Religion Booknotes

Universal Father

A Life of John Paul II

Gary O’Connor

Bloomsbury, $24.95, 448 pp.

Published shortly before Pope John Paul II’s death, Universal Father is one of a raft of biographies of Karol Wojtyla. The most notable of the bunch is George Weigel’s Witness to Hope (HarperCollins), which had the advantage of both...

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About the Author

Lawrence Cunningham is John O'Brien professor of Theology (Emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame.