RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 33817631 LA English T1 John Paul II : the encyclicals in everyday language A1 Catholic Church., Pope (1978-2005 : John Paul II), John Paul, Donders, Joseph G., PB Orbis Books PP Maryknoll, N.Y. YR 1996 SN 1570750513 9781570750519 AB Carrying the highest level of authority, the encyclicals are Pope John Paul II's most important teaching statements, tackling the urgent questions of our times. Now, in John Paul II: The Encyclicals in Everyday Language, Joseph Donders has brought together all of Pope John Paul II's encyclicals in the first complete edition designed with the ordinary lay reader in mind. Father Donders puts the central message of each passage in sense lines that display the core of each text in an abbreviated format. This enables the reader to grasp the Pope's meaning easily. The texts of John Paul II: The Encyclicals in Everyday Language open the door to the heart and mind of this spiritual leader of hundreds of millions, revealing the depth and breadth of his thought. It is an ideal resource for personal study, classes and discussion groups, and for all who seek to understand his impact.