John Paul II
The Encyclicals in Everyday Language
by Joseph G. Donders, editors
New, Definitive Edition: Includes All Fourteen Encyclicals 3rd Edition
This new edition of the popular book provides the essence of the great Pope's theology, rendered in accessible English for ordinary readers.
The clearest and most readable way that anyone will encounter of presenting the encyclicals of this extraordinary Pope. - Michael Novak
Donders has performed a service to those ordinary readers who wish to appreciate the thought of this amazing Pontiff. - Catholic Library World
With the addition of John Paul's final encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia ("The Church of the Eucharist") what has been a popular book in its first two editions now becomes an indispensable reference. Joseph Donders has rendered John Paul II's complex thought into a form that non-theologians can appreciate. Whether for group study or individual reading, John Paul II: The Encyclicals in Everyday Language offers clergy, religious, and lay readers the opportunity to explore and understand John Paul's wide-ranging legacy to the Church.
In his new Epilogue, Donders reflects on the legacy of this extraordinary figure whose recent passing was marked and mourned by millions, Christian and non-Christian alike
.Joseph G. Donders, is professor emeritus of mission and cross-cultural studies at the Washington Theological Union in Washington, DC. Having served for many years in Africa, Donders continues to lecture and teach worldwide. His books include Jesus the Stranger.