On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the Twenty-first Century

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Crown Publishing Group, Dec 22, 2015 - Religion - 256 pages
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From the man who became Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio shares his thoughts on religion, reason, and the challenges the world faces in the 21st century with Abraham Skorka, a rabbi and biophysicist.

For years Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Argentina, and Rabbi Abraham Skorka were tenacious promoters of interreligious dialogues on faith and reason. They both sought to build bridges among Catholicism, Judaism, and the world at large. On Heaven and Earth, originally published in Argentina in 2010, brings together a series of these conversations where both men talked about various theological and worldly issues, including God, fundamentalism, atheism, abortion, homosexuality, euthanasia, same-sex marriage, and globalization. From these personal and accessible talks comes a first-hand view of the man who would become pope to 1.2 billion Catholics around the world in March 2013.


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User Review  - fulner - LibraryThing

This audio book was not very good. It may have been poorly translated from Spanish, but I am uncertain. It is basically just a conversation between then a Cardinal from Burnouses Ares Argentina (now ... Read full review

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Intriguing Interfaith Dialogue I really appreciate the translation and publication of these candid conversations. They not only offer wonderful insights into our current Pope and his Rabbi friend but ... Read full review

Contents

O N THE DEVIL
8
ON GUILT
65
ON EUTHANASIA
91
ON THE ELDERLY
96
ON WOMEN
102
ON ABORTION
107
ON DIVORCE I lo 16 ON SAMESEX MARRIAGE 1 15
113
ON SCIENCE
121
ON COMMUNISM AND CAPITALISM
151
ON GLOBALIZATION
157
ON MONEY
160
ON POWERTY
165
ON THE HOLOCAUST
176
ON THE 1970s
191
THE CONQUEST SOCIALISM AND PERONISM
199
ON INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
219

ON EDUCATION
127
ON POLITICS AND POWER
133
ON THE FUTURE OF RELIGION
222
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JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO, POPE FRANCIS, is the first Latin American to be elected to the chair of Peter. A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was ordained as a priest in 1969. He served as head of the Society of Jesus in Argentina from 1973 to 1979. In 1998 he became the archbishop of Buenos Aires, and in 2001 a cardinal. Following the resignation of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, February 28, 2013, the conclave elected Bergoglio, who chose the papal name Francis in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. He is the first pope to be a Jesuit, to come from the Americas, and to come from the Southern Hemisphere.

ABRAHAM SKORKA is an Argentine rabbi, biophysicist, and book author. He is rector of the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires, the rabbi of the Jewish community Benei Tikva, a professor of biblical and rabbinic literature at the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano, and honorary professor of Hebrew law at the University of Salamanca.

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