God and the World: Believing and Living in Our Time (Google eBook)

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Ignatius Press, 2002 - Religion - 460 pages
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During his years as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, well-known Vatican prelate Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger has given three in-depth interviews. The first two interviews have become best selling books - The Ratzinger Report and Salt of the Earth. Because of the tremendous reception those books received, the Cardinal agreed to do another interview with journalist Peter Seewald, who had done the very popular Salt of the Earth interview. This third in-depth interview addresses deep questions of faith and the living of that faith in the modern world. The interview took place over three full days spent at the Benedictine Abbey of Monte Cassino in a setting of the silence, prayer, and hospitality of the monks. For this meeting with the highly regarded Churchman, theologian, and author, the seasoned journalist, who had fallen away from the faith but eventually returned to the Church, once again provided a very stimulating, well-prepared series of wide-ranging questions on profound issues. The Cardinal responds with candor, frankness and deep insight, giving answers that are sometimes surprising and always thought provoking.
  

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Review: God and the World: A Conversation with Peter Seewald

User Review  - Ivan Pašalić - Goodreads

An interesting insight into pope Benedict's thoughts, especially because of anticipation of some of the things he did in his pontificate and for a better understanding of his intelect. A good read. Read full review

Review: God and the World: A Conversation with Peter Seewald

User Review  - Roger Buck - Goodreads

Wide-ranging interview about the state of the world and the Church - which would impress for its profound breadth and depth no matter who the author was. http://corjesusacratissimum.org Read full review

Contents

Preface by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
11
FAITH HOPE AND LOVE
17
GOD
73
GOD
96
CREATION
113
ORDER IN CREATION
139
THE TWO TESTAMENTS
146
THE LAW
160
THE LIGHT
213
THE WAY
226
THE TRUTH
261
LIFE
276
THE MOTHER OF GOD
293
THE CROSS
322
THE CHURCH
341
SPIRITUAL GIFTS
363

LOVE
184
JESUS CHRIST
199
REVELATION
205
THE SACRAMENTS
397
THE FUTURE
441
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About the author (2002)

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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