An Emergent Conclusion

  • G. Douglas Atkins


Attention to Pope’s lifelong concern with the parts–whole problem sheds much-needed light on his religious thinking. A strong sense emerges, in fact, of the Incarnational pattern in his thinking, a complement to his fundamentally “catholic” sensibility


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