John XXIII: Pope of the Century: Book by Peter Hebblethwaite

John XXIII: Pope of the Century

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ISBN: 9780826449955    Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation Year of publishing: 2000     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 296        
A biography of Pope John XXIII. Angelo Roncalli was elected Pope in 1958 and in four-and-a-half years transformed the Roman Catholic Church. He summoned the Second Vatican Council and put in hand a major...Read more
A biography of Pope John XXIII. Angelo Roncalli was elected Pope in 1958 and in four-and-a-half years transformed the Roman Catholic Church. He summoned the Second Vatican Council and put in hand a major revision of the Code of Canon Law. By his personality, teaching and initiatives with world leaders, he gave the papacy a new image and set before the Catholic Church a new version of its mission to the world. This is an abridged version of the original biography.
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Hebblethwaite has combined superlative research with the ability to arrive at a judicious assessment of an issue. This is a work in which the broad lines of John's life and those of the other...Read more
Hebblethwaite has combined superlative research with the ability to arrive at a judicious assessment of an issue. This is a work in which the broad lines of John's life and those of the other dramatis personae are continually illuminated by telling details and incidents. At the same time the author gives considerable freedom to his sense of humour. His capacity for standing back and smiling at his subjects-a very English quality in a biography-is one of the book's great strengths. In the end Hebblethwaite's achievement is to bring back to us a powerful sense of Pope John's personality and his views on some of the most pressing issues of our time. Once again Angelo Roncalli's voice can be heard, proclaiming a preferential option for the poor, defending the need for scholarly freedom and the courageous pursuit of truth, and denouncing the enormous evil of the arms race, whatever its specious justifications. Defunctus adhuc loquitur-he has died, but is still speaking to us." Philip Esler in National Outlook
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