John Paul II's Legacy

Assessing His Legacy

The death of John Paul II, and the outpouring of affection and admiration it has brought forth from every corner of the globe, has reminded all of us what a remarkable individual he was and what a singular institution the papacy is. Commonweal asked six commentators, representing four faith traditions, to make a preliminary assessment of the significance of the late pope’s life, thought, and ministry.

Notre Dame theologian...

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About the Author

Terrence W. Tilley is chair of the Theology Department at Fordham University.