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Overview As leader of the world's largest Christian denomination, Pope Benedict wants modern men and women to recognize the most basic teachings of the Catholic faith with new eyes. He wants us to look "back to the basics" but in an intelligent, provocative, and attractive fashion. For the pope, Christianity is not merely a set of rules and prohibitions, but a resounding "yes" to human dignity and an embrace of a loving God. Well-known Vatican inside observer John Allen, Jr. shares his observations on the ten most important things he believes Pope Benedict XVI wants all Catholics to know. Th e basis for his conjectures comes not from his own personal perspectives, but from the writings and speeches of the Holy Father.
Publishers Description As leader of the world's largest Christian denomination, Pope Benedict wants modern men and women to recognize the teachings of the Catholic faith with new eyes. He wants us to look "back to the basics" but in an intelligent, provocative and attractive fashion. For the pope, Christianity is not merely a set of rules and prohibitions, but a resounding "yes" to human dignity and the embrace of a loving God. In this concise piece, well-known Vatican inside observer John Allen, Jr. shares his observations on the ten most important things he believes Pope Benedict XVI wants all Catholics to know. The basis for his conjectures comes not from Allen's own personal perspectives, but from the writings and speeches of the Holy Father. "Booklet"
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Studio: Liguori Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.86" Width: 4.21" Height: 0.12" Weight: 0.1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher Liguori Publications
ISBN 0764816721 ISBN13 9780764816727
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More About John Allen
Susan Bureau is the English Department Head at Alvirne High School in Hudson, New Hampshire, where she has taught AP(R) English Language and Composition for the past nine years. She has a B.A. in English from The University of New Hampshire. Stacey A. Kiggins received her B.A. degree in Secondary English Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her M.A. degree in Initiatives in Educational Transformation, from George Mason University, Virginia. She is the English department chair at Thomas A. Edison High School in Alexandria, Virginia. She has taught a variety of English disciplines, including: Advanced Placement(R) Language and Composition, International Baccalaureate English, and Speech and Debate. Kristi McGauley is currently in her thirteenth year of teaching English. Ms. McGauley graduated with a B.A. in English from Clearwater Christian College and earned her M.Ed. in Secondary English Education at the University of North Florida. Katherine A. Nesselrode graduated from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She was Nationally Board Certified in 2008. She has been teaching English for 22 years, currently at Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Florida. John Allen has more than 25 years of experience in test preparation. Allen received his B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1979. He has collaborated on several textbooks in the field of English-language arts.
John Allen has an academic affiliation as follows - UNIV OF WYOMING.
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Good to Know Apr 24, 2008
I purchased this item because I was curious to know the 10 things and because I have heard John Allen on television. I am happy with this small book. I am pleased for three reasons.
First John Allen writes well. He is easy to read and his writing holds my interest. Second, his summaries of Benedict's teaching seem to be accurate and clear. For example, his treatment of Benedict's teaching in God is Love is concise and true to that wonderful encyclical. God Is Love: Deus Caritas Est Third, the ten ideas that Allen presents are worth knowing.
The ten things Allen explains are: 1. God is Love 2. Jesus is Lord 3. Truth and Freedom are two sides of the same coin. 4. Faith and Reason need one another. 5. The Eucharist is the Heart of the Christian life. 6. Christianity is a positive message. 7. The Church forms consciences but stays out of politics. 8. The importance of Catholic identity. 9. Christ and the Church are Inseparable. 10. The Virtue of Patience.
Some of the explanations may surprise you. For example, in number seven, It is clear that, although Benedict wants the Church out of "politics," he pushes for progress. He calls for Rich nations to cancel the debt of poor states so the poor countries might grow their economy and care for their people.
I recommend this book. Although small in size, it contains much treasure.