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Light of the World : the Pope, the Church, and the signs of the times

Author: Benedict, Pope; Peter Seewald; Michael J Miller; Adrian J Walker
Publisher: San Francisco : Ignatius Press, ©2010.
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"Popes do not usually grant book-length interviews to journalists. And never before has a pope given as in-depth and extensive interview as this one, answering so many direct questions on so many personal and controversial topics. ... As believers and non-believers alike read this book, many will be challenged to reconsider what they think they know about Pope Benedict XVI and the future of the Catholic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Controversial literature
History
Interviews
Named Person: Benedict, Pope; Benedict, Pope
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benedict, Pope; Peter Seewald; Michael J Miller; Adrian J Walker
ISBN: 9781586176068 : 1586176064
OCLC Number: 688493182
Language Note: Translation of: Licht der Welt : der Papst, die Kirche und die Zeichen der Zeit : ein Gespräch mit Peter Seewald. Translated from the German.
Notes: "With a foreword by George Weigel"--Jacket.
Description: xx, 219 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Signs of the times. Popes do not fall from the sky ; The abuse scandal ; Causes of the crisis and a new opportunity ; The global catastrophe ; Dictatorship of relativism ; Time for conversion --
The Pontificate. Habemus papam ; In the shoes of the fisherman ; Ecumenism and the dialogue with Islam ; Proclaiming the Gospel ; The journeys of a shepherd ; The Williamson Affair --
Where do we go from here? Church, faith, and society ; Overdue reforms? ; How is the Church renewed? ; Mary and the message of Fatima ; The return of Jesus Chris ; On the last things --
Appendix. Serious sins against defenseless children : form the Pastoral Letter to the Catholics of Ireland, dated March 19, 2010 ; Faith and violence : from the "Regensburg Address", dated September 12, 2006 ; AIDS and the humanization of sexuality : from the interview during the flight to Cameroon on March 17, 2009 ; Benedict XVI : curriculum vitae and a brief chronicle of the pontificate.
Other Titles: Licht der Welt.
Responsibility: Benedict XVI ; a conversation with Peter Seewald ; translated by Michael J. Miller and Adrian J. Walker.

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"Popes do not usually grant book-length interviews to journalists. And never before has a pope given as in-depth and extensive interview as this one, answering so many direct questions on so many personal and controversial topics. ... As believers and non-believers alike read this book, many will be challenged to reconsider what they think they know about Pope Benedict XVI and the future of the Catholic Church."--Inside flap.

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