Pope John XXIII’s 1963 encyclical Pacem in terris encapsulates the church’s vision and teaching for international society. This work attempts to explain and trace the origins of these teachings and demonstrate their evolution over the period in responding to contemporary societal questions. Steeped in a natural law theory revived by philosopher Jacques Maritain, co-author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this paper examines Pope John XXIII’s influences and responses to internationalism and world peace after World War II.
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Esparza, Joseph E.
"A Universal Message: Pope John XXIII on International Order in the Postwar World,"
Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History: Vol. 10
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/aujh/vol10/iss1/5