Introduction to Christianity (Google eBook)

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Ignatius Press, Jan 1, 2004 - Religion - 380 pages
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One of Cardinal Ratzinger's most important and widely read books, this volume is a revised second edition with an improved translation and an in-depth 20 page preface by the Cardinal. 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.

  

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More like the Introduction to Christianity you would expect in your first year of seminary, this book is nevertheless engaging and deeply thought provoking. Read full review

Review: Introduction to Christianity

User Review  - Rob Springer - Goodreads

More like the Introduction to Christianity you would expect in your first year of seminary, this book is nevertheless engaging and deeply thought provoking. Read full review

Contents

IV
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V
47
VI
52
VII
57
VIII
69
IX
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X
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XI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXV
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XL
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XLI
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XLII
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XLIII
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XLIV
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XLV
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XLVII
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XLVIII
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XLIX
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L
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LI
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LII
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LIII
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LV
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LVI
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LVII
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On April 19, 2005, CARDINAL JOSEPH RATZINGER was elected POPE BENEDICT XVI and became the 264th successor to Peter as the "Vicar of Jesus Christ." He may well be the most accomplished theologian to be elected Pope in modern times. Beginning in 1981 he spent over 20 years as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a role often depicted as the "defender of the faith." Cardinal Ratzinger was also President of the Pontifical Biblical Commission and of the Preparatory Commission that codified the new "Catechism of the Catholic Church," published in 1994.

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