaluation system to judge the authenticity of supernatural phenomena.Former journalist John Thavis uses his thirty years' experience covering the Vatican to shed light on this little-known process, revealing deep internal debates on the power of religious relics, private revelations, exorcisms, and more. Enlightening and accessible to Catholics and non-Catholics alike, the book illustrates the church's struggle to balance the tension between traditional beliefs and contemporary skepticism
A behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church by John Thavis( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Vatican Diaries' is an inside look at one of the world's most powerful and mysterious institutions. For 30 years John Thavis worked for the Catholic News Service in Rome and reported on the inner workings of the Vatican. This text offers his insightful and often very funny account of exactly what goes on in this unique and secretive institution
How a new pope is chosen by John Thavis( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I diari Vaticani : poteri e retroscena : il racconto di trent'anni vissuti all'ombra del Papa by John Thavis( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les dessous du Vatican by John Thavis( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papież wciąż spogląda w przyszłość by John Thavis( )

1 edition published in 1998 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ciemna strona Watykanu by John Thavis( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zbyt bliski jak na papieża by John Thavis( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dokąd Papież Franciszek prowadzi Kościół by Valentina Alazraki( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Inside Rome : a practical guide to the city by John Thavis( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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John Paul II : a light for the world : essays and reflections on the papacy of John Paul II
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English (42)

Polish (10)

Italian (1)

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