This book also recounts Joseph Ratzinger’s calling and ordination to the Joseph Ratzinger would go on to serve for over two decades as the Prefect of the . Milestones has ratings and 19 reviews. booklady said: Excellent! of man, Milestones is the early autobiography of Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger. By Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI). Rich in humor and culture, as well as passion and love for the cause of God and of man, Milestones is the.

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You can finish it in one sitting, although I did it in two. Maria rated it really liked it Jun 13, Selected pages Title Page. Pages using infobox author bibliography with unknown parameters. Along the w Ratzinger’s memoirs are not simply autobiography. A genuine humbleness radiates from these pages as he describes his ecclesiastical career from a relatively modest background into recognition as one of the leading theologians and churchmen of his generation.

Before he was elected Pope, it has to be admitted, few theologians or others were interested in his writings–he had been effectively sidelined. It tells the fascinating and inspiring story of his early family ratzlnger, the years under Nazi oppression in Germany, and his part in World War II–including how as a teenager he was forced to join the Hitler You Rich in humor and culture, as well as passion and love for the cause of God and of man, Milestones is the early autobiography of Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger.

This book made me love the man all the more. He is a joy to meet. What It Means to Be a Christian. Introduction to Christianity Eschatology: But Ratzinger went through it and turned out to be a priest, dedicating the best os his intelectual gifts to God.


You won’t be disappointed. On 10 Septemberhis class was released from the Corps. May 08, Courtney rated it really liked it. The Church had emerged triumphant after the persecution under Hitler. The media had presented Ratzinger’s frowning face, when announcing some unpalatable decision of the Congregation. Each work and ritual is significant.

In your opinion, where does Joseph Ratzinger stand in the pantheon of great Catholic theologians of the 20th century? On 29 Junethe brothers, along with other seminarians from Traunstein seminary, were ordained in Freising by Cardinal Faulhaber of Munich. Thank goodness, there was a very understanding mathematics teacher.

Augustine and Bonaventure are two major thinkers whose profound influence on Ratzinger cannot be underestimated. Mar 07, Michael Kramer rated it really liked it.

It’s an easy read of pages. Desertions were widespread during the last weeks of the war, although deserters were subject to death if caught.

I first josfph Joseph Ratzinger early in the new year ofwhen he interviewed me in Regensburg after I had asked him to be my doctoral supervisor. Buy in bulk and save. He views relativism’s denial of objective truth, and the denial of moral truths in particular, as the central problem of the 21st century. The Sunday Times described the older Ratzinger as “an anti-Nazi whose attempts to rein in Hitler’s Brown Shirts miilestones the family to move several times. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland.

Mary Beth Brummond rated it it was amazing Jan 07, The Ratzingers were young and had made a different choice. He chronicles withou Pope Benedict calls it a “biographical sketch” which is exactly what it is.


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What do you think are the most misunderstood aspects of Benedict’s person and thought? Few of the names are likely to be easily recognizable, and fewer still the esoteric schools of thought. Mel rated it really liked it Sep 21, He once said something to the effect that, in the final analysis, his theology is a form of exegesis.

The future pope, then five years old, was part of a group of children who presented the cardinal with flowers, and later that day Ratzinger announced he wanted to be a cardinal, too. Augustine was more than a controversialist, but he was still a remarkable controversialist, who was not frightened by any attack on the faith, be it within the Church or without.

Finally, I received the complete missal for every day of the year. The original German first edition publication year is included in brackets.

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Rarely has a theologian been able to speak to people’s minds and hearts in such a miletones that their lives can be changed as a result. And it also is a small window into the behind-the-scenes discussions that occurred during the Second Vatican Council, and the glimpse it affords helps to show why those debates are still contentious five decades ratzijger. But just know what you’re getting into: Ratzinger returned to the Gymnasium in Traunstein. Augustine, too, had to overcome the skepticism of his day that denied the possibility of knowing the truth.