On the Left Bank of the Tiber

Gerald O’Collins SJ

On the Left Bank of the Tiber covers thirty-two years at the Gregorian University in Rome - a story peopled with students, professors, visitors, Italian friends and of course, popes. O’Collins was there for the last years of Paul VI, experienced at first hand the cruelly short pontificate of John Paul I, and constantly appeared on world television for the final sickness and death of John Paul II. He was on the BBC platform for the election of Benedict XVI. This book records the happiness and challenges of professional life at an ancient and thoroughly international university, situated on the left bank of the Tiber and looking across the river to the offices of the Vatican.  Dean of the theology faculty at the Gregorian (1985-91), O’Collins taught thousands of students, including many who later became bishops and some who have been created cardinals.The book also describes his own theological development.

978 085244 835 9   

320 pages  


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