Pope Benedict XVI

APOSTLES

$12.95

"Through the Apostles, we come to Jesus himself" ----Pope Benedict XVI

In this fascinating and inspirational journey with the chosen disciples of Jesus, Pope Benedict XVI demonstrates a profound, unbreakable continuity ---- built upon the foundation of the Apostles and alive in the succession of the Apostles ---- by which Christ is present today in His people and His church.

Let Pope Benedict be your guide as the distance of centuries is overcome and he reveals the impact of Christ's vision through the calling and works of the Apostles. Ignite your faith with this timeless connection between Jesus, His Apostles, the Church, and you.

As Jesus said to his first two future Apostles, "Come and see. Come so that you will be able to see."

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9781592767991
Publication Date: 
2010-08-14

APOSTLES A STUDY GUIDE

$29.95

Let best-selling author Amy Welborn help you explore the riches of The Apostles by Pope Benedict XVI with this indispensable study guide. Timely, relevant, and rooted in Scripture, this program is perfect for parish small faith communities, Bible study, or other faith-sharing groups. The study guide includes tips on leading successful adult study groups as well as prayers, questions for study, and questions for reflection.Immerse yourself in the Holy Father's inspirational words and ponder their meaning for your life.

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9781592763962
Publication Date: 
2007-07-31

APOSTLES A STUDY GUIDE

$4.95

Let best-selling author Amy Welborn help you explore the riches of The Apostles by Pope Benedict XVI with this indispensable study guide. Timely, relevant, and rooted in Scripture, this program is perfect for parish small faith communities, Bible study, or other faith-sharing groups. The study guide includes tips on leading successful adult study groups as well as prayers, questions for study, and questions for reflection.Immerse yourself in the Holy Father's inspirational words and ponder their meaning for your life.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781592764099
Publication Date: 
2007-08-06

APOSTLES ILLUSTRATED EDITION

$29.95

Through the Apostles, we come to Jesus himself Pope Benedict XVI In this fascinating and inspirational journey with the chosen disciples of Jesus, Pope Benedict XVI demonstrates a profound, unbreakable continuity built upon the foundation of the Apostles and alive in the succession of the Apostles by which Christ is present today in His people and His church. Let Pope Benedict be your guide as the distance of centuries is overcome and he reveals the impact of Christ's vision through the calling and works of the Apostles. The eloquence of the Pope's words are further enhanced through the use of timeless Sacred art. This illustrated gift edition encompasses classic art from the masters such as Giotto, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci. Filled with over 60 beautiful color illustrations. Ignite your faith with this timeless connection between Jesus, His Apostles, the Church, and you. As Jesus said to his first two future Apostles, Come and see. Come so that you will be able to see.

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9781592765386
Publication Date: 
2008-10-28

APOSTLES THE ORIGIN OF THE CHURCH AND THEIR COWORKERS

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Through the Apostles, we come to Jesus himself. -- Pope Benedict XVIIn this fascinating and inspirational journey with the chosen disciples of Jesus, Pope Benedict XVI demonstrates a profound, unbreakable continuity -- built upon the foundation of the Apostles and alive in the succession of the Apostles -- by which Christ is present today in His Church.At the start of the third millennium, my beloved predecessor John Paul II invited the Church to contemplate the Face of Christ (cf. Novo Millennio Ineunte, n. 16 ff.). Continuing in the same direction, I would like to show in this book how it is precisely the light of that Face that is reflected on the face of the Church (cf. Lumen Gentium, n. 1), notwithstanding the limits and shadows of our fragile and sinful humanity. After Mary, a pure reflection of the light of Christ, it is from the Apostles, through their word and witness, that we receive the truth of Christ. Their mission is not isolated, however, but is situated wthin a mystery of communion that involves the entire People of God and is carried out in stages from the Old to the New Covenant. -- From The Apostles

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9781592764051
Publication Date: 
2007-06-30

BEHOLD THE PIERCED ONE

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Proceeding from the prayerful dialogue between Jesus and His Eternal Father, Ratzinger shows how one can only approach the mystery of the Heart of Christ through the imitation of his prayer.

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9780898700879
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BENEDICT OF BAVARIA

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Just in time for the Pope's April 2008 visit to the US Highlighting a little-known personal side of Pope Benedict XVI, this book places him in the context of his homeland, Bavaria a place which Brennan Pursell has come to know well through extensive travel and study over the last 12 years. Explore the extraordinary brilliance of Pope Benedict's mind and the universality of his vocation within the context of his identity as a simple Bavarian son. Includes color photos and a rare look at a day in the life of the Pope. Benedict of Bavaria took two years to write, and was born of an overwhelming desire Dr. Pursell felt to make the life and work of his favorite theologian better known to the American reading public. Much of the media coverage about the Pope has demonstrated a general lack of knowledge about the culture that contributed so decisively to his youth and formation. This book helps change that. Since 2001, Pursell has served as a professor of history at DeSales University, a Catholic liberal arts college in eastern Pennsylvania, where he teaches a wide range of courses in European history and leads summer tours of Bavaria for students and community members.

