This is a precious a compilation of brief portraits composed and presented by Pope Benedict XVI on key ﬁgures from Christian history. For several years, week after Week, Benedict devoted most of his public audiences to depicting some of the most important ﬁgures of the tradition theologians and philosophers but also spiritual guides, eremites and monks, abbots and abbesses, popes and bishops, founders and reformers, mystics and missionaries. The result is a set of seventy expert and reliable yet quite accessible introductions to the key framers of the pre-Reformation tradition, East and West, as useful for personal reading or study as for classroom or congregation. Pope Benedict brings decades of his own teaching and research to the task, and his pieces are not only illuminating historical sketches but also often surprisingly personal reﬂective meditations on the perennial challenges of theology, spirituality, devotion and corporate religious life in short, of thinking about and Wrestling daily with the mysteries that envelop all our lives and struggles.
God the Evidence
this book is a reconciliation of faith and reason in a post-secular world. this book lays out the astonishing new evidence that leads away from from atheism. this book demonstrates that faith today is not grounded in ignorance. it is where reason has bee leading us all along.
One with God
this book argues that deification and justification do not exclude each other and that the 1999 joint declaration between Catholics and Lutherans is a biblically, historically, and a theologically sound basis for further talks about salvation. read this book and know more
Christ* Church* Mankind; The Spirit of Vatican II according to POPE JOHN PAUL II
The glory of God is the living man, say St. Irenaeus. This same perception so dear to John Paul II is central to the vision of faith that underpins Vatican II, reemerges in its documents, and shines out of the long and intense witness of Pope John Paul II.
The Church In The Making
The Church In The Making responds to this pressing pastoral reality by outlining and explaining the issues still alive in the catholic church as it continues the work of implementing Vatican II. This volume focuses on three of the council's documents: the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (lumen Gentium): The Decree on the pastoral office of bishops in the church(Christus Dominus), and the Degree on the catholic Eastern church (Orientalium Ecclesiarum),