By Tracey Rowland
A favored studying of Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) is that he began as a revolutionary yet had moment suggestions after the cultural revolution of the past due Nineteen Sixties. A extra unfavourable portrait is that of an bold and intellectually precocious younger guy who replaced theological allegiances for the sake of advertising in the Catholic hierarchy.
Now, during this probing publication, Tracey Rowland deals a 3rd interpreting, person who situates the idea of Pope Benedict in the highbrow background and educational circles of his time. the 1st severe review of the recent Pope's theological imaginative and prescient, this considerate quantity covers themes similar to the interpretations of the second one Vatican Council, Pope Benedict's kinfolk 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 average statement that Pope Benedict has been stimulated by way of the concept of St. Augustine not like a lot of his predecessors within the papacy who have been even more strongly motivated through St. Thomas Aquinas. This paintings hence addresses the subject of in what means Benedict is an Augustinian. the quantity additionally contains a bibliography prepared thematically in the event you are looking to discover his inspiration extra deeply in a specific area.
A penetrating account of the concept of the reigning pontiff, this quantity deals a wealth of perception for everybody attracted to Pope Benedict and the course of the trendy Catholic Church.
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