History-Biography-Spirituality

The personal biography of Pope John Paul II is an interesting element that exercised an influence on his theology throughout his Pontificate. The articles and books listed under this category reflect on the personal life of Pope John Paul II, his experience and spirituality.

Accattoli, Luigi. Io ho Avuto Paura a Ricevere Questa Nomina. Torino: Società Editrice Internazionale, 1993.

Actes et Documents du Saint Siège relatifs à la seconde guerre mondiale, II, La Sainte Siège et la situation religieuse en Polonge et dans les pays baltes. 2 Vols. Rome: Vatican Press, 1967.

Andreotti, Giulio. Ad ogni morte di Papa. Milan: Rizzoli, 1980.

Andrews, T. The Polish National Catholic Church in America and Poland. London: SPCK, 1953.

Annuario Pontifico 1994. Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1994.

Arias, Juan. El Enigma Wojtyla. Madrid: Ediciones El Pais, 1985.

-----. L'enigma Wojtyla. Rome: Borla, 1986.

Ash, Timothy Garton. Polish Revolution: Solidarity. New York: Scribners, 1983.

-----. The Magic Lantern. New York: Random House, 1990.

-----. The Uses of Adversity. New York: Vintage, 1990.

-----. We, the People. Cambridge: Granta Books, 1990.

Ascherson, Neal. The Struggles for Poland. London: M. Joseph, 1987.

Asherson, Newl. The Polish August: The Self-Limiting Revolution. New York: Viking Press, 1982.

Baker, K., "John Paul II in the United States of America." Homiletic and Pastoral Review 80 (January 1980): 21-27.

Bergonzoni, Luciano. Emilia Kaczorowska in Wojtyla. Edizioni Carroccio, Vigodarzere, 1998.

-----. Edmondo Wojtyla. Padova: Centro Editoriale Cattolico Carroccio, 1992.

Bernstein, Carl and Marco Politi. His Holiness. New York: Doubleday, 1996.

Blazynski, George. John Paul II: A Man From Krakow. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1979.

-----. Pope John Paul II: A Biography. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, and New York: William Morrow, 1979.

Briggs, Kenneth. Holy Siege: The Year That Shook Catholic America. San Francisco: Harper San-Francisco, 1992.

Brumberg, Abraham, ed. Poland: Genesis of a Revolution. New York: Random House, 1983.

Cannon, Lou. President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1991.

Chelini, Jean. La vita quotidiana in Vaticano sotto Giovanni Paolo II. Milan: Rizzoli, 1986.

Comas, José. Polonia y Solidaridad. Madrid: Ediciones El País, 1985.

Conway, Ronald. "Papal Obsessions." World Press Review (December 1993): 45.

Cooney, John. The American Pope: The Life and Times of Francis Cardinal Spellman. New York: Times Books, 1984.

Craig, Mary. The Crystal Spirit. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1986.

-----. Man from a Far Country: A Portrait of Pope John Paul II. New York: Morrow, 1979.

Davies, Norman. God's Playground: A History of Poland. Vols. 1 and 2. New York: Columbia University Press, 1982.

Davis, Raymond, trans. and ed. The Book of Pontiffs (Liber Pontificalis). Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1989.

Della Rocca, Fernando. Papi di Questo Secolo. Padova, Italy: Cedam, 1981.

de Roeck, Jef. The Man from Poland. Trans. Jack Reide. Methuen.

Dobrowski, Tadeusz. Polish Painting from the Enlightenment to Recent Times. Warsaw: Ossolineum, 1981.

Dostoevski, F. M. Memorie dal sottosuolo. Torino, 1980.

Finke, Roger and Rodney Stark. The Churching of America: 1776 - 1990. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1992.

Fisher, Loren, ed. Pope John Paul II: An American Celebration. Somerville, New Jersey: Elf Publishing, 1995.

Frossard, André. "Be Not Afraid!": Pope John Paul II Speaks Out on His Life, His Beliefs, and His Inspiring Vision for Humanity. Trans. J. R. Foster. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984.

-----. Diálogo con Juan Pablo II. Milan: Rusconi, 1983.

-----. Portrait de Jean-Paul II. Paris:Éditions Robert Laffont, 1988.

-----. Portrait of John Paul II. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1988.

-----. Portret Jan Pawla II. Kraków: Wydawnictwo Znak, 1988.

Gawronski, Jas. Il Mondo di Giovanni Paolo II. Milan: Mondadori, 1994.

Gelmi, Josef. Die Päpste in Lebensbildern. Vienna: Verlag Styria, 1989.

Ginsborg, Paul. A History of Contemporary Italy. New York: Penguin, 1990.

