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Without roots : Europe, relativism, Christianity and Islam

Author: Benedict, Pope; Marcello Pera
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks ; London : Perseus Running [distributor], 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is Ratzinger's first book as Pope. Written in conjunction with President of the Italian Senate, Marcello Pera--a partnering of the statesman and the holy man--the book is a reassessment of the European "West" and its struggle to define itself in the wake of war, terrorism, diplomatic and spiritual crisis. Pope Benedict reveals a thorough grasp of the contemporary global climate and the tentative and fractious  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benedict, Pope; Marcello Pera
ISBN: 0465006345 9780465006342
OCLC Number: 68263455
Language Note: Translated into English.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Relativism, Christianity, and the west / Marcello Pera --
The spiritual roots of Europe: yesterday, today, and tomorrow / Joseph Ratzinger --
Letter to Joseph Ratzinger / Marcello Pera --
Letter to Marcello Pera / Joseph Ratzinger.
Responsibility: Pope Benedict XVI and Marcello Pera ; translated by Michael F. Moore ; foreword by George Weigel.

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Europe's failure to secure its future is mirrored by an abandonment of its spiritual roots in the interests of relativist secularism. The authors call on Europeans and the West in general to accept  Read more...

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