New PDF release: Ratzinger's Faith: The Theology of Pope Benedict XVI

By Tracey Rowland

ISBN-10: 0199207402

ISBN-13: 9780199207404

ISBN-10: 1435657357

ISBN-13: 9781435657359

A favored examining of Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) is that he began as a innovative yet had moment techniques after the cultural revolution of the past due Nineteen Sixties. A extra damaging portrait is that of an bold and intellectually precocious younger guy who replaced theological allegiances for the sake of promoting in the Catholic hierarchy. Now, during this probing e-book, Tracey Rowland deals a 3rd examining, person who situates the idea of Pope Benedict in the highbrow historical past and educational circles of his time. the 1st critical overview of the recent Pope's theological imaginative and prescient, this considerate quantity covers subject matters similar to the interpretations of the second one Vatican Council, Pope Benedict's relatives with different vital students and theologians, and his attitudes on ethical and political theology, western tradition, the constitution of the Catholic Church, liturgy, and love. It has develop into a general remark that Pope Benedict has been encouraged via the idea of St. Augustine unlike a lot of his predecessors within the papacy who have been even more strongly inspired by way of St. Thomas Aquinas. This paintings hence addresses the subject of in what method Benedict is an Augustinian. the quantity additionally incorporates a bibliography prepared thematically in case you are looking to discover his suggestion extra deeply in a specific zone. A penetrating account of the idea of the reigning pontiff, this quantity bargains a wealth of perception for everybody drawn to Pope Benedict and the path of the trendy Catholic Church.

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Read in this way, in extreme cases, it can be used as a basis for the creature to turn his or her back on the Creator while pursuing autonomous or ‘natural’ ends. This clause is commonly taken to mean that there is no relationship between theology and politics, economics, and the other social sciences. 28 Paradoxically, without further qualiWcations, such a reading requires a kind of extreme severance of the Church from the world, even though the document is regarded as a general call to Catholics to be more engaged in the life of the world.

Christology is deemed necessary for any adequate anthropology. Christ is the eschatological Adam to whom the Wrst Adam already pointed, the true image of God who transforms man once more into a likeness to God. By emphasizing this paragraph, John Paul II and Ratzinger attempted to undercut any secularizing potential of the document. If Christology is a necessary component of any adequate anthropology, gaudium et spes 33 secular humanism is always inadequate. 12 According to this reading, the point of Gaudium et spes is not to accommodate Catholicism to the culture of modernity, but to aYrm certain aspirations of the moderns, such as the longing for human freedom and self-fulWlment, and to argue that only a Christocentric anthropology has any hope of realizing these legitimate aspirations.

Flawed conceptions of the meaning of autonomy in paragraph 36 inevitably lead to Xawed understandings of the treatment of freedom. Here again Ratzinger is critical of the presentation in Gaudium et spes because the Christocentric accent is missing. The treatment of freedom unrolls on the plain of natural theology and recourse is made to notions of a natural ethics in Old Testament wisdom theology without any reference to the criticisms of this approach in other sections of the Old Testament, including the Book of Job.

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