This book also recounts Joseph Ratzinger’s calling and ordination to the Joseph Ratzinger would go on to serve for over two decades as the Prefect of the . Milestones has ratings and 19 reviews. booklady said: Excellent! of man, Milestones is the early autobiography of Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger. By Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI). Rich in humor and culture, as well as passion and love for the cause of God and of man, Milestones is the.
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Joseph Ratzinger would go on to serve for over two decades as the Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith under John Paul II, before being elected pope himself in World War II portal. The immediate post-war situation of the Church in Germany exercised a huge influence on the fledgling theologian.
Nazi Germany to Forgot password or Username? Holy Week Jesus of Nazareth: Though it was written eight years prior to his inauguration as pope, it serves as a good introduction both to the man and to the theological positions he emphasized during his papacy.
John Allen, a Ratzinger biographer, reports a revelation made by Cardinal Ratzinger at a conference in the Vatican on 28 November Using the best findings of academic theology, Ratzinger goes beyond them to create something new and original.
Liturgy is about great and marvelous things happening under the form of little actions and words. Few of the names are likely to be easily recognizable, and fewer still the esoteric schools of thought.
Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland. A genuine humbleness radiates from these pages as he describes his ecclesiastical career from a relatively modest background into recognition as one of the leading theologians and churchmen of his generation.
Young theologians such as Henri de Lubacwho had a great influence on Ratzinger, turned to the Fathers of the Church for inspiration and found it.
I wouldn’t buy it as a gift for the orthodox Catholic in my life, but I would recommend it if you happen to see it in the library.
But also his study of Augustine, the great explorer of the human soul and its relationship to God, alerted him to the subjective aspect of grasping objective truth. In the introduction to your book you wrote about how it was an “unsettling sight” to see, in April”the familiar face of my former teacher in hundreds of posters everywhere.
However, diminished morale and equally diminished risk of prosecution from a preoccupied and disorganized German military contributed to the growing wave of soldiers looking toward self-preservation. Rarely has a theologian been able to speak to people’s minds and hearts in such a way that their lives can be changed as a result. Joseph Ratzinger again returned home. Pope Benedict is the founder and patron of the Ratzinger Foundation, a charitable organisation, which makes money from the sale of his books and essays in order to fund scholarships and bursaries for students across the world.
Who imagines him a teenager risking his life escaping a Nazi forced-labor camp? The Pope’s visit to Turkey, especially to the Blue Mosque, should have put an end to any doubts about his attitude toward Islam. Every new step into the liturgy was a great event for me. Paperbackpages. It is obvious he would have enjoyed a quiet life as a priestly academic, devoting himself to reading, writing and playing the piano.
Childhood between the Innand the Salzach Rivers. An apostolic exhortation is a type of communication from the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church that encourages a community of people to undertake a particular activity, but does not define Church doctrine. According to an interview with Peter Seewald [ who?
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Aug 29, Rodrigo rated it really liked it. Inwhen he was 16, Joseph Ratzinger was drafted with many of his classmates into the Luftwaffenhelfer program. For questions or to order over the phone: After his service in World War II, the interest level starts to dip.
Despite all the influences I mentioned, Ratzinger retained his distance and so retained his independence as a thinker, even with regard to the great theologians he studied. Published November 1st by Ignatius Press first published mi,estones Theological Studies in Munich. Desertions were widespread during the last weeks of ratzingeer war, although deserters were subject to death if caught.
Views Read Edit View history. As Pope he authored the best-selling Jesus of Nazareth ; and prior to his pontificate, he wrote many influential books that continue to remain important for the contemporary Church, such as Introduction to Christianity and The Spirit of the Liturgy.
Mind and Heart CDs – Fr. At Gilching, Ratzinger served in a telephone communications post.
He is a joy to meet.