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The Papal Encyclicals: In Their Historical Context
The Papal Encyclicals In Their Historical Context Author:Anne Fremantle From the First Epistle of St. Peter to "Mater et Magistra" and "Pacem in Terris" of John XXIII, a comprehensive historical view of the pronouncements of the Catholic church. — Here, assembled in one volume, are the main pronouncements of the popes on the moral law as delivered to the Church in the letters called papal encyclicals. — Describing the... more » times and conditions prompting each letter in its historical sequence, this unique work contains the statements of the popes on such vital matters as the distinctions between spiritual and temporal authority, the sacraments, communism, fascism, labor, and the problems of world peace.
The introduction to The Papal Encyclicals was written by Gustav Weigel, S.J., Doctor of Sacred Theology of the Gregorian University at Rome, and Professor of Ecclesiology at the Jesuit Theological Faculty, Woodstock College, Maryland.
Anne Fremantle is a former associate editor of Commonweal, an editor of the Catholic Book Club, an associate professor at Fordham University, and the author of numerous books, reviews, and articles.« less