Pope Francis and the Event of Encounter

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John C. Cavadini, Donald Wallenfang
Global Perspectives on the New Evangelization
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Pickwick Publications
    , January
     310 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Claudia Giampietro forthcoming.


Since being elected to the Chair of St. Peter on March 13, 2013, Pope Francis has given unique shape to the meaning of the new evangelization. With his emphasis on the concept of encounter, and his stunning expression of pastoral ministry in Evangelii gaudium, the present pontiff has breathed new life into the Christian vocation to evangelize. This book brings together the voices of fifteen American Catholic scholars around the theme of Pope Francis and the Event of Encounter. Inaugurating the new series, Global Perspectives on the New Evangelization, this book incorporates a variety of approaches and questions in order to amplify the theology behind the pontificate of Pope Francis and the most recent developments in the new evangelization. Among the topics treated in the book are mercy, ecology, doctrine, culture, and the life and ministry of Jorge Mario Bergoglio. The reader will be delighted with an array of perspectives that promise to give inspiration for embarking on further frontiers of the new evangelization.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

John C. Cavadini is Professor of Theology, former Chair of the Department of Theology, and Director of the Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame.

Donald Wallenfang is a Secular Discalced Carmelite and Associate Professor of Theology at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. He is the author of Human and Divine Being: A Study on the Theological Anthropology of Edith Stein and Dialectical Anatomy of the Eucharist: An Etude in Phenomenology (Cascade, 2017).

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