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Salt of the earth : Christianity and the Catholic Church at the end of the millennium

Author: Benedict, Pope; Peter Seewald
Publisher: San Francisco : Ignatius Press, [1997] ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ratzinger begins by discussing his own life, including his family life, seminary studies, being a theology professor and writer, becoming a Bishop, Cardinal, and the Pope's top authority on doctrine as head of the CDF. He then discusses the problems of the Catholic Church today, answering tough questions about the Church's position on divorce, celibacy, contraception, abortion, women's ordination, ecumenism, etc.,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
History
Named Person: Benedict, Pope; Benedict, Pope; Joseph Ratzinger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benedict, Pope; Peter Seewald
ISBN: 0898706408 9780898706406
OCLC Number: 61228144
Notes: "The church at the end of the millennium"--Cover.
Description: 283 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The Catholic faith : words and signs --
Personal biography. Background and vocation ; The young professor ; Bishop and cardinal ; The prefect and his pope ; Summary --
Problems of the Catholic Church. Rome under fire ; On the state of the church ; The situation in Germany ; Causes of the decline ; The mistakes of the church ; The canon of criticism --
On the threshold of a new era. Two thousand years of salvation history, and still no redemption? ; Catharsis, a new millennium, a time of testing ; A "new springtime of the human spirit" for the third millennium ; Priorities of the church's development ; Future of the church, church of the future ; The true history of the world.
Other Titles: Salz der Erde.
Responsibility: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger ; an interview with Peter Seewald ; translated by Adrian Walker.

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"Ratzinger begins by discussing his own life, including his family life, seminary studies, being a theology professor and writer, becoming a Bishop, Cardinal, and the Pope's top authority on doctrine as head of the CDF. He then discusses the problems of the Catholic Church today, answering tough questions about the Church's position on divorce, celibacy, contraception, abortion, women's ordination, ecumenism, etc., and talks about the challenges and hopes of the future of the Church and the world at the beginning of the Third Millennium."--Cover.

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