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Joseph Ratzinger in Communio, Volume 2
Anthropology and Culture
PAPERBACK; Published: 2/2/2013
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6417-8
207 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Series: Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal in Catholic Thought

Timely theological insights on culture and humanity from the pen of the Pontiff

In this second volume of Joseph Ratzinger in Communio, Pope Benedict XVI speaks to various issues relating to humanity today — conscience, technological security, the origin of human life, the meaning of Sunday, Christian hope, and more.

As editor David L. Schindler notes, "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 is the second of three volumes; the first deals with themes relating to the Church, and the third volume is to focus on theological renewal.
Reviews in Religion and Theology
"This book bristles with elegant argumentation, profound reflections, and beautiful insights, and offers an excellent and accessible introduction to the subtle richness of Ratzinger's thought."
Catholic Library World
"This definitive collection of essays speaks to the Church's witness to truth, giving clear direction to the world on issues that have been twisted to accommodate a `modern' society. These teachings are not simply for the faithful, but for all humanity, and Ratzinger gives thought-provoking, historical and scientifically based reasoning behind each truth revealed. . . . This work is essential for all academic libraries and is highly recommended for public libraries."
Living Church
"A distinguished collection."
Theological Book Review
"The topical breadth found in this volume makes it desirable and captivating while presenting the reader with a unique assortment of thoughts on anthropology from Pope Benedict XVI."