Timely and engaging words on theology and the Church from the pen of the Pontiff
These captivating essays by Pope Benedict XVI deal with various issues facing the Church in the world today, including what unites and divides denominations, liturgy and sacred music, peace and justice in crisis, and interreligious dialogue and Jewish-Christian relations.
As David Schindler notes in his introduction, “Cardinal Ratzinger – Pope Benedict XVI – rarely writes on any churchly matter that does not manifest its implications for man and culture, and vice versa. Indeed, this indissoluble linking is one of the main distinguishing features of his theology.” This volume on the Church is to be followed by two others from Pope Benedict on, respectively, the themes of anthropology and theological renewal.
Pope Benedict XVI, born Joseph Alois Ratzinger, is the 265th and reigning Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. An outstanding theologian and teacher, he is also founding patron of the Ratzinger Foundation, a charitable organization that funds scholarships for poorer students around the world.