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9781933271170
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2008-04-30
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BENEDICT OPTION A STRATEGY FOR CHRISTIANS IN A POST-CHRISTIAN NATION

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$25.00

In a radical vision for the future of Christianity, New York Times bestselling author and American Conservative columnist Rod Dreher calls on American Christians to prepare for the coming Dark Age by embracing an ancient Christian way of life.
From the inside, American churches are hollowed out by the departure of young people and by an insipid pseudo-Christianity. From the outside, they are beset by challenges to religious liberty in a rapidly secularizing culture. Keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House might have bought a brief reprieve from the state's assault, but it will not stop the West's slide into decadence and dissolution.
Rod Dreher argues that the way forward is actu-ally the way back--all the way to St. Benedict of Nur-sia. This sixth-century monk, horrified by the moral chaos following Rome's fall, retreated to the forest and created a new way of life for Christians. He built enduring Christian communities based on principles of order, hospitality, stability, and prayer. His spiritual centers of hope were strongholds of light throughout the Dark Ages, and saved not just Christianity but Western civilization.
Today, a new, post-Christian barbarism reigns. Many believers are blind to it, and their churches are too weak to resist. Politics offers little help in this spiritual crisis. What is needed is the Benedict Option, a strategy that draws on the authority of Scripture and the wisdom of the ancient church. The goal: to embrace exile from mainstream culture and construct a resilient counterculture.
This book is both manifesto and rallying cry for Christians who, if they are not to be conquered, must learn how to fight on culture war battlefields like none the West has seen for fifteen hundred years. The Benedict Option is for all mere Chris-tians--Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox--who can read the signs of the times. Neither false optimism nor fatalistic despair will do. Only faith, hope, and love, embodied in a renewed church and resilient culture, can sustain believers in the dark age that has overtaken us. These are the days for building strong arks for the long journey across a sea of night.

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9780735213296
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2017-03-13
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BENEDICT XVI

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Internationally acclaimed for his award-winning photographs of Pope John Paul II, photojournalist Gianni Giansanti documents the transformation of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger into the Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church. Granted unprecedented access to the Vatican, Giansanti has captured major public highlights and meaningful private moments to provide fresh insight into the events and personal experiences of Benedict XVI's first year as pope. The book is organized into chapters that chronicle Benedict's path to the papacy and his transition to global leader, from his selection by the conclave to succeed John Paul II to his first public appearances to the challenges confronting him as the first post-September 11 pontiff. Readers are provided with a rare glimpse into both the public and private worlds of Pope Benedict XVI, from his attendance at Pope John Paul's funeral to his coronation ceremony, from a walk in the Italian Alps to a moment of quiet reflection in his chambers. In addition, the photographs introduce us to the cardinals, bishops, and prelates in the service of Benedict XVI. Through these pictures, readers begin to gain an understanding of a man who, despite his prominent public position, has been far less familiar to us than his predecessor-until now. An incisive text accompanies the superb photographs.

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9788854401624
Publication Date: 
2006-10-16
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BENEDICT XVI A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED

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9780567034373
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2010-07-14
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BENEDICT XVI AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT

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In the person of Benedict XVI, the Church has a Pope who is one of the most significant of Europe's intellectuals. The journalist Peter Seewald, who has known Ratzinger since 1992, conducted the "longest interviews in Church history" with him, for two books which were best-sellers world-wide, Salt of the Earth, and God and the World.

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9781586171902
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2008-11-30
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BENEDICT XVI ESSAYS AND REFLECTIONS ON HIS PAPACY

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Benedict XVI is an extraordinary presentation of the first five years of Benedict's leadership as pope. The book provides an unprecedented look into the life and work of the Holy Father, with images that show him both in formal, public appearances and in intimate moments alone and with others. Elegantly designed and produced, the book features more than 100 brilliant full-color photos that illustrate the Pope's international travels and meetings with world leaders, as well as his contact with lay Catholics and moments of personal study or contemplation. Essays by the staff of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops explore key themes of Benedict's papacy, including his work on environmental issues and in the Middle East, and personal reflections from friends and church leaders reveal his profoundly human side. The book also features excerpts from Benedict's own writings and an essential resource section. Benedict XVI is an invaluable keepsake and resource for Catholics, spiritual seekers, and those interested in how Catholicism touches the world today.

