In this essay Christopher Walsh points to a Christological and evangelical emphasis in the writings of John Paul II.

Thirty years after Vatican II, on the verge of the third millennium, Pope John Paul II is saying in his latest encyclical that all people, by the grace and revelation of God consummated in Jesus Christ — even if they do not explicitly know Christ or God himself — all people can come to "know the truth and the truth will set them free." And the splendor of that truth, the Pope professes in Veritatis Splendor, is alone to be found in its shining fullness on the face of Jesus Christ.



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