Gligora, Francesco, and Biagia Catanzaro. Storia dei Papi e degli Antipapi da San Pietro a Giovanni Paolo II, 2 Vols. Rome: Panda Edizioni, 1989.

Gorbachev, Mikhail. Erinnerungen. Berlin: Siedler Verlag, 1995.

-----. Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World. New York: Haper and Row, 1987.

Greeley, Andrew M. A Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Collier Books, Macmillan, 1990.

-----. The Making of the Popes. London: Futura, 1979.

-----. The Making of the Popes 1978: The Politics of Intrigue in the Vatican. Kansas City, Kansas: Andrews and McMeel, 1979.

Grygiel, Stanislaw. L'uomo vista della Vistola. Bologna: CSEO, 1978.

Haig, Alexander. Caveat: Realism, Reagan and Foreign Policy. New York: Macmillan, 1984.

Hebblethwaite, Peter. In the Vatican. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

-----. The Papal Year. London: Cassell, Ltd., 1981.

-----. Paul VI. London: HarperCollins, 1993.

-----. Paul VI: The First Modern Pope. New York: Paulist Press, 1993.

-----. "Pope John Paul II as Philosopher and Poet." The Heythrop Journal XXI (1980).

-----. Synod Extraordinary. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1985.

-----. The Year of Three Popes. Cleveland: William Collins, 1979.

Hebblethwaite, Peter and Ludwig Kaufmann. John Paul II: A Pictorial Biography. Maidenhead, England: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1979.

Herman, Edward S. and Frank Brodhead. The Rise and Fall of the Bulgarian Connection. New York: Sheridan Square Publications, 1986.

Hitchcock, James. Pope John Paul II & American Catholicism. New York: The National Committee of Catholic Laymen, Inc.

Honea, Charles H., ed. A Reader's Companion to Crossing the Threshold of Hope. Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 1996.

Jaruzelski, Wojciech. Erinnerungen. Munchen: Piper, 1993.

Jennings, Peter and Eamonn McCabe. The Pope in Britain: Pope John Paul II British Visit, 1982. London: Bodley Head, 1982.

Johnson Paul. Pope John Paul II. London, 1982.

Karolek, Tadeusz. John Paul II: The Pope from Poland. Trans. David Evans. Warsaw: Interpress Publishers, 1979.

Kreutz, Andej. Vatican Policy on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.

"La biographie du nouveau pape." Documentation Catholique 75 (November 5, 1978): 906-907.

Lapide, P. The Last Three Popes and the Jews. London, 1967.

Le Corre, Dominique and Mark Sabotka. John Paul II in Poland: 2 - 10 June 1979. Bagnolet, France: Le Corre, 1979.

Lernoux, Penny. People of God: The Struggle for World Catholicism. New York: Viking Press, 1989.

Levillain, Phillipe and Francois-Charles Uginet. Il Vaticano o le frontiere della grazia. Milan: Rizzoli, 1985.

Libanio, Christo and Carlos Alberto. Diaro di Puebla. Brescia: Ed. Queriniana, 1979.

Licheri, Gianni. Quel conclave e poi Wojtyla jet. Brescia: Queriniana, 1979.

Loda, Natale. Riflessioni sul monacho quale archetipo nella cristiana e la Lettera Apostolica ORIENTALE LUMEN di Giovanni Paolo II. Commentarium Pro Religiosis Et Missionariis.Volume LXXVIII. 1997. Pages 5-26.

Longford, Lord. Pope John Paul II: An Authorized Biography. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1982.

Macciocchi, M. A. Di là dalle Porte di Bronzo. Milan: Mondadori, 1987.

MacDowell, Bart. Inside the Vatican. Washington: National Geographic Society, 1991.

MacEoin, Gary. The Inner Elite. Kansas City: Sheed, Andrews and McMeel, 1978.

Maffeo, Sabino, S. J. In the Service of Nine Popes: One Hundred Years of the Vatican Observatory. Vatican City: The Vatican Observatory and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, 1991.

Malinski, Mieczyslaw. Il mio vecchio amico Karol. Rome: Ed. Paoline, 1980.

-----. The Life of Karol Wojtyla. Trans. P. S. Falla. New York: Doubleday, 1979.

-----. Pontyfikat Jana Pawla II: 1983 - 1988. Poznan, Poland: Ksiegarnia Sw. Wojciecha, 1991.

-----. Pope John Paul II: The Life of My Friend Karol Wojtyla. London: Burns and Oats and New York: Seabury Press, 1979.

-----. Pope John Paul II: The Life of Karol Wojtyla. Trans. P. S. Falla. New York: Seabury Press, 1979.

-----. Le radici di Papa Wojtyla. Rome: Borla, 1980.

