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Weigel, George 1951-

Works: 200 works in 647 publications in 4 languages and 19,110 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Popular works  Church history  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Autobiographies  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction, Speaker
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Most widely held works by George Weigel
Witness to hope : the biography of Pope John Paul II by George Weigel( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 2,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life and faith of Pope John Paul II
The final revolution : the resistance church and the collapse of communism by George Weigel( )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collapse of communism in central and eastern Europe--the Revolution of 1989--was a singularly stunning event in a century already known for the unexpected. How did people divided for two generations by an Iron Curtain come so suddenly to dance together atop the Berlin Wall? Why did people who had once seemed resigned to their fate suddenly take their future into their own hands? Some analysts have explained the Revolution in economic terms, arguing that the Warsaw Pact countries could no longer compete with the West. But as George Weigel argues in this thought-provoking volume, people don't put their lives, and their children's futures, in harm's way simply for better cars, refrigerators, and TVs. Something else--something more--had to happen behind the iron curtain before the Wall came tumbling down. In The Final Revolution, Weigel argues that that "something" was a revolution of conscience. The human turn to the good, to the truly human, and, ultimately, to God, was the key to the political Revolution of 1989. Weigel provides an in-depth exploration of how the Catholic Church shaped the moral revolution inside the political revolution. Drawing on extensive interviews with key leaders of the human rights and resistance movements, he opens a unique window into the soul of the Revolution and into the hearts and minds of those who shaped this stirring vindication of the human spirit. Weigel also examines the central role played by Pope John Paul II in confronting what V'aclav Havel called communism's "culture of the lie," and he suggests what the future role of the Church might be in consolidating democracy in the countries of the old Warsaw Pact. The "final revolution" is not the end of history, Weigel concludes. It is the human quest for a freedom that truly satisfies the deepest yearnings of the human heart. The Final Revolution illustrates how that quest changed the face of the twentieth century and redefined world politics in the year of miracles, 1989
The courage to be Catholic : crisis, reform, and the future of the Church by George Weigel( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weigel situates the current crisis of sexual abuse and episcopal malfeasance in the context of recent Catholic history. He analyzes the Church's failure to embrace the great spiritual promise of Vatican II, resulting in the gradual but steady surrender to contemporary culture he dubs "Catholic Lite." He exposes the patterns of dissent and self-deception that became entrenched in seminaries, among priests, and, ultimately, among the bishops who failed their flocks by thinking like managers instead of apostles. Weigel also reminds us that every major crisis in the Church's past has led to reform and renewal when the people, priests and bishops of the Church had the courage to be Catholic: the courage to reach back to Catholicism's deepest spiritual roots. He lays out a challenging agenda for genuine reform.--From publisher description
The cube and the cathedral : Europe, America, and politics without God by George Weigel( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that Europe's separation of religion from politics has led to its decline and that religion, instead of being suspect, should be viewed in the U.S. and Europe as an ally of human rights and freedom
God's choice : Pope Benedict XVI and the future of the Catholic Church by George Weigel( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When John Paul II lapsed into illness for the last time, people flocked from all over the world to pray. He had become a father figure to millions, who now felt orphaned. After more than 26 years of his guidance, the Catholic Church is entering a new age, with its bedrock traditions intact but with pressing questions to address in a rapidly changing world. Beginning with the story of John Paul's final months, this book offers an inside account of the conclave that produced Benedict XVI. Vatican correspondent Weigel also surveys the current state of the Church around the world: its thriving populations in Africa, Latin America, and parts of the post-communist world; its collapse in western Europe; its continued struggles in Asia; and the vibrancy of Catholic life in the United States, even as the Church in America struggles to overcome its recent experience of scandal.--From publisher description
The end and the beginning : Pope John Paul II : the struggle for freedom, the last years, the legacy by George Weigel( Book )

