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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They also prepared him for his later theology of political life, since Augustine’s ecclesiology also involved clarifying the relationship between Church and State, between civil religion and faith.

Milestones: Memoirs by Pope Benedict XVI

He is more than an academic. After basic infantry training, he served at various posts around the city with his unit. If you are short on cash, there are better books to spend your money on.

Barry rated it it was amazing Jul 01, Each new book I was given was something precious to me, and I could not dream of anything more beautiful. How ratzingeg when did you first meet Joseph Ratzinger?

Theologians, it would seem, are as influenced by the media as anyone else.

The financial penalty which theoretically required documentation of attendance at Hitler Youth activities was overlooked when a sympathetic mathematics professor [4] allowed him not to attend josdph meetings. Nazi Germany to The immediate post-war situation of the Church in Germany exercised a huge influence on the fledgling theologian.

A compelling autobiography, written inby then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, about his life from through The Story of Father Damien.

Modern expectations have changed this, even for heads of government. Hallowed Be This House. Partly because it is evident the calumnies hurled at him by cruel enemies are so manifestly false, but also because I believe he still had a great deal to contribute to the Church.


It should not be missed. He was succeeded by Pope Francis on 13 March May 31, booklady rated it it was amazing Recommended to booklady by: All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from January All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February The reader wants more, but this thirst can be quenched by other of Ratzinger’s books.

According to an interview with Peter Seewald [ who? My library Help Advanced Book Search. If Ratzinger weren’t pope now, or hadn’t been so long at the head of the CDF, nobody would read this book.

May 16, David Paternostro, rated it it was amazing. But, ultimately, it was Scripture that formed the basic thrust of all his theology.

Milestones: Memoirs, – Pope Benedict XVI – Google Books

This page was milestoones edited on ratzinged Octoberat This cousin was just a few months younger than Ratzinger and was taken away by the Nazi authorities for “therapy”.

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.

Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland.

In late April or early May, shortly before Germany’s surrender, he deserted. He may have mildstones been able to enjoy his long-sought retirement, but the Church has lost a significant thinker prematurely.

Rarely has a theologian been able to speak to people’s minds and hearts in fatzinger a way that their lives can be changed as a result. There are some gems in these memoirs. The early life of Pope Benedict XVI concerns the period from his birth in through the completion of his education and ordination in Aug 29, Rodrigo rated it really liked it.

And yet he has produced a vast corpus of writings on almost every topic in theology–mostly of a fragmentary nature, but capable of milesones future generations to develop his seminal insights. Life in the Church and Living Theology. What do you fatzinger of the criticisms of those Catholic critics who said that Benedict wasn’t properly diplomatic, didn’t understand that rarzinger was now Pope and milfstones a professor, and that he doesn’t really understand Islam thought and theology?


This work is an excellent way not only to understand Ratzinger and his theological concerns, but the larger currents of the post-Conciliar Church. A common mainstream media portrayal of Joseph Ratzinger, especially during his days as head of the CDF, was that he was rigid, dour, ultra-conservative, and closed to dialogue with those he ratzingerr with. In typical Ratzinger style, he blends the technical with the profoundly personal and spiritual.

Using the best findings of academic theology, Ratzinger goes beyond them to create something new and original. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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. Their sister, Maria, managed Joseph’s household until ratzunger death infulfilling a promise she made to their parents to take care of her brothers.

However, diminished morale and equally diminished risk of prosecution from a preoccupied and disorganized German military contributed to the growing wave of soldiers looking toward self-preservation.

Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977

Retrieved from ” https: 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. Historically, memoirs have dealt with public matters, rather than personal. Forgot password or Username?