This book also recounts Joseph Ratzinger’s calling and ordination to the Joseph Ratzinger would go on to serve for over two decades as the Prefect of the . Milestones has ratings and 19 reviews. booklady said: Excellent! of man, Milestones is the early autobiography of Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger. By Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI). Rich in humor and culture, as well as passion and love for the cause of God and of man, Milestones is the.

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In seeking to discover what sort of man he was, this book will be the place to start.

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Mel rated it really liked it Sep 21, The chronological scope of memoir is determined by the work’s context and is theref Excellent! Every rung on the ladder that he climbed seems to have been done with great reluctance in the knowledge that it took him further from the life that he would have enjoyed.

One committee member who was helpful and enthusiastic, who read through his thesis right away and thoroughly approved it, the other slow even to open the volume and generous only in his use of a red pen.

Mind and Heart CDs – Fr. As pope emeritus, Benedict retains the style of His Holiness, and the title of Pope, and will continue to dress in the papal colour of white.

Early life of Pope Benedict XVI

There are some gems in these memoirs. But also his study of Augustine, the great explorer of the human soul and its relationship to God, alerted him to the subjective aspect of grasping objective truth. As he reflects on growing up in Germany, we rqtzinger his love for Europe’s Christian heritage and history, and the struggle in Europe between Christianity and paganism.

He was succeeded by Pope Francis on 13 March Seek That Which Is Above.

They were posted first to Ludwigsfeld, north of Munich, as part of a detachment responsible for guarding a BMW aircraft engine plant. Augustine, too, had to overcome the skepticism of his day that denied the possibility of knowing the truth.


Life in the Church and Living Theology. He is an original thinker, whose scattered writings on a host of subjects are “seminal”, awaiting development by others. As mentioned before, his exposure to Newman as a young student of theology brought him into contact with one of the great modern thinkers who had thought deeply about the nature and centrality of conscience as a “co-knowing” of the truth in an age ofgrowing skepticism about knowing truth.

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Joseph Ratzinger would go on to serve for over two decades as the Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith under John Paul II, before being elected pope himself in That says it all. More concretely, Ratzinger’s studies of the ecclesiology of Augustine shaped his own understanding of Church–including the role of the Eucharist at the core of the Church–and her mission.

Twomey is the author of several books, including an acclaimed study of the state of Irish Catholicism, The End of Irish Catholicism? Ratzinger’s memoirs are not simply autobiography.

Historically, memoirs have dealt with public matters, rather than personal. According to the Post-Synodal Instruction on the Eucharist, the Pope has requested the relevant Congregation to examine rarzinger changes.

As already mentioned, it is completely off the mark to portray Ratzinger as rigid, dour, etc. John Allen, a Ratzinger biographer, reports a revelation made by Cardinal Ratzinger at a conference in the Vatican on 28 November What is unique to Ratzinger’s theological methodology is, in the first place, its originality and creativity.

Jacob Straub rated it really liked it Jan 19, This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat And yet he has produced a vast corpus of writings on almost every topic in theology–mostly of a fragmentary nature, but capable of inspiring future generations to develop his seminal insights. Finally, an erroneous notion of conscience has penetrated deeply into Catholic moral theology, which Ratzinger has on occasion subjected to a radical criticism.

My first impression was of an unassuming man with piercing eyes, a gentle smile, and not the slightest touch of the arrogance of a Herr Professor. After basic infantry training, he served at various posts around the city with his unit. Any change affects the whole.


Pope Benedict XVI bibliography

His theologic achievements are quite remarkable, especially his criticism to the deterioration of moral values in the west outside the framework of milestnes. The last chapter is so poetic and moving. What is unique or perhaps milestnoes surprising about Ratzinger’s theological methodology? Views Read Edit View history. It is considered lower in formal authority than a papal encyclical, but higher than other ecclesiastical letters. Still looking for an in-depth bio of Pope Benedict.

Milestones: Memoirs, – Pope Benedict XVI – Google Books

This is not to suggest that any sense of unhappiness comes across in the book. It dispels the media myths and legends, and it reveals the real Benedict XVI—a man of the Church who loves God and humanity, a scholar, a theologian, a teacher, and a humble pastor with deep compassion and profound spiritual insight. Salt of the Earth. A genuine humbleness radiates from these pages as he describes his ecclesiastical career from ‘Milestones’ is a touching autobiography of the early life and career of Pope Benedict XVI.

Ratzinger entered the minor seminary in Traunstein, in and in along with the rest of his seminary class he was drafted into the Flak [anti-aircraft corps]. During his papacy, Benedict XVI has advocated a return to fundamental Christian values to counter the increased secularisation of many developed countries.

Ratzinger found the scholastics too cerebral. Makes me want to try to tackle that bio of Bonhoeffer again.

Here is a man that was born in a small german village from a modest ratzjnger and who was, since the beginning very moved by his spirituality. The Story of Father Damien. Childhood between the Innand the Salzach Rivers.

This was not an easy task, to preserve one’s moral and spiritual integrity in nazi Germany.