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To Look on Christ

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Anyone wanting to understand Pope Benedict XVI's view of the relationship between Christianity and the world must read this eloquent book. Secular thought has failed to answer the great questions of human existence. Benedict XVI invites us to rediscover the Christ-centered basis for hope.
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Crossroad Publishing Company (first published March 1991)
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Stuart
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Yes of Jesus Christ is a short book by Joseph Ratzinger that offers reflections on faith, hope, and love. In the first part, the book begins with the question, "Is faith an attitude worthy of a modern and mature human being?" The answer is an obvious yes, but Ratzinger goes on to explain that there are three elements of everyday faith. 1. Its always directed to someone who "knows" the matter at hand. 2. Trust of the majority who in their daily use of things are able to build less on the subs ...more
Nick
Dec 02, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series of talks delivered as a retreat in the eighties is magnificent. Ratzinger is always precise in his writing, but here he is at pains for clarity as well, as the profound truths he seeks to articulate are of monumental importance for the people of our age. With a discerning eye, he tackles the deep relevance of the often obscure theological virtues (basing much of his understanding of them on Pieper's landmark work) to the Church and to the world, making the connections necessary for u ...more
Pater Edmund
Dec 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I have already read this book twice, and I am sure I shall read it again. It is an amazing experiential reflection on the theological virtues and the particular obstacles to living them in our time.
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Apr 24, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A very traditional but sound reflection on faith, hope, and love. Pope Benedict's analysis of the despair at the heart of modernity is right on target.
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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 Catholic Church. He was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave, celebrated his Papal Inauguration Mass on 24 April 2005, and too ...more