The Great Reformer

Author: Austen Ivereigh

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627791582

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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A biography of Pope Francis that describes how this revolutionary thinker will use the power of his position to challenge and redirect one of the world's most formidable religions An expansive and deeply contextual work, at its heart The Great Reformer is about the intersection of faith and politics--the tension between the pope's innovative vision for the Church and the obstacles he faces in an institution still strongly defined by its conservative past. Based on extensive interviews in Argentina and years of study of the Catholic Church, Ivereigh tells the story not only of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the remarkable man whose background and total commitment to the discernment of God's will transformed him into Pope Francis--but the story of why the Catholic Church chose him as their leader. With the Francis Revolution just beginning, this biography will provide never-before-explained context on how one man's ambitious program began--and how it will likely end--through an investigation of Francis's youth growing up in Buenos Aires and the dramatic events during the Perón era that shaped his beliefs; his ongoing conflicts and disillusionment with the ensuing doctrines of an authoritarian and militaristic government in the 1970s; how his Jesuit training in Argentina and Chile gave him a unique understanding and advocacy for a "Church of the Poor"; and his rise from Cardinal to the papacy.

The Great Reformer

Author: Austen Ivereigh

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1925575535

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Since his surprise appointment in March 2013, Pope Francis has emerged as the most talked-about and most revolutionary pope in living memory. He has become a subject of fascination, conversation, and headlines not only to the 1.2 billion Catholics in the world, but to virtually everyone. This biography of Pope Francis describes how this revolutionary thinker became who he is, and how he will use the power of his position to challenge and redirect one of the world's most formidable religions. Drawing on extensive interviews in Argentina and other countries and now featuring an updated epilogue, The Great Reformer traces the roots of his papacy in Francis's childhood in Buenos Aires, in his Jesuit training, and in the dramatic events during the Pern era and the military government in Argentina in the 1970s. It shows how these experiences have shaped his beliefs, and with his commitment to the discernment of God's will, enabled him to challenge and redirect the Church. Pope Francis was elected in the midst of one of the biggest crises in the Church in modern times. This is the story of a true radical who is transforming the Church by restoring what it has lost.

The Great Reformer – Volume 1

Author: Dr. Basharat Ahmad

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1945227184

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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The Great Reformer is the English translation of Mujaddid-e-Azam, a comprehensive biography of the Mujjadid (Reformer in Islam) and Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad by a close associate and compatriot, Dr. Basharat Ahmad. This monumental research work published in Urdu in three volumes was translated into English in 2008 by Hamid Rahman, PhD. It is widely considered to be the most authentic and complete portrayal of the great and tireless service rendered to Islam by the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement. The first two volumes, published in 1939 and 1940 respectively, consist of the Founder's life history, and also contain synopsis of each of his major Urdu, Arabic and Persian works. The third volume deals with his Islamic philosophy, thoughts, exposition of Islamic concepts, defense of Islam in reply to non-Muslim critics, and his mission of carrying the message of Islam to the West.

Martin Luther

Author: John A. Morrison

Publisher: Christian Liberty Press

ISBN: 9781930092167

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 122

View: 805


This biography presents the leading aspects of the life of Luther. Includes a choice example of one of Luther's writings in the appendix.

The Pope

Author: Anthony McCarten

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241985498

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5959


On 28 February 2013, a 600-year-old tradition was shattered: Pope Benedict XVI made a startling announcement. He would resign. From the prize-winning screenwriter of The Theory of Everything and Darkest Hour, The Pope is a fascinating, revealing and often funny tale of two very different men whose destinies converge with each other and the wider world. How did these two men become two of the most powerful people on Earth? What does the future hold for the Catholic Church? What is it like to be the Pope? The Pope is a dual biography that masterfully combines these two popes' lives into one gripping narrative. From Benedict and Francis' experiences of war in their homelands - when they were still Joseph and Jorge - and the Church's sexual abuse scandal that shocked the world, to the smoke signals announcing the election of a new pope failing and Benedict's robes being too small, The Pope glitters with the lighter and the darker details of life inside one of the world's most opaque but significant institutions.

Journal of Moral Theology, Volume 6, Number 2

Author: Conor Hill,Kent Lasnoski,John Sikorski,Matthew Philipp Whelan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532636776

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 8415


New Wine, New Wineskins: Perspectives of Young Moral Theologians Edited by Conor Hill, Kent Lasnoski, Matthew Sherman, John Sikorski and Matthew Whelan Is New Wine, New Wineskins Still New? Reflecting on Wineskins after Seventeen Years Conor Hill, Kent Lasnoski, Matthew Sherman, John Sikorski and Matthew Whelan Before the Eucharist, a Familial Morality Arises Matthew Sherman The Works of Mercy: Francis and the Family Kevin Schemenauer Mercy Is A Person: Pope Francis and the Christological Turn in Moral Theology Alessandro Rovati Morality, Human Nature, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Joshua Evans Living the Mystery: Doctrine, Intellectual Disability, and Christian Imagination Medi Ann Volpe Towards a Conjugal Spirituality: Karol Wojtyla’s Vision of Marriage Before, During, and After Vatican II John Sikorski The Principle of Double Effect within Catholic Moral Theology: A Response to Two Criticisms of the Principle in Relation to Palliative Sedation Gina Maria Noia Is Aquinas’s Envy Pagan? Sheryl Overmyer Resisting the Less Important: Aquinas on Modesty John-Mark Miravalle Agere Contra: An “Ignatian Option” for Engagement with American Society and Culture Benjamin T. Peters Human or Person? On the Burial of Aborted Children Justin Menno Jesus is the Jubilee: A Theological Reflection on the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace’s Toward a Better Distribution of Land: The Challenge of Agrarian Reform Matthew Philipp Whelan Laudato Si’ on Non-Human Animals Anatoly Angelo R. Aseneta

Peace on Earth

Author: Edwin Jones

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498290620

Category: Religion

Page: 202

View: 6249


This book posits that it is not possible for a civilization to maintain a human and humane culture without the assistance of religion. Religion can be misused or abused into having a negative effect, but an authentic religion, when properly managed, is the only effective source of durable, common, and humane values throughout society. Religion's assertion of the existence of God--who alone provides the transcendent power--is the only logical basis for asserting and maintaining common values for all people, going far above and beyond the indiscriminate and multifarious opinions of diverse and imperfect human beings. Some people can maintain certain values, derived from their own consciences, but human history and psychoanalysis shows that the majority of people cannot sustain a whole culture or civilization from a purely utilitarian and materialistic basis. Human nature is imperfect and needs the help of a transcendent power to support its spiritual needs in a humane society and to create a culture or civilization that lasts.