18 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weigel tells the dramatic story of Pope John Paul II's battle with communism, creating a landmark portrait of a man who left an indelible mark on the Catholic Church and changed the course of world history
Just war and the Gulf war by James Turner Johnson( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tranquillitas ordinis : the present failure and future promise of American Catholic thought on war and peace by George Weigel( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, Roman Catholic bishops and activists have been highly visible in the public debate over issues such as nuclear arms control and U.S. policy in Central America. Until now, however, the evolution of American Catholic thought on these questions has received little attention. This book is the first comprehensive critical analysis of American Catholic thought on war and peace. The author's purpose is to evaluate the post-Vatican II transformation of the Church's approach to war/peace issues and to point a wiser direction for its future development. The book begins with a survey of American Catholicism's rich and sophisticated heritage of moral reasoning on war, peace, and political community. In a major reinterpretation of American Catholic history, Weigel shows how the American Bishops' development of a theology of democracy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries enriched the Church's classic understanding of peace as political community. Weigel thus challenges the now-prominent idea that the U.S. Catholic bishops were not seriously involved in the war-peace debate until the last decade. A highlight of the book is its detailed intellectual portrait of John Courtney Murray, S.J., whom Weigel calls the finest political theorist ever produced by the American Church. Weigel then demonstrates how, over the past generation, American Catholic intellectuals and publicists began to abandon their heritage, and thereby impoverished the theological and political argument over war and peace, security and freedom. The book analyzes the ideas of seven key figures in the transformation of the American Catholic war/peace debate--Dorothy Day, Gordon Zahn, Thomas Merton, Daniel and Philip Berrigan, James Douglass, and J. Bryan Hehir--and critically explores the U.S. bishops' recent involvement with nuclear and Central American policy. Recovering and developing the classic American Catholic heritage, Weigel argues, is essential to creating a wiser theology and politics whose concern for both peace and freedom challenges realists and idealists alike
The truth of Catholicism : ten controversies explored by George Weigel( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a Catholic perspective on ten controversial questions, including discussion of the nature of prayer, the Catholic Church's view of other religions, and the nature of the moral life
Faith, reason, and the war against jihadism : a call to action by George Weigel( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manifesto urges all Americans to recognize and confront the religious convictions and passions that fuel Islamic jihadism, to understand its theological sources and ideological roots, and to take its global vision of the human future with the seriousness this challenge requires. The book offers fifteen prescriptions for meeting the threat of jihadist terrorism. On the far side is the brighter prospect of a world capable of genuine pluralism: a world in which freedom, while never free, is not in retreat, but is poised once again at the cutting edge of history, and is the foundation of peaceful society.--From publisher description
Evangelical Catholicism : deep reform in the 21st-Century church by George Weigel( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and French and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The curtain is rising on the Evangelical Catholicism of the third millennium. The Gospel-centered Evangelical Catholicism of the future will send all the people of the Church into mission territory every day, and Weigel proposes a deepening of faith-based and mission-driven Catholic reform that touches every facet of Catholic life. Mediocrity is not an option, and all Catholics, no matter what their station in life, are called to live the evangelical vocation into which they were baptized: without compromise, but with the joy, courage, and confidence that comes from living this side of the Resurrection
Against the grain : Christianity and democracy, war and peace by George Weigel( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cutting against the grain of conventional wisdom, New York Times bestseller, George Weigel, offers a compelling look at the ways in which Catholic social teaching sheds light on the challenges of peace, the problem of pluralism, the quest for human rights, and the defense of liberty. In this major contribution one of America's most prominent intellectuals offers a meticulous analysis of the foundations of the free society as he makes a powerful case for the role of moral reasoning in meeting the threats to human dignity posed by debonair nihilism, jihadist violence, and the brave new world of manufactured men and women
