Pilgrim Fellowship of Faith

Author: Pope Benedict XVI
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 0898709636
Format: PDF, ePub
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Characterised by Ratzinger's concisely reasoned style it helps those who wish to understand the modern Church and the thinking of Pope Benedict XVI.

Dogma and Preaching

Author: Pope Benedict XVI
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1586173278
Format: PDF
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Presents philosophies for preaching as drawn from Church dogmas, and stresses the three main principles of sound preaching -- dogma, scripture, and an understanding of the Church's contemporary situation.

Joseph Ratzinger

Author: Maximilian Heinrich Heim
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9781586171490
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is a major work on the theology of Joseph Ratzinger by a highly regarded German theologian, priest and writer. Since his election to the Papacy, Ratzinger's theology, and in particular his ecclesiology (theology of the Church), has been in the limelight of theological and ecumenical discussions. This work studies in detail Ratzinger's ecclesiology in the light of Vatican II, against the ongoing debate about what Vatican II really meant to say about the life of the Church, its liturgy, its worship, its doctirne, its pastoral mission, and more.

Church Ecumenism and Politics

Author: Benedikt XVI. (Papst)
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1586172174
Format: PDF
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In this collection of essays, theologian Joseph Ratzinger, now Benedict XVI, tackles three major issues in the Church today--the nature of the Church, the pursuit of Christian unity, and the relationship of Christianity to the secular/political power.

Sacrament of Salvation

Author: Paul McPartlan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567292995
Format: PDF, ePub
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For all who wish to develop a eucharistic understanding of the Church and its application to issues of current debate.

Covenant and Communion

Author: Scott W. Hahn
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 9781441205230
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's election as Pope Benedict XVI brought a world-class biblical theologian to the papacy. There is an intensely biblical quality to his pastoral teaching and he has demonstrated a keen concern for the authentic interpretation of sacred Scripture. Here a foremost interpreter of Catholic thought and life offers a probing look at Benedict's biblical theology and provides a clear and concise introduction to his life and work. Bestselling author and theologian Scott Hahn argues that the heart of Benedict's theology is salvation history and the Bible and shows how Benedict accepts historical criticism but recognizes its limits. The author also explains how Benedict reads the overall narrative of Scripture and how he puts it to work in theology, liturgy, and Christian discipleship.

Called to Communion

Author: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1681490676
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a book of wisdom and insight that explains how providential are the trials through which the Catholic Church is now passing. The need of the Papal Primacy to ensure Christian unity; the true meaning of the Priesthood as a sacrament and not a mere ministry; the necessity of the Eucharist as the Sacrifice of the Savior now offering Himself on our altars; the role of the Bishops as successors of the Apostles, united with the successor of St. Peter, the Bishop of Rome; the value of suffering in union with Christ crucified; the indispensable service of the laity in the apostolate - all these themes receive from Cardinal Ratzinger new clarity and depth.

Vatican II

Author: William Madges
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1610977394
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Original essays explore the effects and influences of the Second Vatican Council, particularly on its understanding of church, engagement with the modern world, and encounters with other religions. Contributors include: Philip A. Franco, St. John's University, New York Peter C. Phan, Georgetown University Christopher D. Denny, St. John's University, New York Harriet A. Luckman, College of Mount Saint Joseph Alice L. Laffey, College of the Holy Cross Francis Holland, St. John's University, New York Jason King, St. Vincent College William French, Loyola University, Chicago Christine Firer Hinze, Marquette University Victor Lee Austin, Saint Thomas Church, New York John Sniegocki, Xavier University Elaine Catherine MacMillan, University of San Diego Paul F. Knitter, Xavier University Reid B. Locklin, St. Michael's College, University of Toronto Elena G. Procario-Foley, Iona College Phillip Luke Sinitiere, University of Houston

Dialogue of Love

Author: Eduardo J. Echeverria
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606081764
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Dialogue of Love is written from the perspective of an evangelical Catholic Ecumenist. Raised Catholic, but having responded to the Gospel at L'Abri Fellowship in 1970, Eduardo J. Echeverria's journey took the paths of Reformed and then Anglo-Catholic Christianity on his way back to full communion with the Catholic Church in 1992. Engaging in ecumenical conversation as a committed Roman Catholic whose views have been shaped by, among others, Romano Guardini, John Paul II, and Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI), the author discusses in an articulate, bracing, and constructive manner, the positions of representative thinkers in the Dutch neo-Calvinist tradition of Reformed Christianity: Herman Bavinck, G. C. Berkouwer, and Herman Dooyeweerd. Fundamental issues of ecclesiology, meaning and truth, sacramental theology, the relation between the Church and the world, nature and grace, and issues on the relation of faith and reason are examined with the aim of achieving clarification and understanding. Readers will experience ecumenical "Dialogue . . . not simply [as] an exchange of ideas," but also as "an 'exchange of gifts'," indeed, "a dialogue of love" (John Paul II).