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John Seymour | 1808 comments Mod
One of Cardinal Ratzinger's most important and widely read books. As he states in the preface, since this book was first published over 30 years ago, many changes and significant events have occurred in the world, and in the Church. But even so, he says he is firmly convinced that his fundamental approach in this book is still very timely and crucial for the spiritual needs of modern man. That approach puts the question of God and the question about Christ in the very center, which leads to a narrative Christology and demonstrates that the place for faith is in the Church.Thus, this remarkable elucidation of the Apostle's Creed gives an excellent, modern interpretation of the foundations of Christianity. Ratzinger's profound treatment of Christianity's basic truths combines a spiritual outlook with a deep knowledge of Scripture and the history of theology.


John Seymour | 1808 comments Mod
I am struggling with how to structure our discussion of this book. I am thinking of just having separate threads for the prefaces and introduction, and each of the three parts: God, Jesus Christ and The Spirit and The Church. I am thinking of adding a new thread each week, spreading the material out over the month.

I would add a separate thread for quotes.

I am open to other ideas, so feel free to offer them.


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Jill A. | 640 comments Have you posted the thread for the other sections, starting with "God"?


Mariangel | 503 comments I finished it today. The things I liked the most had been already posted here. Overall it felt hard to follow, though some insights were excellent.


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