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9781580512343
Publication Date: 
2010-09-15
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BENEDICT XVI LEARNING TO BELIEVE

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9780818913563
Publication Date: 
2013-05-20

BENEDICT XVI'S REFORM

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$14.95

When Benedict XVI reestablished the celebration of the older Latin Mass, voices of protest rose up from many sides. The widespread fear was--and is--that the Pope had revealed himself as the reactionary defender of tradition that many have accused him of being since he was the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the former Holy Office.

Defenders of Benedict XVI have responded to these objections by explaining that the use of the Tridentine Rite is not a "step backward" to pre-Vatican II times, but rather a step forward. Now the Church can see what the older rite offered in terms of beauty, reverence, and meaning and perhaps desire more of those elements in the ordinary form of the Mass.

A professor of theology and liturgy, the author of this book explains the motives behind the Pope's decision to allow two forms of the Mass. He does this by turning to the Pope's own theological and liturgical writings, but he also draws from his experiences on various Church commissions and in offices of the Roman Curia.

The author also brings to his subject an astute understanding of current social and spiritual trends both inside and outside the Church. Sensitive to modern man's hunger for the sacred, he desires with Pope Benedict XVI that the Mass be first

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9781586174460
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2012-04-30
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BENEDICTUS DAY BY DAY WITH POPE BENEDICT THE XIV

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366 meditations for everyday of the year drawn from the wrtitings, homilies, and talks of Pope Benedict XVI. An elegant, hardcover book, with a cloth ribbon to keep place.

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9780967618654
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2006-10-31
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BREAKFAST WITH BENEDICT

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$15.95

"Let us turn our gaze towards Christ. It is he who will make us free to love as he loves us, and to build a reconciled world." Pope Benedict XVI

Imagine starting every morning for five minutes with the Holy Father! How would your routine and daily preparation change based on these brief moments of inspiration, insight, and invitations to prayer?

Now, you can do exactly that with these five-minute reflections to center your heart and mind on Christ before the noise of each day begins. Excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI's homilies, speeches, documents, and writings will inspire, encourage, and challenge you to a greater devotion to Christ in everything you do. In the time it takes to sip a cup of coffee, you can gain the spiritual wisdom of one of the most prolific and respected Catholic theologians of our time and share in his efforts to build a new world

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9781592765768
Publication Date: 
2009-02-28
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CALLED TO COMMUNION-UNDERSTAND

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9780898705782
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1996-02-29
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CARDINAL RATZINGER

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A vivid blow-by-blow of the controversies that have wracked the Catholic Church during the past twenty yearsLiberation theology, birth control, women's ordination, inclusive language, "radical feminism," homosexuality, religious pluralism, human rights in the church, and the roles of bishops and theologians-one man has stood at the dead center of all these controversial issues: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. A teenage American POW as the Third Reich crumbled and a progressive wunderkind at the Second Vatican Council, Ratzinger, for twenty years, has been head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (until 1908 known as the Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition, or Holy Office). The book goes a long way toward explaining the central enigma surrounding Ratzinger: How did this erstwhile liberal end up as the chief architect of the third great wave of repression in Catholic theology in the twentieth century? Based on extensive interviews with Ratzinger's students and colleagues, as well as research in archives in both Bavaria and the United States, Allen's account shows that Ratzinger's deep suspicion of "the world," his preoccupation with human sinfulness, and his demand for rock-solid loyalty to the church run deep. They reach into his childhood "in the shadow of the Nazis" and reflect his formative theological influences: Augustine, Bonaventure, and Martin Luther(!) rather than the world-affirming Thomas Aquinas. When the cardinals of the Catholic Church next gather in the Sistine Chapel to elect a pope, Allen argues, they will in effect be deciding whether to continue the policies Ratzinger has been the central force in shaping."The servility of the sycophants, of those who shy from and shun every collision, who prize above all their calm complacency, is not true obedience. . . . What the church needs today as always are not adulators to extol the status quo, but men whose humility and obedience are not less than their passion for the truth; . . .men who love the church more than the ease and the unruffled course of their personal destiny."-Joseph Ratzinger (1962)>

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9780826412652
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2001-10-31
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CHRIST OUR HOPE

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The complete set of Pope Benedict XVI's addresses, speeches, and homilies from April 15-20, 2008, given Thein Washington, DC, and New York.

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9780809105618
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2008-10-31
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CHRISTIANITY AND THE CRISIS OF CULTURE

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Written by Joseph Ratzinger shortly before he became Pope Benedict XVI, "Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures"looks at the growing conflict of cultures evident in the Western world. The West faces a deadly contradiction of its own making, he contends.

Terrorism is on the rise. Technological advances of the West, employed by people who have cut themselves off from the moral wisdom of the past, threaten to abolish man (as C.S. Lewis put it) whether through genetic manipulation or physical annihilation.

