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Karol Wojtyla: The Thought of the Man Who Became Pope John Paul II Rocco Buttiglione

Karol Wojtyla: The Thought of the Man Who Became Pope John Paul II

Rocco Buttiglione

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The achievements of John Paul II in recent years cannot be overstated. Led by this man and his profound contribution to Catholic social thought, the Catholic Church has become the worlds single greatest voice for democracy and human rights.MoreThe achievements of John Paul II in recent years cannot be overstated. Led by this man and his profound contribution to Catholic social thought, the Catholic Church has become the worlds single greatest voice for democracy and human rights. Protestants, too, have found in Pope John Paul II a brave and steadfast Christian pastor. Few people, however, know the Popes background or the philosophy behind his thinking.Written by Rocco Buttiglione, one of the Popes closest friends and counselors, this volume is the standard work for all who want to understand the philosophical mind of Karol Wojtyla, the man who became Pope John Paul II. Based on an accurate reading of all of Wojtylas works and of all relevant secondary literature, this English edition of Buttigliones book provides a complete introduction to the Popes philosophy and his original contribution to the philosophy of freedom.The early chapters give biographical information on Wojtyla and examine his early philosophical formation. The middle chapters explore in depth two of the Popes central philosophical and theological conceptions--human love and the acting person. The closing chapters look at Wojtylas role at the Second Vatican Council, examine his poetic works, and place his thought in dialogue with contemporary philosophy.New to this English edition of Buttigliones work are a foreword by Michael Novak, an appendix published for the third edition of The Acting Person, and an afterword that updates the book with a survey of secondary literature on the Popes thought published between 1982 and 1996.