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The unity of the nations : a vision of the church fathers

Author: Benedict, Pope
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What did ancient Christians and pagans believe makes the unity of the nations? Just as he began serving as a major adviser at the Second Vatican Council in 1962, Joseph Ratzinger (the future Pope Benedict XVI) studied this question in lectures delivered at Austria's University of Salzburg. These lectures, originally published in German, are now made available in English in this volume. Ratzinger explores the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Origen.; Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Origen.; Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benedict, Pope
ISBN: 9780813227238 0813227232
OCLC Number: 900032793
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xii, 122 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Foreword to the German edition / Mona Müry-Leitner --
The intellectual and spiritual background of the question --
The heritage of antiquity --
The biblical background --
The conflict with gnosticism --
The fathers' vision of the unity of the peoples --
The Christian gnosis of Origen --
The meaning of national identity in Origen --
The place of the church --
Augustine's debate with Rome's political theology --
The rejection of Rome's political theology --
The starting point for the Augustinian theology of the political --
The theological use of the Old Testament and of Roman history --
The place of the church in history.
Other Titles: Einheit der Nationen.
Responsibility: Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) ; translated by Boniface Ramsey.

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