In short, the West is at war-with itself. Its scientific outlook has brought material progress. The Enlightenment's appeal to reason has achieved a measure of freedom. But contrary to what many people suppose, both of these accomplishments depend on Judeo-Christian foundations, including the moral worldview that created Western culture.

More than anything else, argues Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, the important contributions of the West are threatened today by an exaggerated scientific outlook and by moral relativism-what Benedict XVI calls "the dictatorship of relativism"-in the name of freedom.

"Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures"is no mere tirade against the moral decline of the West. Razinger challenges the West to return to its roots by finding a place for God in modern culture. He argues that both Christian culture and the Enlightenment formed the West, and that both hold the keys to human life and freedom as well as to domination and destruction.

Ratzinger challenges non-believer and believer alike. "Both parties," he writes, "must reflect on their own selves and be ready to accept correction." He challenges secularized, unbelieving people to open themselves to God as the ground of true rationality and freedom. He calls on believers to "make God credible in this world by means of the enlightened faith they live."

Topics include:

Reflections on the Cultures in Conflict Today The Significance and Limits of Today's Rationalistic Culture The Permanent Significance of the Christian Faith Why We Must Not Give Up the Fight The Law of the Jungle, the Rule of Law We Must Use Our Eyes! Faith and Everyday Life Can Agnosticism Be a Solution? The Natural Knowledge of God "Supernatural" Faith and Its Origins "

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9781586171421
Publication Date: 
2006-05-29
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CHURCH FATHERS

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Following his best selling book, "Jesus of Nazareth," and his talks published in"Jesus, the Apostles, and the Early Church," Pope Benedict's"Church Fathers"presents these important figures of early Christianity in all their evangelical vitality, spiritual profundity, and uncompromising love of God. Benedict tells the true story of Christianity's against-all-odds triumph in the face of fierce Roman hostility and persecution. He does this by exploring the lives and the ideas of the early Christian writers, pastors, and martyrs, men so important to the spread of Christianity that history remembers them as "the Fathers of the Church."

This rich and engrossing survey of the early Church includes those churchmen who immediately succeeded the Apostles, the "Apostolic Fathers": Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus of Lyon. Benedict also discusses such great Christian figures as Tertullian, Origen, Cyprian of Carthage, the Cappadocian Fathers, as well as the giants John Chrysostom, Jerome, and Augustine. This book is a wonderful way to get to know the Church Fathers and the tremendous spiritually rich patrimony they have bequeathed to us."

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9781586172459
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2008-10-31
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COME MEET JESUS

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The person of Jesusand our need to encounter him personallyis the common thread through all that Pope Benedict XVI has written and taught. As he once urged young people, Open, open wide the doors to Christand you will find true life. In this book, popular Catholic writer Amy Welborn highlights the many ways in which the pope is inviting his listeners, both inside and outside the church, to discover the saving, healing, life-giving love of Jesus. As we listen with open minds and hearts to Pope Benedicts persistent and heartfelt invitation, we will be inspired to put friendship with Jesus at the center of our lives. And as the pope shows us, we can encounter Jesus in ourselves, in Scripture, in the liturgy, in prayer, and in everyday life.

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9781593251673
Publication Date: 
2009-12-31
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COMING TOGETHER IN JOY 99 SAYINGS BY BENEDICT XVI

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Now in paperback! Celebrating his visit to the U.S. in April! Coming Together in Joy distills Pope Benedict's counsel from his many years of Truthsearching and study, prayer and reflection, priestly ministry and service to the Church. These 99 short reflections guide us on a journey along various aspects of the Christian faith, such as the bond between reason and belief, Mary, the Eucharist, social justice and evangelization. Ever alert to the real issues of families and young people, priests and teachers, the learned and the simple, the Pope also points us to the way faith makes a real difference in our lives. Taken together, these sayings comprise a concise summary of the main elements of Pope Benedict's teachings. They are a joy to read, satisfying the soul's hunger and quenching the mind's thirst.

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9781565482746
Publication Date: 
2008-03-04
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COMING TOGETHER IN JOY 99 SAYINGS BY BENEDICT XVI

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$14.95

Coming Together in Joy distills Pope Benedict's counsel from his many years of Truthsearching and study, prayer and reflection, priestly ministry and service to the Church. These 99 short reflections guide us on a journey along various aspects of the Christian faith, such as the bond between reason and belief, Mary, the Eucharist, social justice and evangelization. Ever alert to the real issues of families and young people, priests and teachers, the learned and the simple, the Pope also points us to the way faith makes a real difference in our lives. Taken together, these sayings comprise a concise summary of the main elements of Pope Benedict's teachings. They are a joy to read, satisfying the souls hunger and quenching the mind's thirst.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781565482739
Publication Date: 
2007-11-01

COVENANT AND COMMUNION

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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.

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9781587432699
Publication Date: 
2009-09-30
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