-----. Las raices del Papa Wojtyla. Rome: Ediciones Borla, 1980.

-----. Wezwano Mnie z Dalekiego Kraju. Poznan, Poland: Pallottimun, 1987.

Mariotti, Piergiorgi. Karol Wojtyla. Perfil crítico del Papa polaco. Rome: Ediciones Napoleone, 1983.

Martin, A. La Pologne défend son âme. Paris, 1977.

Marton, Kati. "The Paradoxical Pope." Atlantic Monthly (May 1980): 41-49.

May, William W., ed. Vatican Authority and American Catholic Dissent. New York: Crossroad, 1987.

McBrien, Richard P. Lives of the Popes. The Pontiffs from St. Peter to John Paul II. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1997.

McDermott, John M. ed. The Thought of Pope John Paul II. Rome: Gregorian University, 1993.

Melady, Thomas Patrick. The Ambassador's Story: The United States and the Vatican in World Affairs. Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 1994.

Messori, Vittorio. La Sfida della Fede. Torino: Edizioni San Paolo, 1993.

-----. Rapporto sulla fede. Milan: Edizioni Paolina, 1985.

-----. Varcare la soglia della speranza. Milan: Mondadori, 1994.

Micewski, Anrzej. Cardinal Wyszynski: A Biography. Orlando, Florida: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984.

Michel, Patrick. Politics and Religion in Eastern Europe. Oxford: Polity Press, 1991.

Michelini, Alberto. Spalancate le Porte a Cristo. Milan, 1982.

-----. La Chiesa del Mondo Intero. Milan, 1985.

Michnik, Adam. The Church and the Left. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

-----. Letters from Prison and Other Essays. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985.

Murphey, Francis X. The Papacy Today. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1981.

National Catholic News Service. Nights of Sorrow, Days of Joy: Papal Transition, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II. Washington: The Service, 1978.

Naughton, Michael. The Good Stewards. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1992.

Nemic, L. John Paul II. A Festive Profile. New York: Catholic Book Publishing Co., 1979.

Nichols, Bruce. The Uneasy Alliance: Religion, Refugee Work and U. S. Foreign Policy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Nichols, Peter. The Pope's Divisions: The Roman Catholic Church Today. Faber and Faber.

O'Brien, Darcy. The Hidden Pope. New York: DayBreak Books, 1998.

O'Byrne, Seamus, ed. Challange or Crisis?: Texts by Pope John Paull II on Religious Life. Dublin, Ireland: Veritas Publications, 1987.

O'Carroll, Michael. Poland and John Paul II. Dublin: Veritas Publications, 1979.

Ockrent, Christine and Alexandre De Marenches. Dans le secret des princes. Paris: Edition Stock, 1986.

Oram, James. The People's Pope. Sydney: Bay Books.

Parker, Michael. Priest of the World's Destiny: John Paul II. Milford, Ohio: Faith Publishing Company, 1995.

Pasini, Stefano Maria. Vita Consacrata e Consigli evangelici: III. - La differenza tra "Consiglio", "Voto" e "Virtu". Commentarium Pro Religiosis Et Missionariis. Volume LXXVIII. 1997. Pages 27-52.

Perea, Francisco J. El Papa en México. México: Editorial Diana, 1979.

Persico, Joseph E. Casey. New York: Viking, 1990.

Piekarski, Adam. The Church in Poland. Warsaw: Interpress Publishers, 1978.

Pope John Paul II on Jews and Judaism: 1979 - 1986. Washington, D.C.: Office for Publishing and Promotion Services, United States Catholic Conference, 1987.

Priesthood In the Third Millennium: Addresses of Pope John Paul II - 1993. Compiled by Rev. James P. Socias. New Jersey: Scepter Publishers, 1994.

Quinn, J. "An Open Moment for Faith." Origins 9 (November 22, 1979): 365.

Ramet, Pedro, ed. Catholicism and Politics in Communist Societies. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1990.

Reese, Thomas J., S. J. Archbishop: Inside the Power Structure of the American Catholic Church. New York: Harper and Row, 1989.

-----. A Flock of Shepherds: The National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Kansas City: Sheed and Ward, 1992.

Rendina, Claudio. I Papi. Rome: Newton Compton Editori, 1983.

Rhynne, Xavier. John Paul's Extraordinary Synod. Wilmington, Del.: Michael Glazier, 1986.

Ricciardi, Andrea E. Il Potere del Papa: da Pio XII a Giovanni-Paolo II. Rome: Editori Laterza, 1993.

-----. Il Vaticano e Mosca 1940 - 1990. Rome: Editori Laterza, 1993.

