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About the author:
Norbert Bufka has been a high school teacher, a financial planner, entrepreneur, owner of a proprietary software company, a religious educator, an op-ed columnist for a daily Michigan newspaper and a facilitator at spiritual meetings and retreats. He has a BA in history, MA in Latin, and a master of Pastorl Studies degrees. Included in his studies were five years of Greek.
The Beginning of a New Era
Pope Francis has captured the imagination and admiration of millions of people of all faiths. He is frank, honest, humble, and lives the Gospel in his everyday life and reflects that in his teaching.
What is not well known is that the Pope has been the successor of the Roman Empire for nearly 17 centuries. Even his title, Pontiff, come from the Latin title of the Roman Emperor, Pontifex Maximus. Over the years the trappings of imperial status has overtaken the papacy but Pope Francis has rejected much of that in symbol and substance. This book shows clearly how Francis is doing that.
The author begins with a brief history of the church followed by an overview of the teaching of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). Chapter 3 then focuses on Bergoglio and his life and how he is changing the papacy as Pope Francis. The last two chapters are summaires and quotes from his two letters: Joy of the Gospel and Care of our Common Home (Laudato Si).
The book is #1 of four about Pope Francis. The second is "Jesus and pope Francis: Models for Living". (To be published December 2015)
#3 and #4 are already published. See below.
Other books by Norbert Bufka are below. Please copy the url into your browser to go to each book.
Leelanau Series: (about Leelanau County Michigan)
"From Bohemia to Good Harbor (2nd edition): The Story of the Bufka Family in Leelanau" http://www.createspace.com/5215114
"Good Harbor Michigan: The Story and the People 1850-1931" http://www.createspace.com/4463486
"News from the Neighborhood: Good Harbor Michigan: 1875-1931" http://www.createspace.com/4504249
Coming in 2016:
Lost Places in Leelanau
Pope Francis Series:
#1 "Pope Francis: The Beginning of a New Era" http://www.createspace.com/5724697
#2 "Jesus and Pope Francis: Models for Living" (coming in December 2015)
#3 "A Study Guide for Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis" http://www.createspace.com/4690895
#4 "The Care of Our Common Home" by Pope Francis: A Study Guide" http://www.createspace.com/5630131
"The Nicene Creed: A Reinterpretation" http://www.createspace.com/4718567
"Saint Joseph's Seminary: Personal and Historical Perspectives" http://www.createspace.com/5676424
- Publication Date:
- 1517780993 / 9781517780999
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Religion / Christian Church / Leadership