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

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Pages   384
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 6.32" Height: 1.12"
Weight:   1.47 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 15, 1997
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  0802838480  
EAN  9780802838483  


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Written by Rocco Buttiglione, one of the Pope's 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 Wojtyla's works and of all relevant secondary literature, this English edition of Buttiglione's book provides a complete introduction to the Pope's philosophy and his original contribution to the philosophy of freedom. New to this English edition of Buttiglione's 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 Pope's thought published between 1982 and 1996.

Publishers Description
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 world's 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 Pope's background or the philosophy behind his thinking. Written by Rocco Buttiglione, one of the Pope's 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 Wojtyla's works and of all relevant secondary literature, this English edition of Buttiglione's book provides a complete introduction to the Pope's 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 Pope's central philosophical and theological conceptions--human love and the acting person. The closing chapters look at Wojtyla's 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 Buttiglione's 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 Pope's thought published between 1982 and 1996.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
For University Trained Philosophers  Sep 30, 2005
This is an excellent scholarly treatment of Pope John-Paul II's
thinking and worldview. The only drawback is the book is written at a "16" reading level, meaning you must have graduated from college with a major in philosophy. Therefore, I recommend the author's other book on the same subject written for non-college graduates. I gave it two stars because the author and publisher did not make this clear on the book jacket - - in order to sell books, of course - - and they only printed the other edition after having received a lot of flack from critics and book stores, which had too many returned because buyers could not understand the material. In my opinion, this should have been a college textbook and not released to the general public; however,as is often the case,greed rules the book market.
 
A guide to an insight of a great philosopher's mind  Dec 16, 2003
This book will guide you through Wojtyla's thought. Be aware that this is not a substitute to Wojtyla's own writings. However, this book gives you a philosophical perspective into his writings thus, if you don't have the basic philosophical knowledge, it will be hard to read.For example, it takes me a couple of times to read the same chapter before it clicks. If you are strong in your philosophical background you will have no problem reading Buttiglione's book. Regardless, if you are not familiar with thinkers such as Wittgenstein or Sartre, please still get this book. You'll get to know-the latter mentioned philosophers thinking and actually appreciate even more why Wojtyla is a great contemporary philosopher. I highly recommend this book if you want to know more about one of philosophy's greatest contributions since Descartes' cogito ergo sum.
 
Good but a hard read.  Dec 19, 2001
The book is hard to understand not only in philosophical thought but also some polish history would help.
As a casual reader I found the book to be more of a task then I wanted.
A challenge is good if you have the patience for the subject mater. I rated the book high because it was well written and informative but a little over my head. I simply didn't have the back round knowledge I needed to get full understanding.
There are other books on Pope John Paul 2 that would be more beneficial for the causal reader.
 
A major philosopher  Dec 13, 2001
The reader seeking to understand the thinking of Pope John Paul II will find no better introduction than this remarkable book. Buttiglione is a major philosopher in his own right--as if evident from his careful discussions of Adorno, Sartre, Marx, and other thinkers he brings into dialogue with Wojtyla. Highly recommended.
 
great intro to the Wojtyla's thought  Nov 25, 1998
Buttiglione, like Wojtyla, is not an easy read. His book, however, is very valuable in that through it one can start the process of understanding the pope's previous thought. Buttiglione does not deal with Wojtyla as Pope John Paul II; as he explains this requires an interpretation in the light of the church's whole history. Along with a high recommendation of this text, a warning is in order: it does require philosophical training to understand. However, one must begin somewhere and Buttiglione is a worthy starting place.
 

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