Turned Card by Desmond O'Grady, Christianity, Communism, Catholic Church Vatican
The Turned Card presents the fullest account yet of the survival of the Church during postwar Communism in Eastern and Central Europe and the important role played by Christians in this period of moral and political confusion. Desmond O'Grady covers all European countries of the Socialist empire both before and after the fall, and gives powerful firsthand accounts of many key Christian heroes of the struggle. Offering the reader a compelling and sometimes disturbing report of Christian life behind the Iron Curtain, The Turned Card is a must read for anyone interested in the future of the Church in Europe.
Paperback published in 1995. Copy in VGC, light edge wear, crisp and clean throughout. Handsome copy.
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