Book Group – “The Missionary Position” by Christopher Hitchens

Sunday 21 April 2013, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
At: Spoon Bistro, 6a Nicolson Street, EH8 9DH


Mother Teresa and the Reagans

The Reagans presenting Mother Teresa with the Medal of Freedom at a White House Ceremony

Note change of date to the 21st April.

The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice is a book by Christopher Hitchens addressing Mother Teresa’s life and work.

The book presents broad criticism of Mother Teresa and her missionary activity, particularly that she acted as a political opportunist and dogmatist to the detriment of those served by her charities. The book unfolds as an argument that Mother Teresa (born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu) does not deserve beatification and elevation to sainthood. Regarding the title’s double entendre, Hitchens remarked, “it was either that or Sacred Cow, and I thought Sacred Cow would be in bad taste.”

It’s a short book – 90 pages or so – and available on eReaders as well as in print.

Here is a free download: http://www.ebook3000.com/politics/The-Missionary-Position–Mother-Teresa-in-Theory-and-Practice—Christopher-Hitchens_125202.html

The book group at 2:00 is followed by a Social at 3:00

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