John Paul II: Understanding His Life, Faith and Legacy
Date: April 2014
Duration: 2 hours 28 minutes
John Paul II was truly a pope for the ages. Join celebrated Church historian Christopher M. Bellitto as you embark on a fascinating journey through Saint John Paul II's life and legacy.
John Paul II: How to Understand His Life, Faith and Legacy 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 6 masterful audio 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.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.