Item description for New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement: Jubilee Volume: The Wojtyla Years by Polly Vedder...
This preamble to the revised edition of the New Catholic Encyclopedia focuses on the pontificate of Pope John Paul II and on events in the last decades of the twentieth century. Promising the same scholarship and comprehensive coverage praised in the NCE, the Jubilee Volume is a registry of people and issues that shaped the Church in the period after the Second Vatican Council. Their importance lies in the influence they have had on shaping the future of the Church as it crosses the threshold from one millennium to the next.
The volume has two distinctive parts. The first is a series of interpretative essays that survey developments and analyze the principles that have determined church policy in the years of Pope John Paul's pontificate. They trace political and cultural influences that formed the outlook and values that Karol Wojtyla brought with him from Poland to Rome and to the world. Each of the authors focuses on a particular aspect: his personalist philosophy, approach to theology, social thought, implementation of Vatican II, and ecumenical concerns. The essays show that his vision and influence transcend theological issues and extend well beyond the institutional Church to basic human rights and family values, to the arts and science, to economics and geopolitics.
The second part of the volume follows the traditional encyclopedia format in reporting the hard data that one expects to find in a reference work: dates, place names, information about people, institutions, and events. A major section of this second part presents thumbnail sketches of hundreds of saints and beati declared by John Paul II.
Citations And Professional Reviews New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement: Jubilee Volume: The Wojtyla Years by Polly Vedder has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2007 page 66
Booklist - 03/01/2001 page 1323
Library Journal - 03/01/2001 page 74
Choice - 04/01/2001 page 1436
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 12
American Reference Bks Annual - 01/01/2002 page 584
Rec Ref Bks for Small/Med Libr - 01/01/2002 page 217
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2002 page 42
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 90
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Studio: The Catholic University of America/Gale Group
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.37" Width: 8.77" Height: 1.97" Weight: 4.7 lbs.
Release Date Oct 12, 2000
Publisher Gale Cengage
ISBN 078764787X ISBN13 9780787647872