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The Dark Box: A Secret History of Confession
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.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)264.0208609 — Religions Christian church and church work Public Worship; Ritual Public worship; ritual Roman Catholic ritual
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