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Overview Counsels readers on how to draw on the beliefs and example of Pope John Paul II in order to lovingly change the world, in a call to action that addresses such topics as embracing marginalized populations and resolving differences.
Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, surveys the exciting and history-changing ideas of Pope John Paul II in A Civilization of Love. By popularizing not only John Paul's vision but also that of his successor, Benedict XVI, Anderson hopes to inspire Christians to work toward creating a civilization of love. In such a civilization every person is a child of God. We are all intrinsically valuable. The battle today is between the culture of death (where people are judged by their social or economic value) and the culture of life. Anderson pushes aside religious differences in order to spread a message of hope to those who are weary of the constant turmoil of modern society. While he does specifically challenge Christians to take an active role in their faith, you do not have to be a Christian to participate in the movement toward a civilization of love.
By embracing the culture of life and standing with those most marginalized and deemed "useless" or a "burden" on modern society, Christians can change the tone and direction of our culture. Anderson demonstrates that regardless of our differences, we can come together on the centrality of loving and caring for others. He brings a message of inclusion and hope in the midst of a clash of civilizations and provides a road map for helping Christians understand their role in the world.
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Commonweal - 03/13/2009 page 28
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.68" Height: 0.85" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2008
ISBN 0061335312 ISBN13 9780061335310
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More About Carl Anderson
CARL ANDERSON, "New York Times "bestselling author, is the chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the Knights of Columbus. He held various positions of the Executive Office of the President from 1983 to 1987, was a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and has taught at the Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Rome. FR. JOSE GRANADOS is assistant professor of patrology and sytematic theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
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excellent Jun 5, 2008
The 15 books were delivered ahead of schedule, well packed. The price was excellent. Could not have asked for a better transaction.
An eye opener May 27, 2008
The Supreme Knight writes a great book that is a must read for anyone in the Knights of Columbus. It is also insightful for anyone who is on the outside looking in that would like to understand more of what the Knights of Columbus stands for.
Civilization of Love by Carl Anderson May 25, 2008
I found the book to be well-researched and written, almost scholarly but highly readable. For all practicing Catholics and members of the Knights of Columbus, it's especially meaningful.
great book May 19, 2008
Everyone should read this book! The Knights of Columbus are a great organization and blessed to have such an inspirational leader paving the way for us all.
MORE THAN EVER..... May 15, 2008
The world needs to listen to this practical and inspirational message of love and hope for our civilization. Media, especially Hollywood, are leading us down the wrong path. We must abandon greed, violence, immorality and other hedonistic lifestyles and instead be inspired by values of love and peace. During Pope Benedict XVI's recent visit to America, he urged us, the leaders of the free world, to be role models for a revitalized nation of Love, Hope and Peace. Let us pray that we heed these words. This book gives us practical ideas of what real people can do to participate in this goal.