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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According to an interview with Peter Seewald [ who? In your opinion, where does Joseph Ratzinger stand in the pantheon of great Catholic theologians of the 20th century?

For questions or to order over the phone: Refresh and try again. Mind and Heart CDs – Fr. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Retrieved 16 September The great gatzinger with the new liturgy, it seems to me, was the way a completely new rite was suddenly imposed on the Church from above.

In the Seminary at Freising. This book has prime value alone as a commentary on the theological path the 20th century ioseph, but I also enjoyed learning more about his life. This book also recounts Joseph Ratzinger’s calling and ordination to the priesthood, the intellectual and spiritual formation he received, his early days as a parish priest, his role as an expert at the Second Vatican Council, his experience as a popular university professor and theologian, and his appointment as Archbishop of Munich-Freising in Germany.


There are some gems in these memoirs. In any case, these memories finish a long time ago, inwhen Ratzinger moved to Rome.

Milestones: Memoirs by Pope Benedict XVI

He was succeeded by Pope Francis on 13 March Be the first to review this product! In Ratzinger accepted Pope John Paul II’s invitation to take over as Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and in he was appointed head of a member commission responsible for drafting the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Milestonea new step into the liturgy was a great event for me. When he saw that I simply didn’t want to, he said, ‘I understand, I’ll take care of it’, and mklestones I was able to stay free of it. Seek That Which Is Above.

Childhood between the Innand the Salzach Rivers. His theologic achievements are quite remarkable, especially his criticism to the deterioration of moral values in the west outside the framework of christianity. 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. Olson Print-friendly version Fr. In typical Ratzinger style, he blends the technical with the profoundly personal and spiritual.

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By the end of his studies, he was drawn more to the active Saint Augustine than to Thomas Aquinas milestonea, and among the scholastics he was more interested in Saint Bonaventure. Is it possible that liberal democracy could emanate, by itself a system o ethical and moral values without the substract of religion?

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What do you think are the most misunderstood aspects of Benedict’s person and thought?

The Church had emerged triumphant after the ratzigner under Hitler. Makes me want to try to tackle that bio of Bonhoeffer again. What sort of influence might his theological works have on future generations?

His father served in both the Bavarian State Police Landespolizei and the German national Regular Police Ordnungspolizei before retiring in to the town of Traunstein. Josef Pieperthe most important German Catholic philosopher, also exercised a great influence, as did Endre von Ivanka on the philosophy of the early Church. As a result, Ratzinger, who is highly sensitive to every current of contemporary thought, must of necessity confront the question as to the nature of conscience and has done so consistently.

There’s not a lot of nitty-gritty in this book, unless you really like the inside-baseball details about the world of German academic theology of the nineteen-fifties, sixties and seventies.

Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977 – Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

More generally, “conscience” is the term used today to justify the subjectivity that underlines relativism, not only in the moral sphere–it is in the air. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. May 16, David Paternostro, rated it it was amazing.

These memories are clearly especially relevant when viewed in the context of Ratzinger’s warnings about the future direction of Europe.