The Legacy of John Paul II: An Evangelical Assessment

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The papacy of John Paul II was phenomenal, and not least for the fact that many evangelicals came to honor and respect him. Tim Perry calls on some of the best evangelical minds to offer their assessments of the thought of John Paul II as expressed in his major encyclicals.
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Overview

The papacy of John Paul II was phenomenal, and not least for the fact that many evangelicals came to honor and respect him. Tim Perry calls on some of the best evangelical minds to offer their assessments of the thought of John Paul II as expressed in his major encyclicals.
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Editorial Reviews

John R. Franke
"John Paul II was one of the most significant witnesses to the gospel of Jesus Christ in recent times and a teacher of the church whose influence will extend far into the future. Here prominent evangelical thinkers assess his legacy with insight and appreciation through an engagement with the major encyclicals of his papacy. This is an outstanding collection of essays that bears witness to the vitality of both Roman Catholic and evangelical thought in service to our common Lord."
R.R. Reno
"Vigorous, comprehensive and thoroughly evangelical, The Legacy of John Paul II makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of one of the great Christian leaders of the last century, and advances the cause of Christian unity."
Richard J. Mouw
"In the sixteenth century--a time when Protestants were not inclined to say nice things about Catholic leaders--the Reformer Theodore Beza addressed one of his treatises to 'the more sensible part of those who call themselves Roman Catholics.' This fine book of essays is a testimony to a Catholic pope whom many of us in the evangelical world revered, not only as a 'sensible' spiritual leader, but as someone who on various occasions and on various subjects spoke words of godly wisdom, both to us and for us."
The Rev. - Richard John Neuhaus
"Of the many legacies of the twenty-six—year pontificate of John Paul II is the astonishing attentiveness of non-Catholics to his teaching ministry, as is demonstrated in this informative and provocative book. Such attentiveness does not always mean agreement, but it is a genuinely new thing in the world Christian movement."
Alister McGrath
"A remarkable book. At one and the same time, it is an excellent guide both to the religious and ethical thought of this highly influential pope and to the growing evangelical willingness to engage with it. Highly recommended."
R. R. Reno
"Vigorous, comprehensive and thoroughly evangelical, The Legacy of John Paul II makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of one of the great Christian leaders of the last century, and advances the cause of Christian unity."
The Rev. Richard John Neuhaus
"Of the many legacies of the twenty-six--year pontificate of John Paul II is the astonishing attentiveness of non-Catholics to his teaching ministry, as is demonstrated in this informative and provocative book. Such attentiveness does not always mean agreement, but it is a genuinely new thing in the world Christian movement."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830825950
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 10/16/2007
  • Pages: 327
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Perry, Ph.D., was formerly an associate professor of theology at Providence College, Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada. He is the author of Mary for Evangelicals, Pope John Paul II: An Evangelical Assessment, ( both InterVarsity Press), Blessed Is She (Morehouse) and Radical Difference: A Defense of Hendrik Kraemer's Theology of Religions (Wilfrid Laurier University Press).
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Table of Contents


Foreword   J. I. Packer     7
Foreword   Avery Cardinal Dulles     9
Introduction: For Such A Time as This: Living With(in) the Legacy of John Paul II   Tim Perry     11
Setting the Scene
Evangelicals and John Paul II   Mark A. Noll     21
"A Deep Amazement at Man's Worth and Dignity": Technology and the Person in Redemptor hominis   Derek S. Jeffreys     37
Witnessing to Truthful Doctrine
Fides et ratio, the Role of Philosophy and the Christian University   Michael Beaty   C. Stephen Evans     59
Dominum et vivificantem, the Breath of Divine Life   Clark H. Pinnock     83
Redemptoris mater, A Bridge Too Far?   Tim Perry     95
Ecclesia de eucharistia, Locus of Doctrine, Way of Life   Mark A. Noll     118
Ut unum sint and Papal Infallibility: A Response   William J. Abraham     140
Veritatis splendor, Human Freedom and the Splendor of Truth   Andrew J. Goddard     158
Witnessing to Truthful Practice
Evangelium vitae, John Paul II Meets Francis Schaeffer   Nancy R. Pearcey     181
Dives in misericordia and Sollicitudo rei socialis, Mercy and Justice   Mark Charlton     205
Laborem exercens and Centesimus annus, Workand Economics   Ronald J. Sider     226
Redemptoris missio, Into All the World   Terrance L. Tiessen     249
Slavorum apostoli, the Enduring Legacy of Cyril and Methodius   Peter Kuzmic     267
Ex corde ecclesiae and the Trouble with Truth   David Lyle Jeffrey     290
Epilogue: Our Common Teacher   Timothy George     309
Contributors     313
Name Index     315
Subject Index     319
Scripture Index     326
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