Thought of Benedict XVI: An Introduction to the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger

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Aidan Nichols' timely book is the first full-scale investigation of Joseph Ratzinger's theology, from the 1950s to the present day. It presents a chronological account of the development of Ratzinger's writing that reflects a wide range of historical and theoretical interests. A comprehensive introduction to a figure who is in his own right, quite apart from his significance in the politics of the Church, a major German Catholic theologian of the twentieth century.

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Overview

Aidan Nichols' timely book is the first full-scale investigation of Joseph Ratzinger's theology, from the 1950s to the present day. It presents a chronological account of the development of Ratzinger's writing that reflects a wide range of historical and theoretical interests. A comprehensive introduction to a figure who is in his own right, quite apart from his significance in the politics of the Church, a major German Catholic theologian of the twentieth century.

This new edition amplifies existing chapters by reference to books by Ratzinger between 1986/1987 and his election as Pope in 2005, and includes two new chapters - Judaism, Islam and other religions, and the secularization and future of Europe.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780860124214
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 9/26/2007
  • Edition description: new edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,154,374
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author


Aidan Nichols entered the Dominican Order in
1970, and has since worked in Edinburgh, Oslo, Rome and Cambridge, where he now lives. His other publications include The Art of God Incarnate and The Shape of Catholic Theology, among others.
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Foreword

I The Bavarian background

II Augustine and the Church

III Bonaventure and saving history

IV Christian brotherhood

V The event of the Council

VI Reflections on the Creed

VII More ecclesiological essays

VIII The eschatology theme

IX The preacher

X The liturgist

XI Back to foundations

XII The prefect

XIII The Candidate

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

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