The Legacy of John Paul II

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The Legacy of John Paul II

  • Associate Professor of History, Kean University
6 Lectures (3 Discs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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John Paul II was truly a pope for the ages, and now Pope Francis has honored him as a saint of the Catholic Church. Embark on this fascinating journey through his life and legacy today. 

The Legacy of John Paul II takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at the pope’s life, powerful writings, and ideas of faith, both specifically for Roman Catholicism and the world at large. The first non-Italian pope in hundreds of years, John Paul II was also the first truly global pope, capturing the hearts of the faithful worldwide during his long reign. 

In these lectures, you will focus on the most powerful and enduring themes of John Paul II’s papacy. After reviewing his early life, you will place him within the history of the papacy. You will then explore how his teaching, his preaching, and the way he balanced faith and reason changed the Church. 

You will also explore John Paul II’s groundbreaking relationship with Judaism, looking at the ways he promoted interreligious dialogue and spiritual friendship with our Jewish brothers and sisters. 

In light of Pope John Paul II’s canonization, this insightful course will help you understand the key aspects of his remarkable life, faith, and works.

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Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • A Large Life, a Larger than Life Papacy
  • A Pope among Popes
  • The Teacher and Preacher
  • Asking God for Forgiveness: The Critical Key
  • A Pope for the Jews
  • The Pope of Saints—and a Sainted Pope
About Your Presenter

Dr. Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D., is an award-winning historian and Professor of History at Kean University in New Jersey. He received a Ph.D. in History from Fordham University. He is the author of ten books and the co-editor of six others; his writing has been honored by the American Catholic Historical Association and the Catholic Press Association. A frequent public speaker and media commentator on Church history and contemporary Catholicism, he has appeared on the History and Travel channels, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and other radio and television stations. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant and is on the Fulbright Specialist Roster.

Dr. Bellitto’s books include Ageless Wisdom: Lifetime Lessons from the Bible (Paulist Press, 2016), 101 Questions and Answers on Popes and the Papacy (Paulist Press, 2008), The Living Church and Church History 101 (Liguori Publications, 2011, 2008), and the companion volumes Renewing Christianity: A History of Church Reform from Day One to Vatican II and The General Councils: A History of the 21 Church Councils from Nicaea to Vatican II (Paulist Press,...

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