The Encyclical: A History and Explanation. Modern Church

This article gives a brief history of papal encyclicals, beginning in 1740. However, the apocryphal book of 2 Maccabees describes such letter writing already in the second century BC.

The papal encyclical: What is an ‘encyclical’?.

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