The Truth Will Make You Free

The New Evangelization in a Secular Age, A Study in Development

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Robert F. Leavitt
  • Collegeville, MN: 
    Liturgical Press
    , November
     310 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Yuen Yung Sherry Chan forthcoming.


The available literature on the new evangelization is wide-ranging and focused on issues of ecclesial renewal. In The Truth Will Make You Free, Fr. Robert Leavitt adopts a different approach to the subject. From Paul VI until Pope Francis, the nature and challenges of modern secularism have become a recurring factor in the agenda of the new evangelization, yet often without historical perspective and philosophical balance. Few popular works bother to examine in such depth and scope, as this book does, what the history, nature, and implications of the secular age are for revitalizing ministry in an age of optional belief. Written for the interested layperson, seminarian, theology student, and pastor, The Truth Will Make You Free is an indispensable catechism for rethinking our understanding of the secular world in proclaiming the Gospel of Christ.

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

Robert F. Leavitt is the France-Merrick University Professor of Theology at St. Mary's Seminary and University.

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