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The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice [Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The. Missionary. Position. •. Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice. CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS. VERSO. London. New York. 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.

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Chatterjee’s book, the approach is pedantic missiinary clinical, Hitchens’s tome is a no-holds-barred attack on the icon. The Missionary Position has a number of testimonials positkon the dirty conditions, re-use of unsterilized needles, lack of appropriate pain medication, and refusal to send people with treatable conditions to the hospital. Retrieved from ” https: To ask other readers questions about The Missionary Positionplease sign up. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Instead, I find petulance and nastiness take over, just like when I read any kind of fundamentalist, whether it be Christian, Islamic, liberal, feminist, American exceptionalist, or whatever.

Why answer with abuses? She lived with them in the Bronx, Rome, and San Francisco. Jean Lipman-Blumen No preview available – Howard rated it liked it Shelves: Should Mother Teresa be canonized?

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This rather oblique compliment belongs to a more serious age. So if you are interested in this controversial smear against one of the greatest icons of all times, this is the book for you. Hitchens does a good job. No eBook available Verso Amazon. Therefore, 4 stars it will be.

Personally, I think Hitchen is a bit too hard on Mother Teresa. Martin closed his remarks by stating that there “would seem to be two choices” regarding those poor people in the developing world who die neglected: There, this book as well as the documentary by Hitchens were mentioned, which immediately whetted my appetite to read it. So Jesus must be kissing you. Dec 14, Greg Brozeit rated it it was amazing Shelves: The title itself forces you to picture the wrinkled, ancient, and now deceased, woman on the cover The book is a short but factually entrenched dissection on the life of Mother Teresa’s work.

The fact is, though, that those who need to read the book are probably the least likely to read it simply because of the fact that it was written by Hitchens and is immediately suspect. Mother Teresa made a great show of helping only the poor.

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She took money from anyone who would give it, without remorse. Hitch’s screed is more of a pamphlet than a book, coming in at just under pages scarcely filled pages that will take at most a couple of hours to read.

It is past time that she was subjected to the rational critique that she has evaded so arrogantly and for so long. Bear in mind that Mother Teresa’s global income is more than enough to outfit several first-class clinics in Bengal.

People suffered needlessly under her care.

The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

When faced with calls to return these stolen funds she answered with complete silence. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But that should not prevent those who think rationally from subjecting her myth to the harsh light of truth.

You said what needed to be said. The pope’s clear intention has been to speed the process up in order to perform the ceremony in his own miszionary.