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The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

2 Ratings: 0.5
A book by Christopher Hitchens

What's next--The Girl Scouts: The Untold Story? How could anybody write a debunking book about Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity order? Well, in this little cruise missile of a book, Hitchens quickly establishes that the idea is not without … see full wiki

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Publisher: Verso
3 reviews about The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in...
review by . March 10, 2004
The very first book I ever reviewed on Amazon was this one. At the time I had never heard of Chris Hitchens and doubted his motives. I now am very familar with him and his opinions and looking at this book a 2nd time come to the following conclusions:Hitchens has as always written an honest book as in my review of many years past I don't dispute the facts he detailsHitchens is not convinced of a vast Vatican conspericy as I thought he is instead the classic anti-theist. He has no use for religion …
review by . June 17, 2000
As a Catholic after recovering my shock at this book and the various reviews (AH HA NOW WE SEE THROUGH THAT CHARLITON etc...!) I decided to read this book myself to see what was being said. I found the book compact and easy to read and much to my surprise VERY AMUSEING! It wasn't the facts as presented that amused me. They were presented in a fairly straight forward manner. It wasn't the attacks on Mother Teresa's order methods from the doctor or the nurse. Both have the right to their opinion aquired …
review by . March 01, 2000
Pros: A genuinely needed 'expose' rather than a gratuitous one     Cons: Too brief -- Hitchens is best in essay format, and unquestioning religious types will not be willing to hear a word of this     Sitting down to write about Missionary Position : The Ideology of Mother Teresa, I am both cheered and dismayed to find that somebody else has beaten me to the punch, and done a bang-up job. In many ways I have little to add, in no small part because my motivations …
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