A Future of Faith: The Path of Change in Politics and Society
Hardcover – August 7, 2018
Pope Francis met with French reporter and sociologist Dominique Wolton for an unprecedented series of twelve fascinating and timely conversations―open dialogues revolving around the political, cultural, and religious issues dominating communication and conflict around the world―now published in A Future of Faith: The Path of Change in Politics and Society.
Inspiring and insightful, Pope Francis’s views on immigration, poverty, diversity, globalization, and more are borne from his Christian faith and basic humanity. Meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century requires compassion for those in need, a willingness to work towards common goals without domineering other cultures, and the ability to negotiate with trust, respect, and dignity. And for the first time, Pope Francis shares insights into his own personality, and the formation of his faith, including his experience with psychotherapy, and some of the most important women in his upbringing.
Controversial, bold, personal, and illuminating― A Future of Faith will serve to be essential reading for not only Catholics, but those who want to see how the “people’s pope” confronts the social injustices of the world with the foresight to create positive change.
“The man who emerges [in A Future of Faith] is affable, approachable, always unpretentious, and deeply human.” ―Booklist, STARRED review
“[A] good state-of-the-moment snapshot of some of the things occupying Francis’ mind…Catholic readers will find Francis’ words to be of great interest―and, for the pre-Vatican II crowd, perhaps controversial.” ―Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, cardinal-archbishop of Buenos Aires, was elected pope under the name of Francis on March 13, 2013. He is the first Jesuit and Latin American pope in the history of the Catholic Church.
Dominique Wolton is a research director at the CNRS. He is the founder and director of the international journal Hermès (CNRS Éditions) since 1988. He is interested in the connections between people and politics and technology and the economy. In addition to A Future of Faith, he is the author of thirty books, translated into twenty languages.