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Kirche, Ökumene und Politik: neue Versuche zur Ekklesiologie
This work features the most discussed topics of the life of the Church, treated with unique frankness and depth by the Church's spiritual and theological leader. 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 Christ ...more
Unknown Binding, 245 pages
Published 1987 by Johannes
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Dec 30, 2015 Christopher Blosser rated it really liked it · review of another edition
As with anything of Ratzinger's, I'm impressed by the clarity and precision with which he writes and develops his train of thought. (Compare/contrast Ratzinger with, oh, say John Milbank and you can understand what a pleasure it is to read somebody with such lucid prose). In this case I admittedly had a greater interest in the latter half of the book -- on the relationship between Christianity and politics -- than matters of ecclesiology and ecumenism, though "Luther and the Unity of the Churche ...more
Pope Benedict XVI (Latin: Benedictus PP. XVI; Italian: Benedetto XVI; German: Benedikt XVI.; born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger on 16 April 1927) was the 265th Pope, by virtue of his office of Bishop of Rome, the Sovereign of the Vatican City State and the head of the Roman Catholic Church. He was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave, celebrated his Papal Inauguration Mass on 24 April 2005, an ...moreMore about Pope Benedict XVI...