Medjugorje Revisited

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Medjugorje Revisited: 30 Years of Visions or Religious Fraud? by Donal Anthony Foley

Medjugorje Revisited: 30 Years of Visions or Religious Fraud? investigates the alleged visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Medjugorje, looking at their origins, and their impact on the Catholic Church. It is an expanded, revised and updated version of Understanding Medjugorje, which was published in 2006.

Since then there have been important new developments, including the formation of an International Commission to investigate the alleged visions. Millions of people have visited Medjugorje, even though it has received no official Church approval. If you want to know the truth about Medjugorje, then Medjugorje Revisited will give you the whole story, right from the beginning.

Medjugorje Revisited focuses on the transcripts of the original tapes of the visionaries made in June 1981, and the credibility of the visions and the visionaries, demonstrating the serious problems involved in accepting Medjugorje as genuine. It also examines the role of theologians, and the Hercegovina Franciscans, in promoting Medjugorje, and its tangled historical and religious background, as well as its links with the Charismatic Renewal, In sum, it examines all the relevant evidence about Medjugorje, and concludes that, despite some “good fruits,” it bears all the hallmarks of a vast religious fraud.

“Donal Foley is very well equipped for this task of informing readers about the events at Medjugorje in a balanced way, and from a Catholic point of view.” – Prof Dr Manfred Hauke, Theological Faculty of Lugano, Switzerland

“Medjugorje Revisited is a sober, balanced, and unremittingly charitable examination of the most popular unapproved private revelation in Church history.” – Patrick Coffin, Author & Radio Host, Catholic Answers Live

“Medjugorje Revisited is a thorough and careful examination of the alleged apparitions in the former Yugoslavia, placed in their historical context, which deserves to be widely studied.” – Fr Thomas Crean, OP, author, A Catholic Replies to Professor Dawkins

Donal Anthony Foley has degrees in Humanities (BA) and Theology (BD), and his book on the subject of apparitions – Marian Apparitions, the Bible, and the Modern World – was published by Gracewing in 2002, and he has written articles for a number of Catholic magazines and newspapers.

If you want to really grasp the whole Medjugorje saga, then Medjugorje Revisited: 30 Years of Visions or Religious Fraud? is required reading.

Medjugorje Revisited Reviews

To see a review of Medjugorje Revisited by James Likoudis, which appeared in the Wanderer, please click here …

To see Richard Chonak’s review on his Catholic Light blog, please click here …

To see a review of Medjugorje Revisited by Diane M. Korzeniewski, OCDS, please visit:

http://te-deum.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/book-review-medjugorje-revisited-by.html

To see a review of Medjugorje Revisited by Eric Hester, which appeared in the Catholic Times, please click here …

To see a review of Medjugorje Revisited by Michael Gilchrist in AD2000 magazine, October 2011 (Available from Freedom Publishing), please click here …

Medjugorje Revisited is Demy Octavo size (8.5 in. x 5.5 in.). It has 25 chapters, 371 pages, and a comprehensive index.

Extracts from the book in PDF format, including the table of contents, introduction, sample chapters and the bibliography, can be seen here …

Italian translation of Medjugorje Revisited

Comprendere Medjugorje: Visioni celesti o inganno religioso? By Donal Anthony Foley (Understanding Medjugorje: Heavenly Visions or Religious Deception?)

25 euros, 504 pages – ISBN: 978-88-6879-510-8

Preface by Marco Corvaglia
Translation by Andrea Sandri
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A great many of the faithful are waiting for an authoritative evaluation by the Holy See as regards the supernatural origin of the alleged Marian apparitions at Medjugorje, which started on June 24, 1981.

Is this a true intervention of the Mother of God, humble and obedient? Or was there a positive start, but degeneration later on?

The author, with expertise in Marian apparitions in the modern age, reveals in these pages some worrying elements already present in the early days of the phenomenon, starting with the transcription of the interviews made to the visionaries by the Franciscans.

These texts, for the first time translated into Italian, are analyzed here with precision, and likewise many other issues related to Medjugorje: the historical context; the original connections with the Charismatic Renewal; the figures of the “Seers”; the nature of the “messages”; the power of propaganda; the so-called “scientific studies”; and much more.

This is a courageous, clear, and well documented book whose goal is to critically inform the reader in an atmosphere free of manipulation and mystification, with the hope that we can finally proceed to a healthy discernment between pseudo-mystical and true phenomena.

The German translation of the book is available from Dominus Verlag via: www.dominus-verlag.de/

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