The Final Revolution: The Resistance Church and the Collapse of Communism

The Final Revolution: The Resistance Church and the Collapse of Communism

by George Weigel

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The Final Revolution: The Resistance Church and the Collapse of Communism by George Weigel

In The Final Revolution, George Weigel provides an in-depth exploration of how the Catholic Church shaped the moral revolution inside the political revolution of 1989. Drawing on extensive interviews with key leaders of the human rights and resistance movements, he opens a unique window into the soul of the Revolution and into the hearts and minds of those who shaped this stirring vindication of the human spirit. He also examines the central role played by Pope John Paul II, and he suggests what the future role of the Church might be in consolidating democracy in the countries of the old Warsaw Pact. The "final revolution" is not the end of history, Weigel concludes. It is the human quest for a freedom that truly satisfies the deepest yearnings of the human heart. The Final Revolution illustrates how that quest changed the face of the twentieth century and redefined world politics in the year of miracles, 1989.

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ISBN-13: 9780198023586
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/29/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

George Weigel is President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington D.C. A graduate of St. Mary's Seminary and University of Baltimore and the University of St. Michael's College in Toronto, he is the author of editor of twelve books on religion and public life, and is in frequent demand as a lecturer, columnist, and media commentator on American politics, foreign policy, and Catholic affairs.

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