Joseph Ratzinger's Theological Ideas: Wise Cautions & Legitimate Hopes

By James Corkery SJ

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




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