Mother Teresa Hardback

A Biography

by Meg Greene;

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Mother Teresa

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This new biography for students follows Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu from her humble Albanian birth to worldwide celebrity as Mother Teresa. The nun who attended to the dying and diseased in Calcutta, and established her Missionaries of Charity around the world is revealed to have had a singular determination from a young age. As a woman in the patriarchal Catholic system, she had to prove to the hierarchy, even the Vatican, that she was capable of handling each project she proposed. Her vision to live and work among the "poorest of the poor" as one of them led to the founding of a new order that tended society's outcasts. This narrative chronicles the expansion and success of the order and the eventual attention that was showered on her efforts. This increasing attention led to scrutiny and criticism of her ideology, methods of care, and financing. Why did she reject better medical equipment for her patients yet receive the latest treatment and best care when she herself was ailing? Why did she take money from and try to help Charles Keating, a major player in the savings and loan scandal of the 1980s?The accusations of hypocrisy, among others, are discussed as is her controversial beatification by Pope John Paul II only 6 years after her death. Readers will be challenged to consider for themselves whether Mother Teresa deserves to be canonised.

Mother Teresa by Meg Greene was published by ABC-CLIO in August 2004. The ISBN for Mother Teresa is 9780313327711.

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Details for Mother Teresa

Page last updated 7th January 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherABC-CLIO (August 2004)
Number of Pages176
Thickness14 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1191732
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