The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

Christopher Hitchens


"A spiritual fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer, and an associate of worldly secular powers. Her venture has regularly 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 used to be duly commemorated and brought at her word."

Among his many books, maybe 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 by way of the Catholic Church in 2003, mom Teresa of Calcutta was once celebrated by means of heads of country and cherished via hundreds of thousands for her paintings on behalf of the bad. In his measured critique, Hitchens asks simply that mom Teresa's attractiveness be judged by means of her actions-not the wrong way 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 hostile measures to finish poverty, and fraternized, for monetary achieve, with tyrants and white-collar criminals during the world.

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