Pope Benedict XVI, born Joseph Alois Ratzinger in 1927, served as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from April 2005 through February 2013. Formerly he was Dean of the College of Cardinals, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and President of the International Theological Commission. An outstanding theologian and teacher, he was one of the founders, along with Hans Urs von Balthasar and Henri de Lubac, of the international Catholic journal Communio, and he has also enjoyed a distinguished teaching career at such universities as Tï¿½bingen and Regensburg in his home country of Germany.
Reviews in Religion and Theology
This book bristles with elegant argumentation, profound reflections, and beautiful insights, and offers an excellent and accessible introduction to the subtle richness of Ratzingers thought.
Catholic Library World
This definitive collection of essays speaks to the Churchs witness to truth, giving clear direction to the world on issues that have been twisted to accommodate a modern society. These teachings are not simply for the faithful, but for all humanity, and Ratzinger gives thought-provoking, historical and scientifically based reasoning behind each truth revealed. . . . This work is essential for all academic libraries and is highly recommended for public libraries."
A distinguished collection.
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