Richard, Lucien, O. M. I., Daniel Harrington, S. J. and John W. O'Malley, S. J., eds. Vatican II: The Unfinished Agenda: A Look to the Future. Mahweh, NJ: Paulist Press, 1987.

Roeck, Jefd. Juan Pablo II: El Hombre Que Vino de Polonia. Averbode, Belgium: Verlag Altiora, 1978.

Romero, Oscar Archbishop. A Shepherd's Diary. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1986.

Rosenberg, Tina. The Haunted Land. New York: Random House, 1995.

Ruiz, José María González. Memoria del concilio. Rome: Borla, 1985.

Rynne, Catherine. Knock 1879 - 1979. Dublin: Veritatas, 1979.

Schopflin, George. Politics in Eastern Europe 1945 - 92. Oxford: Blackwell, 1993.

Svidercoschi, Gianfranco. Lettera a un amico ebreo. Milan: Mondadori, 1993.

-----. Letter to a Jewish Friend. New York: Crossroad Publishing Company. 1994.

Synod of 1985. Extraordinary. Boston: St. Paul Editions, 1986

Synodus Extraordinaria. Relatio Finalis. L'Osservatore Romano (December 10, 1985): Supplement.

Szajkowski, Bogdan. Next to God . . . Poland: Politics and Religion in Contemporary Poland. New York: St. Martin's, 1983.

Szoldrski, O. W., C.S.S.R., Martyrologium Cleri Polonici sub occupatione Germanica, 1939 - 1945. Rome, 1965.

Szostak. John M. and Frances Spatz Leighton. In the Footsteps of Pope John Paul II: An Intimate Personal Portrait. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1980.

Szulc, Tad. Pope John Paul II: The Biography. New York: Scribner, 1995.

Tajne Dokumenty, Panstwo Kosciól: 1980 - 1989. London: Aneks Publishers, 1993.

Talks of John Paul II. Boston: Daughters of St. Paul, 1979.

Thatcher, Margaret. The Downing Street Years. London: HarperCollins, 1993.

Thomas, Gordon and Max Morgan-Witts. Averting Armageddon. New York: Doubleday, 1984.

-----. Pontiff. Garden City, NJ: Doubleday, 1983.

Tulat, Jean. Le Pape Contre le Guerre du Golfe. Paris: Oeil, 1991.

Uboldi, Rafaello. Vita di Papa Wojtyla. Milan: Rizzoli, 1983.

Vircondelet, Alain. Jean-Paul II: Biographie. Paris:Édition Juilliard, 1994.

Von Rauch, Georg. A History of Soviet Russia. Trans. Peter and Annette Jacobsohn. New York: Frederick A. Praeger.

Wahle, Hedwig. Das Gemeinsame Erbe Judentum und Christentum in Heilsgeschichtlichem Zusammenhang. Innsbruck, Austria, 1980.

Walesa, Lech. The Struggle and the Triumph: An Autobiography. New York: Arcade, 1992.

Vree, Dale. Un Chemin d'Espoir: Autobiographie. Paris: Fayard, 1987.

-----. A Way of Hope: An Autobiography. New York: Henry Holt, 1987.

Walsh, Michael. John Paul II. London: Harper Collins, 1994.

Wandycsz, Piotr. A History of East Central Europe, Volume VII (The Lands of Partitioned Poland, 1795 -1918). University of Washington Press.

Weschler, Lawrence. The Passion of Poland. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984.

Whale, John (ed.). The Pope from Poland: An Assessment. London: Collins, 1980.

Whale John, ed. and Peter Hebblethwaite. The Man Who Leads the Church: An Assessment of Pope John Paul II. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1980.

Will, George. "A Pope With Authority." Newsweek (June 23, 1980): 92.

Willebrands, Johannes Cardinal. The Church and Jewish People: New Considerations. Mahweh, New Jersey: Paulist Press, 1992.

Willey, David. God's Politician: Pope John Paul II, the Catholic Church and the New World Order. New York: Saint Martin's Press, 1992.

Wills, Garry. Under God: Religion and American Politics. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990.

Winn, Wilton. Keepers of the Keys: John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II: Three Who Changed the Church. New York: Random House, 1988.

Woodward, Bob. Veil. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987.

Wynn, Wilton. Keeper of the Keys. New York: Random House, 1988.

Wyszynski, Stefan Cardinal. Work. London, 1966.

-----. A Strong Man Armed. London, 1966.

Zizola, Giancarlo. Il Conclave: Storia i segreti, L'elezione papale da San Pietro a Giovanni Paolo II. Rome: Newtown Compton Editori, 1993.

-----. Le restaurazioni di papa Wojtyla. Bari: Laterza, 1985.

-----. Le successeur. Paris: Desclèe de Brouwer, 1995.


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