In this remarkable elucidation of the Apostles' Creed, Cardinal Ratzinger, former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, now Pope Benedict XVI, gives an excellent, modern interpretation of the foundations of Christianity. This profound treatment of Christianity's basic truths combines a spiritual outlook with a deep knowledge of Scripture and the history of theology. This book is a solid and contemporary discussion of the fundamental Christian mysteries by a highly regarded theologian.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 300 Vendor: Ignatius Press Publication Date: 2004
ISBN: 1586170295 ISBN-13: 9781586170295 Availability: In Stock
One of Cardinal Ratzinger's most important and widely read books, this volume is a newly revised second edition with an improved translation and an in-depth 20 page preface by the Cardinal. As he states in the preface, since this book was first published over 30 years ago, many changes and significant events have occurred in the world, and in the Church. But even so, he says he is firmly convinced that his fundamental approach in this book is still very timely and crucial for the spiritual needs of modern man. That approach puts the question of God and the question about Christ in the very center, which leads to a "narrative Christology" and demonstrates that the place for faith is in the Church. Thus, this remarkable elucidation of the Apostle's Creed gives an excellent, modern interpretation of the foundations of Christianity. Ratzinger's profound treatment of Christianity's basic truths combines a spiritual outlook with a deep knowledge of Scripture and the history of theology.