Memory and Identity: Conversations at the Dawn of a Millennium

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In this volume, Pope John Paul II speaks for the first time on global politics. He discusses his views on freedom and democracy and speaks about the twentieth-century totalitarian ideologies of communism and nazism. Making an emphatic appeal for mankind to regard freedom "not only as a gift but a task" to be used for the common good, he calls for a dialogue between all the world's civilizations and religions. This work is a unique reflection on human life, and will be admired by thinkers of all religions and ...
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Overview

In this volume, Pope John Paul II speaks for the first time on global politics. He discusses his views on freedom and democracy and speaks about the twentieth-century totalitarian ideologies of communism and nazism. Making an emphatic appeal for mankind to regard freedom "not only as a gift but a task" to be used for the common good, he calls for a dialogue between all the world's civilizations and religions. This work is a unique reflection on human life, and will be admired by thinkers of all religions and nationalities.
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This is a truly historic book. In Memory and Identity, Pope John Paul II reflects on freedom and its limits. With personal authority, he discusses the destructive forces of the 20th century totalitarian ideologies of communism and Nazism; and makes a dramatic appeal for mankind to regard their freedom "not only as a gift but a task." He makes a vigorous attack on the new forms of atheism, consumerism, and materialism that he believes have caused "the ravages of consciences" that divide us.
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Offering transcribed conversations that took place in 1993 between the late Pope John Paul II and two of his closest friends, this collection of essays cover historical, religious, and philosophical themes that span 100 years of European history and look to the future. Each chapter is written in an informal tone and prefaced with a question that helps the reader understand the point under discussion. Major headings include "The Limit Imposed Upon Evil," "Freedom and Responsibility," "Thinking `My Country,' " "Thinking `Europe,' " and "Democracy: Possibilities and Risks." Within each of these categories four to six short chapters deal with such topics as "Ideologies of Evil" and "The Mystery of Mercy." In the epilog, the Pope discusses the 1981 attempt on his life and his subsequent relationship with the would-be assassin. John Paul II's knowledge of Scripture, theology, history, and philosophy combined with his spiritual wisdom and more than 80 years of life experience offer deep insights for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. The format and style of this book make it accessible to most informed readers. Recommended for academic and public libraries.-C. Robert Nixon, M.L.S., Lafayette, IN Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780847827619
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 3/22/2005
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Mysterium Iniquitatis : the coexistence of good and evil 3
2 Ideologies of evil 5
3 The limit imposed upon evil in European history 13
4 Redemption as the divine limit imposed upon evil 17
5 The mystery of redemption 23
6 Redemption : victory given as a task to man 27
7 Toward a just use of freedom 33
8 Freedom is for love 39
9 The lessons of recent history 45
10 The mystery of mercy 51
11 On the concept of Patria (native land) 59
12 Patriotism 65
13 The concept of nation 69
14 History 73
15 Nation and culture 79
16 Europe as "native land" 91
17 The evangelization of Central and Eastern Europe 101
18 The positive fruits of the Enlightenment 107
19 The mission of the church 115
20 The relationship between church and state 119
21 Europe in the context of other continents 123
22 Modern democracy 129
23 Back to Europe? 137
24 The maternal memory of the church 147
25 The vertical dimension of European history 153
26 "Someone must have guided that bullet" 159
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2005

    How this Pope was elected

    With the death of Pope John Paul II, many are interested in finding out how the process of electing a new pope works. While this book by the Pope is well worth reading, I want to suggest to readers that they also buy (if you can find it) or rent the movie, Shoes of the Fisherman, based on the book by Morris West, which I have also read. This book, very loosely based on the person of John XXIII, made into a movie in 1968 with Anthony Quinn, is about the election of a new pope after the current one dies (circa 1963, the year Pope John died). What is remarkable about the story is that a Russian, who had been imprisoned in Siberia by communists for 17 years (20 in the movie), becomes the new Pope. It is almost prophetic regarding the election of Pope John Paul II, a Pole with a history of fighting communism in his homeland. John Paul II wasn't elected until 15 years after the book was published, and 10 years after the movie was made. There is much in the movie about the election with real footage of the people of Rome and the world on the scene in St Peter's square; the black/white smoke and the meaning of each; views inside the Vatican and the requisite conclave where the sequesterd Cardinals elect a new Pontiff, and much more. It's a quick study in what is happening right now. As a non-Catholic, but an admirer of the Pope and his stature in the world, I find the movie very enlightening and learn more from it each time I watch it. I also find what I learn from it to be very helpful in understanding other works written about Pope John Paul II and by him, including this one. Carolyn Rowe Hill

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2005

    A great legacy....

    Everyone should get this book and read it for some spiritual insight with our beloved Pope, who unfortunately passed away.

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