With the addition of John Pauls final encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia (""The Church of the Eucharist"") what has been a popular book in its first two editions now becomes an indispensable reference. Joseph Donders has rendered John Paul IIs complex thought into a form that non-theologians can appreciate. Whether for group study or individual reading, John Paul II: The Encyclicals in Everyday Language offers clergy, religious, and lay readers the opportunity to explore and understand John Pauls wide-ranging legacy to the Church.
In his new Epilogue, Donders reflects on the legacy of this extraordinary figure whose recent passing was marked and mourned by millions, Christian and non-Christian alike.
Joseph G. Donders, is professor emeritus of mission and cross-cultural studies at the Washington Theological Union in Washington, DC. Having served for many years in Africa, Donders continues to lecture and teach worldwide. His books include Jesus the Stranger.