Pope John Paul II: A Reader

Pope John Paul II: A Reader

by Jeffrey Labelle
     
 

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In a papacy that lasted more than a quarter of a century, Pope John Paul II left a huge amount of official teaching through encyclicals, apostolic exhortations and letters, homilies, addresses, and other published texts. This anthology has been selected from his many writings, with introductions explaining their importance and place in Catholic doctrine. The book… See more details below

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In a papacy that lasted more than a quarter of a century, Pope John Paul II left a huge amount of official teaching through encyclicals, apostolic exhortations and letters, homilies, addresses, and other published texts. This anthology has been selected from his many writings, with introductions explaining their importance and place in Catholic doctrine. The book arranges his teaching according to twelve themes, including revelation, the human condition, the sacraments, spirituality, and more. Each chapter and, where necessary, sections of chapters have brief introductions, aimed at "situating" the teaching. Readers will find that this book: draws on the most important and clearest examples of the pope's teachings; relies on primary sources, not paraphrases; provides comprehensive information about various sources available for those who wish to read the full texts of the documents, organizes the many disparate areas on which the pope spoke; encourages the readers to make their own judgments about this late pope; and is the first of its kind in the English-speaking world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809144792
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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