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The Ratzinger Reader

Joseph Ratzinger, Lieven Boeve, Gerard Mannion

Paperback 2010-05-06

This is a collection of the key writings of Joseph?Ratzinger from his youthful and more progressive?writings, to his 'transition period' following his disillusionment?with the aftermath of Vatican II, to his?time as Prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for?the Doctrine of the Faith down to 2005. The emphasis?here is on Ratzinger as 'private theologian',?his many writings released in a personal capacity?chart the formation of the official statements and?texts released under his name in a more informative?fashion than the simple inclusion of the?formulaic 'official texts' themselves. Each reading?is prefaced a brief introduction to its context and?themes and followed recommended further reading?on its respective subject matter.
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A fascinating and insightful volume collecting together the key writings of Joseph Ratzinger, some of them yet untranslated, from his youthful and more progressive writings, to his 'transition period' following his disillusionment with the aftermath of Vatican II, to his time as Prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith down to 2005. The emphasis will be upon Joseph Ratzinger as 'private theologian', his many writings released in a personal capacity for such will chart the formation of and comment upon the official statements and texts released under his name in a more informative fashion than the simple inclusion of the formulaic 'official texts' themselves. Following a section providing insight into the fundamental and systematic theological background and development of Joseph Ratzinger's thought, further thematic sections will also be included, for example, Joseph Ratzinger's writings on Ecclesiology, on Theology and the Role of Theologians, on the Eucharist, on Religious Pluralism, on Sacramental Theology, Ecumenism, on Truth, on the Contemporary Historical Era, on Magisterium and on Faith Morals etc. The volume will open with an introductory essay charting the life and career, the achievements of and the controversies surrounding the new pope. Each reading will be prefaced by a brief introduction to its context and themes and will be followed by recommended further reading on its respective subject matter.

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This is a collection of the key writings of Joseph?Ratzinger from his youthful and more progressive?writings, to his 'transition period' following his disillusionment?with the aftermath of Vatican II, to his?time as Prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for?the Doctrine of the Faith down to 2005. The emphasis?here is on Ratzinger as 'private theologian',?his many writings released in a personal capacity?chart the formation of the official statements and?texts released under his name in a more informative?fashion than the simple inclusion of the?formulaic 'official texts' themselves. Each reading?is prefaced a brief introduction to its context and?themes and followed recommended further reading?on its respective subject matter.
-Publisher.

Publisher Description

A fascinating and insightful volume collecting together the key writings of Joseph Ratzinger, some of them yet untranslated, from his youthful and more progressive writings, to his 'transition period' following his disillusionment with the aftermath of Vatican II, to his time as Prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith down to 2005. The emphasis will be upon Joseph Ratzinger as 'private theologian', his many writings released in a personal capacity for such will chart the formation of and comment upon the official statements and texts released under his name in a more informative fashion than the simple inclusion of the formulaic 'official texts' themselves. Following a section providing insight into the fundamental and systematic theological background and development of Joseph Ratzinger's thought, further thematic sections will also be included, for example, Joseph Ratzinger's writings on Ecclesiology, on Theology and the Role of Theologians, on the Eucharist, on Religious Pluralism, on Sacramental Theology, Ecumenism, on Truth, on the Contemporary Historical Era, on Magisterium and on Faith Morals etc. The volume will open with an introductory essay charting the life and career, the achievements of and the controversies surrounding the new pope. Each reading will be prefaced by a brief introduction to its context and themes and will be followed by recommended further reading on its respective subject matter.

Koorong Code277061
ISBN0567032140
EAN9780567032140
Pages272
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryTheology
PublisherBloomsbury Continuum Publishing Group
Publication DateMay 2010
Dimensions21 x 152 x 228mm
Weight0.471kg