Neuhaus, Richard John
April 1998
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Apr1998, Issue 82, p63
Comments on the assertion of author Paul Johnson about the sacralization of politics in world history. Examples of bogus apologies by people worldwide; Implication of the unfair exploitation of the confession of Christian sins; Competence of the Church to judge sins.


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