The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

Christopher Hitchens


"A non secular fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer, and an companion of worldly secular powers. Her project has constantly been of this sort. The irony is that she hasn't ever been in a position to result in anyone to think her. it's earlier time that she was once duly venerated and brought at her word."

Among his many books, possibly none have sparked extra outrage than THE MISSIONARY place, Christopher Hitchens's meticulous learn of the existence and deeds of mom Teresa.

A Nobel Peace Prize recipient beatified via the Catholic Church in 2003, mom Teresa of Calcutta used to be celebrated by means of heads of kingdom and cherished via thousands for her paintings on behalf of the negative. In his measured critique, Hitchens asks in simple terms that mom Teresa's acceptance be judged through her actions-not the opposite direction around.

With attribute élan and rhetorical dexterity, Hitchens eviscerates the fawning cult of Teresa, recasting the Albanian missionary as a spurious, despotic, and megalomaniacal operative of the rich who lengthy antagonistic measures to finish poverty, and fraternized, for monetary achieve, with tyrants and white-collar criminals in the course of the world.

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