The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

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Verso, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 98 pages
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In a frank expose of the Teresa cult, Hitchens details the nature and limits of one woman’s mission to the world’s poor. He probes the source of the heroic status bestowed upon an Albanian nun whose only declared wish is to serve God. He asks whether Mother Teresa’s good works answer 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.
  

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I had been vaguely aware of some of the ideas presented in this polemic; and in a way, had always been somewhat skittish about credulously accepting the ostensible benevolence of out-and-out ... Read full review

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A politely thorough inquisition on the reputation of the alleged Maria Theresa based on her actual acts and behavior beautifully penned by a sharp contrarian (it is rather odd that Hitchens' first ... Read full review

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Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and the author of the best-selling God Is Not Great. His books published by Verso include The Trial of Henry Kissinger, No One Left to Lie To, The Missionary Position, Unacknowledged Legislation, The Parthenon Marbles, Hostage to History, and more.

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