Item description for Pope John XXIII: Essential Writings (Modern Spiritual Masters) by Pope John XXIII & Jean Maalouf...
Overview The essential writings of one of the most beloved spiritual leaders of modern times. "It is not the Gospel that changes; it is we who begin to understand it better. . .The moment has arrived when we must recognize the signs of the times, seize the opportunity, and look far ahead." Pope John XXIII (1881-1963) was the "transitional" pope elected in 1958 who revolutionized the church by convening the Second Vatican Council. He set the tone for the Council by speaking of the need for "updating" or aggiornamento, "opening the windows" of the church, and responding to the "signs of the times." He signaled a new pastoral style of leadership, marked by love for the world, and a strong commitment to peace and social justice. At the time of his death in 1963 he was one of the most beloved leaders in the world. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2000.
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Studio: Orbis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2008
Publisher Orbis Books
Series Modern Spiritual Masters
ISBN 1570757615 ISBN13 9781570757617
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More About Pope John XXIII & Jean Maalouf
Among his many accomplishments and triumphs, Pope John XXIII (1881-1963) is celebrated for convening the Second Vatican Council, commonly regarded as the most important event in religious history since the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century.
Pope John XXIII was born in 1881 and died in 1963.