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Thought of Pope Benedict XVI: An Introduction to the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger by Aidan Nichols OP

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Aidan Nichols' timely book is the first full-scale investigation of Joseph Ratzinger's theology, from the 1950s to the present day. It presents a chronological account of the development of Ratzinger's writing that reflects a wide range of historical and theoretical interests. A comprehensive introduction to a figure who is in his own right, quite apart from his significance in the politics of the Church, a major German Catholic theologian of the twentieth century. This new edition amplifies existing chapters by reference to books by Ratzinger between 1986/1987 and his election as Pope in 2005, and includes two new chapters - Judaism, Islam and other religions, and the secularization and future of Europe.


Reviews (2)
MrCat
A great book but then he does write well.
Painshade
Nichols has written yet another fine work, this time on the theological thought of Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI. Written in the late 1980s, Nichols does not go into much of Ratzinger's work as head of the CDF, a Roman congregation whose purpose it is to defend and clarify the Faith. However, he does go thoroughly into Ratzinger's pre-conciliar work, his work at the Second Vatican Council, and his work in Germany afterwards. An absolutely wonderful book; it gives the reader less of a biography of Ratzinger and more an overview of those things which have influenced the way he thinks. A must-read.

ISBN: 0860124223

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ISBN13: 978-0860124221

Publisher: Burns & Oates (September 26, 2007)

Language: English

Subcategory: Catholicism

Pages: 304

Thought of Pope Benedict XVI: An Introduction to the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger
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Author: Aidan Nichols OP
Title: Thought of Pope Benedict XVI: An Introduction to the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger