Joseph Ratzinger in Communio, Volume 2: Anthropology and Culture

Joseph Ratzinger in Communio, Volume 2: Anthropology and Culture

by Pope Benedict XVI
     
 


Timely theological insights on culture and humanity from the pen of the Pontiff

In this second volume of Joseph Ratzinger in Communio, Pope Benedict XVI speaks to various issues relating to humanity today -- conscience, technological security, the origin of human life, the meaning of Sunday, Christian hope, and more.

As editor David L. Schindler notes,

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Timely theological insights on culture and humanity from the pen of the Pontiff

In this second volume of Joseph Ratzinger in Communio, Pope Benedict XVI speaks to various issues relating to humanity today -- conscience, technological security, the origin of human life, the meaning of Sunday, Christian hope, and more.

As editor David L. Schindler notes, "Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) rarely writes on any churchly matter that does not manifest its implications for man and culture, and vice versa. Indeed, this indissoluble linking is one of the main distinguishing features of his theology." This is the second of three volumes; the first deals with themes relating to the Church, and the third volume is to focus on theological renewal.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Theological Book Review
“The topical breadth found in this volume makes it desirable and captivating while presenting the reader with a unique assortment of thoughts on anthropology from Pope Benedict XVI.”

Reviews in Religion and Theology
“This book bristles with elegant argumentation, profound reflections, and beautiful insights, and offers an excellent and accessible introduction to the subtle richness of Ratzinger's thought.”

Catholic Library World
“This definitive collection of essays speaks to the Church's witness to truth, giving clear direction to the world on issues that have been twisted to accommodate a 'modern' society. These teachings are not simply for the faithful, but for all humanity, and Ratzinger gives thought-provoking, historical and scientifically based reasoning behind each truth revealed. . . . This work is essential for all academic libraries and is highly recommended for public libraries."

Living Church
“A distinguished collection.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802864178
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/30/2013
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Pope Benedict XVI, born Joseph Alois Ratzinger in 1927,served as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Churchfrom April 2005 through February 2013. Formerly he wasDean of the College of Cardinals, Prefect of theCongregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and President ofthe International Theological Commission. An outstandingtheologian and teacher, he was one of the founders, alongwith Hans Urs von Balthasar and Henri de Lubac, of theinternational Catholic journal Communio, and he hasalso enjoyed a distinguished teaching career at suchuniversities as T?bingen and Regensburg in his homecountry of Germany.

David L. Schindler is Edouard Cardinal Gagnon Professor ofFundamental Theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institutefor Studies on Marriage and Family at The CatholicUniversity of America, Washington DC.

The Eschatology of Hans Urs von Balthasar: Being as Communio

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