Item description for Joseph Ratzinger: Life in the Church and Living Theology: Fundamentals of Ecclesiology by Maximilian Heinrich Heim, Michael J. Miller & Benedict XVI...
Overview This is a major work on the theology of Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, by a highly regarded German theologian, priest and writer. Since his election to the Papacy, Ratzinger's theology, and in particular his ecclesiology (theology of the Church), has been in the limelight of theological and ecumenical discussions. This important work studies in detail Ratzinger's ecclesiology in the light of Vatican II, against the ongoing debate about what Vatican II really meant to say about the life of the Church, its liturgy, its worship, its doctrine, its pastoral mission, and more. Has his theology of the Church changed since Vatican II, or has it continued to develop consistently? Is the Catholic Church one church among many churches? Is she the object of hope or a historical reality? Ratzinger the theologian figures centrally in this investigation, not as the former Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, but as a thinker and as a writer.
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 6.58" Height: 1.81" Weight: 2.25 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2007
Publisher Ignatius Press
ISBN 1586171496 ISBN13 9781586171490
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"What is the Church?" Jan 8, 2008
One of the most important questions facing Christians today is the question, "What is the Church?" This is a scholarly, but eminently readable book by a Catholic about the Church, but it's usefulness goes way beyond the Catholic Church. This book by Fr. Heim is must reading for anyone - especially seminarians, priests and Catholic educators - who want to know what Vatican II was all about and how it understood the nature and mission of the Church. It gives the reader a deep appreciation for the tremendous contribution Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, has made to our understanding of the Church.