The Dark Box
A Secret History of ConfessionBook - 2014
Confession is a crucial ritual of the Catholic Church, offering absolution of sin and spiritual guidance to the faithful. Yet this ancient sacrament has also been a source of controversy and oppression, culminating, as prize-winning historian John Cornwell reveals in The Dark Box, with the scandal of clerical child abuse. Drawing on extensive historical sources, contemporary reports, and first-hand accounts, Cornwell takes a hard look at the long evolution of confession.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group,, 
Branch Call Number: 264.0208 COR NVD
Characteristics: xxvii, 288 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Secret history of confession