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Memory and Identity : Personal reflections

Memory and Identity : Personal reflections

Author: John Paul II
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A remarkable autobiographical meditation by His Holiness Pope John Paul II, addressing particularly the effect of 20th-century totalitarianism on His beliefs.
In Memory and Identity: Personal Reflections, the Holy Father covers some of the great subjects of our time, particularly the twentieth-century totalitarian ideologies of Communism and Nazism, while answering the most important questions of our life as believers and as citizens of the world. It is an extraordinary message of peace and hope in the salvation of man. It is an historical and philosophical meditation on the use of freedom and its limits, as well as on the ideas of homeland and nation and on the Christian roots of Europe. John Paul II warmly invites modern men to use their freedom 'not only as a gift but as a task', aiming for the common good, and warns them about the danger of the new forms of atheism, consumerism and materialism, responsible for authentic 'ravages of consciences'. Memory and Identity, is an emphatic appeal for dialogue between the world's civilisations and religions, a call to all the sons of Abraham, a man who 'had faith and hoped against all hopes'. The book covers the most important historical events of the twentieth century, answering all the great questions of modern life and examining the relationship between civilisation and the world's religions.

About the Author:
Born Karol Wojtyla in 1920, His Holiness Pope John Paul II was ordained a priest in 1947. He was created a cardinal in 1967 and became Pope on 16th October 1978.
ersonal Reflections, the Holy Father covers some of the great subjects of our time, particularly the twentieth-century totalitarian ideologies of Communism and Nazism, while answering the most important questions of our life as believers and as citizens of the world. It is an extraordinary message of peace and hope in the salvation of man. It is an historical and philosophical meditation on the use of freedom and its limits, as well as on the ideas of homeland and nation and on the Christian roots of Europe. John Paul II warmly invites modern men to use their freedom 'not only as a gift but as a task', aiming for the common good, and warns them about the danger of the new forms of atheism, consumerism and materialism, responsible for authentic 'ravages of consciences'. Memory and Identity, is an emphatic appeal for dialogue between the world's civilisations and religions, a call to all the sons of Abraham, a man who 'had faith and hoped against all hopes'. The book covers the most important historical events of the twentieth century, answering all the great questions of modern life and examining the relationship between civilisation and the world's religions.

About the Author:
Born Karol Wojtyla in 1920, His Holiness Pope John Paul II was ordained a priest in 1947. He was created a cardinal in 1967 and became Pope on 16th October 1978. FIRST PUBLISHED 2005.
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