John Paul II
By: Joseph G. Donders
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 (1929-2013) was a member of the Missionaries of Africa and served in Kenya for 15 years, teaching first at the seminary and then University of Nairobi where he also served as Chaplain. In 1984 he became the first director of the Africa Faith and Justice Network based in Washington, DC. He was professor of mission studies at The Washington Theological Union from 1988 until his retirement in 2010.