Poland 1979-1989. The Polish Pope and an American President Cover Image

Polska 1979-1989. Polski papież i amerykański prezydent
Poland 1979-1989. The Polish Pope and an American President

Author(s): Richard J. Fafara
Contributor(s): Paweł Tarasiewicz (Translator)
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History, Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Recent History (1900 till today), Theology and Religion, Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010)
Published by: Fundacja »Lubelska Szkoła Filozofii Chrześcijańskiej«
Keywords: Ronald Reagan; John Paul II; Poland; communism

Summary/Abstract: This paper examines the shared religious and intellectual conviction, toughness, and an abhorrence of communism of Pope John Paul II and President Reagan that contributed to the demise of that system in Poland. I discuss similarities between these two men; their approaches to communism; their meetings beginning in 1982; the hypothesis of a “holy alliance,” and conclude that based on available evidence to date, a strong case can be made that the Pope and Reagan jointly did more than any others to bring about the fall of communism, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the end of the Cold War.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 25
  • Page Range: 151-182
  • Page Count: 32
  • Language: Polish