God's Word: Scripture, Tradition, Office (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Ignatius Press, 2008 - Religion - 126 pages
0 Reviews
In this book Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, explains the nature of the Bible as the Word of God, and the important teaching of how the divine Word is also present in Tradition. He explains the crucial role of the Bishop as interpreter of the Word of God and custodian of Tradition in the Church. This is a frank, yet open exploration of the Catholic understanding of God's Word presented in a collection of classic essays by the brilliant teacher and writer who became Pope Benedict XVI.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
7
I
13
Reflections on the Nature of Apostolic
22
Successio Papalis and Successio Episcopalis
31
Theses on the Relation between Revelation
51
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Joseph Ratzinger was born on April 16, 1927 in Marktl am Inn in the state of Bavaria, Germany. Ratzinger entered the minor seminary in Traunstein, in 1939 and in 1943 along with the rest of his seminary class he was drafted into the Flak [anti-aircraft corps]. In 1944 he was released from the Flak and returned home only to be drafted into labor detail under the infamous Austrian Legion. In the spring of 1945 Ratzinger deserted the army and headed home but when the Americans arrive at his village shortly thereafter, he was identified as a German soldier and incarcerated in a POW camp for a brief time. Following his release he re-entered the seminary. In 1951 Joseph was ordained into the priesthood and began lectures as a full professor of fundamental theology at the University of Bonn. From 1962-65 Ratzinger was present during all four sessions of the Second Vatican Council as a peritus, or chief theological advisor to Cardinal Joseph Frings of Cologne, Germany. . In 1977 Joseph Ratzinger was appointed Archbishop of Munich and Freising and on June 27 elevated to Cardinal of Munich by Pope Paul VI. In 1981 Ratzinger accepted Pope John Paul II's invitation to take over as Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and in 1986 he was appointed head of a 12-member commission responsible for drafting the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Cardinal Ratzinger was elected vice dean of the College of Cardinals in 1988. In 2002 Pope John Paul II, approved his election as dean of the College of Cardinals. On April 8, 2005, Cardinal Ratzinger presided over the funeral of Pope John Paul II. On April 19, 2005, Cardinal Ratzinger was elected Bishop of Rome on the fourth ballot of the conclave and took the name Benedict XVI.

Peter Hunermann, Ph.D. did his studies in philosophy and theology in Rome, Munich, and Freiburg, and then was Professor of Dogmatics in Munster and Tobingen. He is the Co-founder and former President of the European Society for Catholic Theology.

Bibliographic information