Redemptor hominis, 1979
Gift and Mystery, (New York: Image, 1999)
Joseph Ratzinger, My Beloved Predecessor (Boston: Pauline Press, 2007)
Selected speeches and homilies of Saint John Paul II
01 Poland – The Pope from a Distant Country
Gift and Mystery 1-40
My Beloved Predecessor 89-99
Pope John Paul II, Address to UNESCO, June 2, 1980. Man's Entire Humanity is Expressed in Culture
Weigel, George. "John Paul II and the Priority of Culture." First Things, no. 80 (1998): 19-25.
Buttiglione, Rocco. Karol Wojtyla : The Thought of the Man Who Became Pope John Paul II. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1997. Chapter 1.
02 Poetry and Theater – Beauty, a Profile of God
My Beloved Predecessor 47-54
Pope John Paul II, Letter to Artists, 1999
Pope John Paul II, Roman Triptych, 2003
Pope John Paul II, The Jeweler's Shop : A Meditation on the Sacrament of Matrimony Passing on Occasion into a Drama. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1992.
Daniel McInerny, The Actor, 2014
03 Philosophy – A Noble TaskMy Beloved Predecessor 47-54 Recommended:
04 Priesthood –Steward of the Mysteries of GodGift and Mystery 41-100 My Beloved Predecessor 77-87
05 Vatican II – A Gift of the Spirit to the Church
Gaudium et spes 22, 24 Pope John Paul II, Vatican II Was Spirit's Gift to the Church, February 27, 2000
06 What the new Pope Inherits
Redemptor hominis, §§1-6
07 Who is the Redeemer?
Redemptor hominis, §§7-8 Dulles, Avery. Chrsitology. In The Splendor of Faith : The Theological Vision of Pope John Paul Ii. Rev. and updated ed. New York: Crossroad Pub. Co., 2003.
08 Divine and Human Dimensions of Redemption
Redemptor hominis, §§9-10
09 The Church’s Mission and Human Freedom
Redemptor hominis, §§11-12 Dulles, Avery. "John Paul II and the Truth About Freedom." First Things 55, no. August-September (1995): 36-41.
10 Man is the Way of the Church
Redemptor hominis, §§13-14 Dulles, Avery Cardinal. "The Prophetic Humanism of John Paul II." In Church and Society: The Laurence J. Mcginley Lectures 1988-2007, 142-156. New York: Fordham University Press, 2008.
11 The Twentieth Century: Progress or Regress?
Redemptor hominis, §§15-16 Recommended: The Abolition of Man, chapter 3. Jacques Maritain, “Christian Humanism,” Range of Reason c. 14
12 Do We Have Rights? Conscience and Religion
Redemptor hominis, §17 John Paul II, “On The Value And Content Of Freedom Of Conscience And Of Religion,” Friday, 14 November 1980
13 Dynamic Restlessness and Man’s Supernatural Destiny
Redemptor hominis, §18
14 Prophet: Responsibility for Truth
Priest: Redeeming Action of the Sacraments
King: Christian Kingship and service
Redemptor hominis, §19, §20, §21
15 Mary and the New Evangelization
Redemptor hominis, §22 Gift and Mystery 27-31
16 Conclusion: Anticipating the Achievements of his Pontificate
My Beloved Predecessor 3-45