Comprendere Medjugorje: Visioni celesti o inganno religioso? By Donal Anthony Foley
(Understanding Medjugorje: Heavenly Visions or Religious Deception?)
Preface by Marco Corvaglia
Translation by Andrea Sandri
In collaboration with Eupress FTL
25 euros, 504 pages - ISBN: 978-88-6879-510-8
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.
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