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Ratzingers Faith Theo Pope Benedict 16th

Author(s): Tracey Rowland

ISBN13: 9780199570348

ISBN10: 0199570345


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  • - The first substantial assessment of Benedict XVIs theological vision
    - Illuminates his relation to other thinkers and the Catholic tradition
    - Looks at his theological influences and how these shape his strategic priorities

    A general introduction to the theology of Pope Benedict XVI, including his approach to issues in moral and political theology, ecclesiology, liturgy, interpretations of the of the documents of the Second Vatican Council, and the theology of history. Tracey Rowland also addresses the question of Pope Benedicts place in the constellation of contemporary Catholic theologians. It has become a commonplace observation that Pope Benedict has been influenced by the thought of St Augustine, in contrast to many of his predecessors in the papacy who were much more strongly influenced by St Thomas Aquinas. Rowland therefore asks in what way Benedict is an Augustinian, and how this marked difference in theological perspective may play out in the coming years. Her book includes an extensive thematic bibliography, which will be valuable for students.
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