Keepers of the Keys of Heaven is essential reading for understanding the role that faith has played in the shaping of the world. The papacy, not withstanding its controversies, is arguably the most influential, enduring, and important institution in the history of Christianity. In this book, Roger Collins, a scholar and author, brings to life each of the popes throughout history. Readers will take away a better understanding and appreciation for this often misunderstood institution. Jacketed hardcover.