Explorations in the Theology of Benedict XVI

Explorations in the Theology of Benedict XVI

by John C. Cavadini (Editor)


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Benedict XVI's writing as priest-professor, bishop, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and now pope has shaped Catholic theological thought in the twentieth century. In Explorations in the Theology of Benedict XVI, a multidisciplinary group of scholars treat the full scope of Benedict's theological oeuvre, including the Augustinian context of his thought; his ecclesiology; his theologically grounded approach to biblical exegesis and Christology; his unfolding of a theology of history and culture; his liturgical and sacramental theology; his theological analysis of political and economic developments; his use of the natural law in ethics and conscience; his commitment to a form of interreligious dialogue from a place of particularity; and his function as a public, catechetical theologian.

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ISBN-13: 9780268023133
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 02/28/2016
Edition description: 1
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John C. Cavadini is professor of theology and McGrath-Cavadini Director of the Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. He is editor and co-editor of a number of books, including Who Do You Say That I Am? Confessing the Mystery of Christ

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction John C. Cavadini 1

1 Benedict the Augustinian Cyril O'Regan 21

The Dynamic of Advent

2 Culture and Conscience in the Thought of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI Peter Casarella 63

3 Resolving the Relativity Paradox: Pope Benedict XVI and the Challenge of Christological Relativism Edward T. Oakes, S.J. 87

4 A Depth of Otherness: Buddhism and Benedict's Theology of Religions Robert M. Gimello 114

5 Reflections on Introduction to Christianity Lawrence S. Cunningham 142

Caritas in Veritate

6 God's Saving Justice: Faith, Reason, and Reconciliation in the Political Thought of Pope Benedict XVI Daniel Philpott 157

7 Development Driven by Hope and Gratuitousness: The Innovative Economics of Benedict XVI Simona Beretta 187

God is Love

8 Papal Ecclesiology Francesca Aran Murphy 215

9 The Baptism of Jesus: On Jesus' Solidarity with Israel and Foreknowledge of the Passion Gary A. Anderson 236

10 The Feast of Peace: The Eucharist as a Sacrifice and a Meal in Benedict XVTs Theology Kimberly Hope Belcher 254

11 Mary in the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI Matthew Levering 276

List of Contributors 298

Index 301

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