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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Before he was elected Pope, it has to be admitted, few theologians or others were interested in his writings–he had been effectively sidelined. Jsoeph do you think, in particular, there continues to be this idea that Benedict is close off from ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue, in spite of years of writings that emphatically state otherwise?

How far off the mark is that depiction?

Early life of Pope Benedict XVI – Wikipedia

In other ways, though, this portion resonated with me–his discussions of the pursuit of his doctorate were all too similar to the struggles my husband went through in getting his graduate degree. Memoirs – Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger to your wish list. He was succeeded by Pope Francis on 13 March He chronicles without going into a lot of detail. His theologic achievements are quite remarkable, especially his criticism to the deterioration of moral values in the west outside the framework of christianity.

If he issues the Moto Proprio on the Tridintine Mass, then it will not be an attempt to restore that rite but to insist on the continuity between that rite and the present rite, but also in the hope that future generations will learn from that wonderfully rich rite, as many liturgists are now learning from the Eastern Orthodox rites.

He has reaffirmed the “importance of prayer in the face of the activism and the growing secularism of many Christians engaged in charitable work.

What sort of influence might his theological works have on future generations? Like most autobiographies, memoirs are generally written from the first person point of view.

The one event he could have drawn on to provide a lot of good insight into the Church– his participation in Vatican II– he decided to skim over it more or less.

In the background is the rejection of any kind of fixed system of thought or ideology even of a theological nature, “orthodox” or liberal and a corresponding insight into the highly personal nature of truth.


He was posted to the Hungarian border area of Austria ; Austria having been annexed by Germany in the Anschluss of Aug 16, Maureen rated it it was ok. It was their recognition of a courageous thinker milextones was in effect the great “dissident” under the “dictatorship of relativism” that has swamped Europe and American over the past half-century.

Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977

Click the button below to add the Milestones: He came under the spell of Cardinal Newman thanks to his Prefect of Studies, Alfred Laepple, who at the time was writing his thesis on Newman’s understanding of conscience and introduced his students to the writings of perhaps the greatest theologian of the 19th century, who was also steeped in the Fathers of the Church. If you are short on cash, there are better books to spend your money on.

Barry rated it it was amazing Jul 01, 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 disagree with.

Historically, memoirs have dealt with public matters, rather than personal. ragzinger

Pope Benedict XVI bibliography – Wikipedia

Now many are reading Ratzinger for the first time and are often quite overwhelmed. Retrieved 16 September During his papacy, Benedict XVI milestnes advocated a return to fundamental Christian values to counter the increased secularisation of many developed countries. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Jan 12, Andrew Votipka rated it it was amazing Shelves: His father served in both the Bavarian State Police Landespolizei and the German national Regular Police Ordnungspolizei before retiring in to the josepu of Traunstein. Retrieved from ” https: My own reaction was positive, since the main thrust of the lecture was to criticize European thinkers for leaving God out of the picture, of using a limited notion of reason that excluded the Transcendent, much to the impoverishment of society, and how poorly Europe was prepared to enter into dialogue with Islam as a result.

They were posted first to Ludwigsfeld, north of Munich, as part of a detachment responsible for guarding a BMW aircraft engine plant. The original German first edition publication year is included in brackets. From Innsbruck their unit went to Gilching milesyones protect the jet fighter base and to attack Allied bombers as kilestones massed to begin their runs towards Munich. Thank goodness, there was a very understanding mathematics teacher.


And while PBXVI did provide a wealth of information about his life during the fifty year span the book covers, it tends to intersperse brief autobiographical narrative with reflections on family and family life, the liturgical josepy of pre-WWII Germany and controversies he witnessed or was a victim to. You’d think a Pope who had miledtones in Germany in World War II and had been forcibly drafted into the German Army would have some interesting stories to tell.

Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977 – Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

It tells the fascinating and inspiring story of his early family life, the years under Nazi oppression in Germany, and his part in World Still looking for an in-depth bio of Pope Benedict. He is a joy to meet. All prices are in USD.

Young theologians such as Henri de Lubacwho had a great influence on Ratzinger, turned to the Fathers of the Church for inspiration and found it. He may have finally been able to enjoy his long-sought retirement, but the Church has lost a significant thinker prematurely. Nazi Germany to His theologic achievements are quite remarkable, especially hi It is hard no to be compelled by Cardinal Ratzinger’s and now pope Benedict XVI memories.

Account Options Sign in. Following his release he re-entered the seminary. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

How and when did you first meet Joseph Ratzinger? In the Seminary at Freising. After basic infantry training, he served at various posts around milesgones city with his unit. Inaged 12, he enrolled in a minor seminary in Traunstein.

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. A genuine humbleness radiates from these pages as he describes his ecclesiastical career from a relatively modest background into recognition as one of the leading theologians and churchmen of his generation. Christopher Blosser rated it it was amazing Apr 26, John Allen, a Ratzinger biographer, reports a revelation made by Cardinal Ratzinger at a conference in the Vatican on 28 November