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In the beginning-- : a Catholic understanding of the story of Creation and the fall

Author: Benedict, Pope
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©1995.
Series: Ressourcement (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cardinal Ratzinger, today's best-known Catholic theologian, discusses God as creator, the meaning of the biblical creation accounts, the creation of human beings, sin and salvation, and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Sermons
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benedict, Pope
ISBN: 0802841066 9780802841063
OCLC Number: 33008082
Description: xii, 100 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1 God the creator --
The difference between form and content in the creation narrative --
The unity of the Bible as a criterion for its interpretation --
Christology as a criterion --
pt. 2 The meaning of the biblical creation accounts --
The reasonableness of faith in creation --
The enduring significance of the symbolic elements in the text --
Creation and worship --
The sabbath structure --
Creation --
Exploiting the earth? --
pt. 3 The creation of the human being --
The human being --
taken from the earth --
Image of God --
Creation and evolution --
pt. 4 Sin and salvation --
On the subject of sin --
Limitations and freedom of the human being --
Original sin --
The response of the New Testament --
Appendix: The suppression of faith in creation in modern thought --
The consequences of creation in present-day thought --
Three forms of concealment --
Faith in creation as a basic --
Decision about human beings.
Series Title: Ressourcement (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Other Titles: Im Anfang schuf Gott.
Responsibility: Joseph Ratzinger ; translated by Boniface Ramsey.

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