A New worldly order : John Paul II and human freedom( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggle. A condensation of Centesimus Annus, accompanied by the pope's own public comments on it, starts off this stimulating collection. Twenty-three essays follow, by Catholics and non-Catholics, Americans and Europeans, political theorists, theologians, social scientists, lawyers, and journalists. They show a wide variety of reactions--positive and negative--to John Paul's vision of a new worldly order
American interests, American purpose : moral reasoning and U.S. foreign policy by George Weigel( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idealism without illusions by George Weigel( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subtitle on cover: "U.S. foreign policy in the 1990s." Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-241) and index
Catholicism and the renewal of American democracy by George Weigel( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Catholicism and the Renewal of American Democracy, George Weigel clearly describes the erosion of the center in the American democracy and the disjointed and divisive politics of our contemporary situation. Throughout the book, one finds a hope that, despite the apparent decline of American democracy, the time is right for Catholicism to be viewed as a source of insight, virtue, and leadership. Weigel is faithful to his religious tradition, yet he is willing to see in the present chaos an opportunity for the constructive transformation of both the Catholic tradition and American democracy. He urges believers to seize this "Catholic moment55 and take an active role in society. -- From (Oct. 11, 2014)
Roman pilgrimage : the station churches by George Weigel( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theologian and papal biographer George Weigel, art historian Elizabeth Lev, and photographer Stephen Weigel explore the annual Lenten pilgrimage to dozens of Rome's most striking churches, which for many faithful is a sacred tradition dating back almost two millennia, to the earliest days of Christianity. Along this historic spiritual pathway, today's pilgrims confront the mysteries of the Christian faith through a program of biblical and early Christian readings amplified by some of the greatest art and architecture of Western civilization
A Century of Catholic social thought : essays on Rerum novarum and nine other key documents( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pope Leo XIII's 18891 encyclical "Rerum novarum" launched a century of reflection and argument on the Catholic Church's vision of the just society and international order. The centenary of this encyclical provides an opportunity to review the contributions the Church has made to the ongoing public debate over the pursuit of peace, freedom, security and prosperity. It is a lso a fitting time to assess the Church's ability to guide both its followers and the wider public on a host of contemporary issues. This collection of essays offers the views of ten commentators on the key documents of the Church's modern social doctrine. It also features a foreword by a renowned theologian, Richard John Neuhaus, and an ecumenical afterword by the Very Reverend Leonid Kishkovsky, president of the National Council of Churches
Freedom and its discontents : Catholicism confronts modernity by George Weigel( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on issues in the modern Catholic debate over freedom ; includes the issues of authoritarianism/and authoritative church ; the dialgue with modern science and the humanities/ancient religious tradition ; a hierarchical church/religious freedom and democratic revolution in world politics ; the war/peace debate ; religious freedom as the first human right ; and the religious argument over the American economy
Being Christian today : an American conversation( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark A. Noll, Max L. Stackhouse, and George Weigel set the stage for an interdenominational conversation by exploring the current social-ethical situation in America from the evangelical Protestant, ecumenical Protestant, and Roman Catholic points of view. Other contributors - Carl E. Braaten, Jean Bethke Elshtain, J. Bryan Hehir, Christa R. Klein, Michael Novak, and Glenn Tinder - tackle some of the most controversial questions involving religion and public life today
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Witness to hope : the biography of Pope John Paul II
The final revolution : the resistance church and the collapse of communismThe courage to be Catholic : crisis, reform, and the future of the ChurchThe cube and the cathedral : Europe, America, and politics without GodGod's choice : Pope Benedict XVI and the future of the Catholic ChurchThe end and the beginning : Pope John Paul II : the struggle for freedom, the last years, the legacyThe truth of Catholicism : ten controversies exploredFaith, reason, and the war against jihadism : a call to actionAgainst the grain : Christianity and democracy, war and peace
Alternative Names
George Weigel American writer

George Weigel americký spisovatel

George Weigel Amerikaans theoloog

George Weigel écrivain américain

George Weigel escritor estadounidense

George Weigel filosofo e scrittore statunitense

Vīgel, Jorj

Weigel, George

Weigel, George S.

Weigel, George S. 1951-

Вейгел, Джордж 1951-

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