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The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa In Theory And Practice [Paperback-2021]
Christopher Hitchens
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Publisher: Atlantic Books Uk | ISBN: 9781838952242 | Pages: 128

In this frank and damning exposé of the Teresa cult, Hitchens details the nature and limits of one woman s mission to help the world s poor. He probes the source of the heroic status bestowed upon an Albanian nun whose only declared wish was to serve God. He asks whether Mother Teresa s good works answered any higher purpose than the need of the world s privileged to see someone, somewhere, doing something for the Third World. He unmasks pseudo-miracles, questions Mother Teresa s fitness to adjudicate on matters of sex and reproduction, and reports on a version of saintly ubiquity which affords genial relations with dictators, corrupt tycoons and convicted frauds. Is Mother Teresa merely an essential salve to the conscience of the rich West, or an expert PR machine for the Catholic Church? In its caustic iconoclasm and unsparing wit, The Missionary Position showcases the devastating effect of Hitchens writing at its polemical best.

About the Author

Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and Visiting Professor in liberal studies at the New School in New York. He was named one of the world s Top 100 Public Intellectuals by Foreign Policy and Prospect. His books include Love, Poverty & War and Blood, Class & Empire. Thomas Paine s Rights of Man and God Is t Great were published by Atlantic Books.

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