Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 September 2003

288 Pages | 28 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195166644

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The Final Revolution

The Resistance Church and the Collapse of Communism

George Weigel

In The Final Revolution, George Weigel provides an in-depth exploration of how the Catholic Church shaped the moral revolution inside the political revolution of 1989. 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. He also examines the central role played by Pope John Paul II, 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.


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