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Without roots : the West, relativism, Christianity, Islam

Author: Benedict, Pope; Marcello Pera; Michael Moore
Publisher: New York : Basic Books , ©2006 .
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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; Michael Moore
ISBN: 0465006345 9780465006342 0465006272 9780465006274
OCLC Number: 63761514
Language Note: Translated into English.
Description: xii, 159 p. ; 21 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: Joseph Ratzinger now Pope Benedict XVI, Marcello Pera ; foreword by George Weigel ; translated by Michael F. Moore.
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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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"(A) thoughtful history lesson about what European/American civilization consists of, with some striking comments on the Spengler-Toynbee debate." The Spectator"

 
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Revival of memory

by kmh2007 (WorldCat user published 2007-01-09) Excellent Permalink
This book takes the form of two short "dialogues", firstly Ratzinger's speech and Pera's response to it, then a direct written corresponence between them.I found Pera's strong identification of America with "The West" a little one-sided, and his insistance that a war on terrorism is possible, without...
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