The Splendor of Faith

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The Splendor of Faith

The Splendor of Faith

The Theological Vision of Pope John Paul II

Avery Cardinal Dulles crystalizes the core components of the Pope John Paul II’s brilliant contributions to theology. Synthesizing a wealth of material, this resource conveys the essential  teachings of one of the greatest leaders of the Catholic Church and the world.

Pope John Paul II, known for his participation in the Second Vatican Council, influenced the development of Catholic thought throughout his life. He wrote more than 300 scholarly articles while teaching at universities and seminaries and continued to offer numerous encyclicals during his papacy.

Cardinal Dulles explores the distinctive vision of Karol Wojtyła in this comprehensive work. Dulles sheds light on the pope’s understanding of such topics as evangelization, freedom, suffering, sin, ecumenism, the status of women, and many other issues of vital importance. Discover the illuminating theology of one of the Church’s most beloved leaders.

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"Indispensable. Everything is here: Christology, the evangelization of culture, world missions, Christian unity, eschatology, a Christian understanding of world religions, the theological basis of human rights, and much more . . . A splendid achievement, warmly recommended to all who would understand the mind of the premier witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ in our time.”
First Things


9780824521219
Paperback / 288 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9
HERDER & HERDER, 2003