Salt of the Earth: Christianity and the Catholic Church at the End of the Millenium (Google eBook)

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Ignatius Press, 1997 - Religion - 283 pages
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Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, well-known Vatican prelate and head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, gives a full-length interview to a secular journalist on a host of controversial and difficult issues facing Catholicism and Christianity at the end of the Millennium.
  

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Review: Salt of the Earth: The Church at the End of the Millennium - An Interview With Peter Seewald

User Review  - Rodrigo - Goodreads

This book is a very good primer for catholic ideology as its development stands today. Ratzinger, still a cardinal by the time the interviews were conducted speaks rather freely about his thoughts on ... Read full review

Review: Salt of the Earth: The Church at the End of the Millennium - An Interview With Peter Seewald

User Review  - Roger Buck - Goodreads

Remarkable wide-ranging interview with a Remarkable Lover of Humanity I have a longer interview here with some powerful quotes from the book: http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2009/... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
7
Background and Vocation
41
The Young Professor
59
Bishop and Cardinal
81
The Prefect and His Pope
89
Summary
112
Rome under Fire
121
On the State of the Church
129
Causes of the Decline
163
The Mistakes of the Church
170
The Canon of Criticism
181
Two Thousand Years of Salvation Historyand Still
217
CatharsisA New MillenniumA Time of Testing
228
Priorities of the Churchs Development
239
Future of the ChurchChurch of the Future
254
The True History of the World
276

The Situation in Germany
154

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Page 20 - After all, the tenor of our faith is that God's distinctive greatness is revealed precisely in powerlessness. That in the long run, the strength of history is precisely in those who love, which is to say, in a strength that, properly speaking, cannot be measured according to categories of power. So in order to show who he is, God consciously revealed himself in the powerlessness of Nazareth and Golgotha.

About the author (1997)

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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