Memory and Identity

Memory and Identity
Conversations at the Dawn of the Millennium
Pope John Paul II
Rizzoli, $19.95, 172 pp.

Of all the many documents produced by the Second Vatican Council, none systematically takes up the question of God. More precisely, though the documents refer again and again to God, and in Trinitarian terms, none is devoted to rethinking the church’s understanding of God and God’s relation to the world.

Here is what the late John Paul II says in Memory and Identity about the attempt on his life on May 13, 1981: “It was as if ‘...

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About the Author

Bernard G. Prusak is associate professor of philosophy and director of the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.