Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Daughter Zion: Meditations on the Church's Marian Belief” as Want to Read:
Daughter Zion: Meditations on the Church's Marian Belief
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Daughter Zion: Meditations on the Church's Marian Belief

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  56 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Daughter Zion explores the biblical witness to the Church's Marian dogmas? Mary's role as Mother of God, her virginity, the Immaculate Conception, and her Assumption into heaven. Cardinal Ratzinger examines how these beliefs are linked to the Church's faith in Jesus Christ. Far from competing with the truth about Christ, the Church's Marian beliefs uphold and underscore th ...more
Paperback, 82 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Ignatius Press (first published 1977)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Daughter Zion, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Daughter Zion

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Mike
May 05, 2013 Mike rated it really liked it
The first portion of the book provides one of the best explorations of Mary as Virgin and Mother, as Theotokos, that I've encountered. The meditations in the portions on the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption included some beautiful insights into the Catholic faith. For such a short work, Daughter Zion is certainly quite an accomplishment. Readers should be aware going in, however, that the book is a theological meditation... it goes into more theological and exegetical detail than a praye ...more
Bethanie Ryan
Sep 22, 2016 Bethanie Ryan rated it really liked it
Yesterday I finished the first book I’ve ever read by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. I’m quite proud of myself. This isn’t the first one I’ve started. One of the Lay Dominicans in my chapter has made the argument that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will one day be declared a Doctor of the Church. To be declared a Doctor of the Church, you have to be someone that people generally agree wrote or spoke in such a way as to clarify or develop Christian doctrine. Many commentators have pointed out that B ...more
Conor
Jan 03, 2012 Conor rated it it was amazing
Great book on the Church's Marian Doctrine. In his typically simple and accessible style, Joseph Ratzinger gives a broad overview of the Church's Marian teaching. His simplicity and beauty in explaining these teachings is remarkable. There are tons of little gems in this little gem of a book!
Zachary
Dec 29, 2014 Zachary rated it really liked it
Shelves: dickensian
A very concise and cogent theological reflection on a few of Mary's titles (Mother, Mother of God), and the connection between the theology of the Church, and the theology of Mary. Ratzinger's theology is, as usual, almost poetry.
Erik
Dec 14, 2009 Erik marked it as to-read
Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Bibliography.
Ei
Mar 24, 2016 Ei rated it really liked it
Answered the question of Mary, Mother of God vs Mother of Christ.
A real stretch for me to read. Lots of new vocabulary words. ;)
Peter
Jul 18, 2015 Peter rated it it was amazing
While as an affirmation of Roman Catholic Marian theology this little book goes beyond what I would affirm as a Protestant, there is much here that is of benefit to any Christian. Ratzinger/Benedict is at his best when explaining those doctrines which have been most universally accepted by the church.
Suzanne Garrison
Marian Dogma Explained

One of Pope Benedict's earlier writings, this short treatise on Marian dogma is a jumbled mix of a relatable, easy to understand writing style and a scholarly, put you to sleep lecture.
Glória Hefzibá
Glória Hefzibá marked it as to-read
Sep 30, 2016
Martin
Martin marked it as to-read
Sep 27, 2016
Matthew
Matthew rated it really liked it
Sep 08, 2016
Christopher McCaffery
Christopher McCaffery rated it really liked it
Sep 03, 2016
Eduard Iulian
Eduard Iulian rated it it was amazing
Aug 23, 2016
Brandon
Brandon marked it as to-read
Aug 10, 2016
Tess Babcock
Tess Babcock marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2016
Kelsey Grace
Kelsey Grace rated it it was amazing
Aug 10, 2016
Johnnysc
Johnnysc marked it as to-read
Jul 19, 2016
Donald Forster
Donald Forster marked it as to-read
Jul 12, 2016
Patrick
Patrick marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2016
Nathan Sparks
Nathan Sparks rated it it was amazing
Jun 27, 2016
Carina
Carina marked it as to-read
Jun 15, 2016
Emil Anton
Emil Anton rated it it was amazing
Jun 08, 2016
Xue Franco
Xue Franco marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2016
Aleja Verna Salando
Aleja Verna Salando rated it it was amazing
May 12, 2016
Rich
Rich marked it as to-read
Jun 14, 2016
Nathan  Phillips
Nathan Phillips marked it as to-read
Apr 07, 2016
Josh
Josh rated it really liked it
Apr 03, 2016
Arthur Lammers
Arthur Lammers marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2016
Pearl
Pearl marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
4905855
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 ...more
More about Pope Benedict XVI...

Share This Book