Their Kingdom Come: Inside the Secret World of Opus Dei Paperback – 1 Sep 2005
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"A responsible piece of investigative reporting ... packed with meticulous detail"
--"Publishers Weekly" "[A] highly detailed account...a fluid read [that] blows away the mist." --"National Catholic Reporter" "Robert Hutchinson provides a thorough, highly entertaining guide to this sinister, self-important organisation and checks out claims of brainwashing, persecution of ex-members and financial dirty tricks." -- "Focus Magazine"
A responsible piece of investigative reporting ... packed with meticulous detail. "Publishers Weekly"
[A] highly detailed account...a fluid read [that] blows away the mist. "National Catholic Reporter"
Robert Hutchinson provides a thorough, highly entertaining guide to this sinister, self-important organisation and checks out claims of brainwashing, persecution of ex-members and financial dirty tricks. "Focus Magazine"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Still, the author does miss some points. Nobody is FORCED to join Opus Dei, any more than the Catholic Church forces people to attend its churches. Many of the manipulative techniques that this group uses are used by many religious and non-religious organisations and people. Didn't JFK attempt to manipulate his audience with the "Ask not what your country can do for you," speech? Don't ALL politicians use similar tricks? And what about adverts - don't they try and make you think that you need their product (when you KNOW you don't).
Further, one has to understand that Opus Dei is a CATHOLIC institution and the Catholic Church works within a state, the Vatican. Shouldn't you then EXPECT it to play in politics? Further, the organisation was established within one of the most Catholic countries in the world, Spain, at a time when religion was big issue - priests were being killed. Franco was very Catholic, apparently; though he only had one daughter! So much for not practicing birth-control. Perhaps he didn't like sex! Perhaps he preferred to hang out with his Falange friends!
Whatever the faults of Opus Dei, it couldn't succeed without the corruption of the governments within which its works - and some of the organisations, like the CIA. The question is: whom do you trust (or distrust) the most, Opus Dei or your own government which taxes you largely without your consent (unless you are very rich) and spends the money on whatever it wants?
The author also seems to neglect the fact that Opus Dei provides some very good services and some of its members are very hard-working.Read more ›
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This is NOT bedtime reading more sitting in the garden enjoying the sun type of book. A Secret Society that is fighting against Good and Evil, not Fiction bt it actually goes on... Read morePublished on 23 July 2012 by Mrs CardiganWorshipper
Seldom do I come across a book that turns me off so quickly, and so completely, as this book did. For a little over a year I have been researching Opus Dei with the goal of doing... Read morePublished on 21 Mar. 2008 by Steven R. McEvoy
Its prettý hard to prove all and everything about a society as secretive as the Opus Dei. In fact its very secretiveness breeds mistrusfulness of the whole organization. Read morePublished on 1 Oct. 2003 by Dayer Andree