The Ratzinger Reader Paperback

by Joseph Ratzinger;

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The Ratzinger Reader

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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.

The Ratzinger Reader by Joseph Ratzinger was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in May 2010 and is our 37857th best seller. The ISBN for The Ratzinger Reader is 9780567032140.

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Details for The Ratzinger Reader

Page last updated 7th July 2015
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (May 2010)
Number of Pages272
Thickness25 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1232955
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