Many contexts have shaped Benedict XVI during his life, but how did Joseph Ratzinger come to be such a great theologian with, as Corkery puts it, "his polemical bent and his keen eye for where the Gospel and the world diverge?
The book explores tensions experienced by Joseph Ratzinger that were important in shaping his chosen theological direction, as well as tensions that arise from the relationship between academic freedom and Church authority.
‘ … a sympathetic presentation that shows the roots, the coherence, the consistency of Ratzinger’s thought, but it is not uncritical.… highlighting the questions and issues that require continued development and debate.’ – David N. Power OMI, author of The Eucharistic Mystery
A lifetime spent teaching theology and being active in promoting liturgical education and practices enables Liam G. Walsh to offer an account of the major phases of the development of the Roma Rite. The purpose is to help readers come...
There is a pressing pastoral need to recognise the hopes and dreams, the disappointments and frustrations of all those Catholics who had believed that Vatican II would bring about reform and renewal in the church. This is the need which...