A Civilization of Love: What Every Catholic Can Do to Transform the World

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HarperCollins, Mar 25, 2008 - Religion - 203 pages
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Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, surveys the exciting and history-changing ideas of Pope John Paul II in A Civilization of Love. By popularizing not only John Paul's vision but also that of his successor, Benedict XVI, Anderson hopes to inspire Christians to work toward creating a civilization of love. In such a civilization every person is a child of God. We are all intrinsically valuable. The battle today is between the culture of death (where people are judged by their social or economic value) and the culture of life. Anderson pushes aside religious differences in order to spread a message of hope to those who are weary of the constant turmoil of modern society. While he does specifically challenge Christians to take an active role in their faith, you do not have to be a Christian to participate in the movement toward a civilization of love.

By embracing the culture of life and standing with those most marginalized and deemed "useless" or a "burden" on modern society, Christians can change the tone and direction of our culture. Anderson demonstrates that regardless of our differences, we can come together on the centrality of loving and caring for others. He brings a message of inclusion and hope in the midst of a clash of civilizations and provides a road map for helping Christians understand their role in the world.

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Review: A Civilization of Love: What Every Catholic Can Do to Transform the World

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

This book has good content, but its organization is horrible. This book is really a collection of essays put together in chapter form. The problem is that the essays are not seperated, but all flow ... Read full review

Review: A Civilization of Love: What Every Catholic Can Do to Transform the World

User Review  - Patti Clement - Goodreads

Written by The Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, an organization of Catholic laymen. The author challenges Christians to take an active role in their faith to work toward creating a civilization of love. Read full review

Contents

The Power of Christ to Transform Culture I
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A Culture of Suspicion
17
Craftsmen of a New Humanity
33
Copyright

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As Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Carl Anderson is the leader of the world's largest fraternal organization of Catholic laymen. Named by Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II to several Vatican commissions, Anderson is a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Pontifical Council for the Laity, and the Pontifical Academy for Life, and is a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

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