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Avery Cardinal Dulles

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780823228621

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823228621.001.0001

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The Prophetic Humanism of John Paul II

The Prophetic Humanism of John Paul II

September 28, 1993

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(p.142) 11 The Prophetic Humanism of John Paul II
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Church and Society
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Avery Cardinal Dulles

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823228621.003.0011

This chapter looks into the prophetic humanism of Pope John Paul II, looking at his books and articles published under the name of Karol Wojtyla. Humanism implies a high esteem for the human as having intrinsic value. It discusses the Pope's concepts of human dignity, the family, cultural order, economic order, political order, and the role of the Church. The defense of the dignity of the human person and the promotion of human rights stand at the very center of the pope's program. The discussion holds that like most prophets, he senses that he is faced with enormous opposition and that his is perhaps a lonely voice. He is not afraid to confront others in his struggle to salvage human dignity.

Keywords:   humanism, prophet, Karol Wojtyla, John Paul II, human dignity, family

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