Pope Francis

Author: Richard Worth

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766073297

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 1902

The very first New World pope hails from Argentina and is bringing the people’s plight into the public eye. Vocalizing his views on many social issues, Pope Francis is a new pope for a new generation of Catholics. Through details about his life and missions, photos, and direct quotations from the Holy Father, readers will learn why Pope Francis is an influential Latino.

Understanding Pope Francis

Author: Joseph R. Blaney

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1793651620

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

View: 7367

Understanding Pope Francis analyzes the message, audience, and channel considerations in addresses, encyclicals, and media coverage related to Pope Francis. As a classic example of an "open text" subject to wildly divergent interpretations, the chapters advance communication theory and religious communication writ large.

Pope Francis

Author: Michael Collins

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241240352

Category: Religion

Page: 258

View: 4189

Pope Francis: A Celebration in Pictures is a lavishly illustrated celebration of the day-to-day life of the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics across the world. This book combines the superlative images of Studio Felici, the Pope's official photographers, with the text of former Vatican employee Father Michael Collins, who brings his insight and insider knowledge of the workings of the papacy and the Holy City to the page. An unrivalled reference and gift purchase, Pope Francis will appeal to anyone interested in history and religion.

The Rhetoric of Pope Francis

Author: Christopher J. Oldenburg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498572375

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 6114

This book provides an extensive rhetorical analysis of Pope Francis’s visual, spatial, tactile, written, and oral discourse. It reveals how the interrelated topoi of illness, space, mercy, and conversion converge to articulate Francis’s vision for the Church.

Pope Francis

Author: Sarah Machajewski

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1622754476

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1856

As leader of the Roman Catholic Church, the pope is the most visible spiritual leader in the world. The first non-European leader of the church in more than 1,200 years, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope in 2013. Taking the name Francis, the new pope has captivated the world with messages of justice, tolerance, and concern for the poor. This accessible biography tells Pope Francis’s life story, tracing his path to this important role in the church and on the world stage. It discusses his compassionate acts and efforts to bring about change, which have created excitement about the church’s future.

Pope Francis

Author: Massimo Faggioli

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 1587684152


Page: 104

View: 9990

Pope Francis, Conscience of the World

Author: John Raymaker,Gerald Grudzen

Publisher: Hamilton Books

ISBN: 0761871934

Category: Religion

Page: 152

View: 1535

Why is it that Pope Francis is admired by so many? What gives him the uncanny ability to speak with young people in language familiar to them? In this book, John Raymaker and Gerry Gruzden explore the life and writings of Pope Francis which have a prophetic, visionary ability to speak to important issues of the day. The authors evaluate how Pope Francis’ encounters with religious leaders of other faiths have broken new ground to help unite mankind. They reach back into Christian history to explore the teachings of such Catholic mystics as Thomas Merton while also delving into the beliefs of Islamic and Buddhist mystics to demonstrate how well the pope is in touch with a spirituality that can speak to those seeking the truth. In its final chapters, the book examines how the pope endorses the work of Christians who live their faith in small Christian communities and reveals how such communities can strengthen parish life in various parts of the world. Like St. Francis, his namesake, and like Teilhard de Chardin before him, the pope has an appropriate vision to rebuild God’s Church in a transitional age. His writings have focused on caring for the earth and preaching the good news of the gospels in a way that and allows him to reach young people in need of joy as they face an uncertain future. He is the Conscience of the World.

Reflections on Pope Francis's Encyclical, Laudato si'

Author: John Arthur Orr,Harry Schnitker,Mary Mills SHCJ

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527551504

Category: Religion

Page: 225

View: 5766

This volume represents a collection of essays by emerging and well-established Catholic scholars on Laudato si’, Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment. All contributors are connected with the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham, the only Vatican approved Higher Institute of Religious Sciences in the English-speaking world. When it appeared, Laudato si’ was widely welcomed by many, and strongly criticised by others. All agreed that the encyclical was an important voice in the environmental debate. As this book suggests, however, Laudato si’ is more than an encyclical on the environment: it is a thorough examination of the human condition in the early twenty-first century. Essays in this volume focus on the philosophical, textual, ecological, anthropological and theological aspects of Laudato si’, place it in a specific history of ideas, and contemplate its meaning for the modern world. Laudato si’ has been widely discussed in religious and secular circles alike, and this book will enhance the understanding of the text for both.

The Roots of Pope Francis's Social and Political Thought

Author: Thomas R. Rourke

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442272724

Category: Religion

Page: 230

View: 3567

In The Roots of Pope Francis’s Social and Political Thought Thomas R. Rourke traces the development of Pope Francis’s thinking from his time as a Jesuit provincial through today. Meticulously researched, the book draws on decades of previously untranslated writings from Father Jorge Bergoglio, SJ, who went on to become archbishop and cardinal; this volume also references his recent writings as pope. The book explores the deepest roots of Pope Francis’s thinking, beginning with the experience of the Jesuit missions in Argentina (1500s – 1700s), showing how both the success and tragedy of the missions profoundly formed his social and political views. Subsequent chapters explore influences from the Second Vatican Council through today regarding culture, politics, and economics. In Pope Francis’s understanding, there is a perpetual tension between the attempts to redeem the social order through the Gospel and the never-ending attempts to dominate peoples and their lands through a variety of imperial projects that come from the powerful. What emerges is a profoundly Christian approach to the social, political, and economic problems of our time. The Pope is portrayed as an original thinker, independent of ideological currents, rooted in the Gospels and the tradition of Catholic social thought. In a time of division and violence, the writings of Pope Francis often point to the path of peace and justice.

Pope Francis, Politics and the Mabanta Boy

Author: Sheka Tarawalie

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789018153

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 1158

Pope Francis, Politics and the Mabanta Boy is Sheka Tarawalie’s autobiography tracing his early life in Sierra Leone, through imprisonment and being declared a ‘wanted man’, before his exile to the UK. The book also remembers his political appointment. Working through continual conflict and confrontation with his government colleagues and the President who appointed him, Sheka still managed to be within the system for several years and at the same time make landmark inputs. In addition – while recounting the circumstances of his meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican in his official capacity – Sheka delves into the history of the Church, the powers of the Pope, the child sex abuse scandals – even the historical ‘sins’ of the Crusades, the Transatlantic slave trade and the sale of indulgences which led to the Reformation. A book that is likely to stir debate, Pope Francis, Politics and the Mabanta Boy goes on to confront the many delicate issues around contemporary Islamic fundamentalism, Al Qaeda and Islamic State.