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Called to Communion: Understanding the Church Today

by Adrian Walker Joseph Ratzinger

This is a book of wisdom and insight that explains how providential are the trials through which the Catholic Church is now passing. The need of the Papal Primacy to ensure Christian unity; the true meaning of the Priesthood as a sacrament and not a mere ministry; the necessity of the Eucharist as the Sacrifice of the Savior now offering Himself on our altars; the role of the Bishops as successors of the Apostles, united with the successor of St. Peter, the Bishop of Rome; the value of suffering in union with Christ crucified; the indispensable service of the laity in the apostolate - all these themes receive from Cardinal Ratzinger new clarity and depth.

Jesus De Nazaret

by Papa Benedicto Xvi Joseph Ratzinger

En este original y oportuno libro --el primero que escribe desde su elección como papa--, Benedicto XVI rescata la figura de Jesús de recientes descripciones «populares» y restaura la verdadera identidad de Jesús que nos presentan los Evangelios. El papa, con su excepcional lucidez como teólogo y su convicción personal como creyente, nos presenta un retrato de Jesús impactante y veraz, y nos invita a encontrarnos cara a cara con la figura principal de la fe cristiana.De Jesús de Nazaret: «La gran pregunta que nos acompañará a lo largo de todo este libro: ¿qué ha traído Jesús realmente, si no ha traído la paz al mundo, el bienestar para todos, un mundo mejor? ¿Qué ha traído?La respuesta es muy sencilla: a Dios. Ha traído a Dios. Aquel Dios cuyo rostro se había ido revelando primero poco a poco, desde Abraham hasta la literatura sapiencial, pasando por Moisés y los Profetas; el Dios que sólo había mostrado su rostro en Israel y que, si bien entre muchas sombras, había sido honrado en el mundo de los pueblos; ese Dios, el Dios de Abraham, Isaac y Jacob, el Dios verdadero, Él lo ha traído a los pueblos de la tierra.Ha traído a Dios: ahora conocemos su rostro, ahora podemos invocarlo. Ahora conocemos el camino que debemos seguir como hombres en este mundo. Jesús ha traído a Dios y, con Él, la verdad sobre nuestro origen y nuestro destino; la fe, la esperanza y el amor».From the Trade Paperback edition.

Jesus of Nazareth

by Pope Benedict Xvi Joseph Ratzinger

"This book is . . . my personal search 'for the face of the Lord.'" -Benedict XVIIn this bold, momentous work, the Pope--in his first book written as Benedict XVI--seeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent "popular" depictions and to restore Jesus' true identity as discovered in the Gospels. Through his brilliance as a theologian and his personal conviction as a believer, the Pope shares a rich, compelling, flesh-and-blood portrait of Jesus and incites us to encounter, face-to-face, the central figure of the Christian faith. From Jesus of Nazareth: ". . . the great question that will be with us throughout this entire book: But what has Jesus really brought, then, if he has not brought world peace, universal prosperity, and a better world? What has he brought? The answer is very simple: God. He has brought God! He has brought the God who once gradually unveiled his countenance first to Abraham, then to Moses and the prophets, and then in the wisdom literature-the God who showed his face only in Israel, even though he was also honored among the pagans in various shadowy guises. It is this God, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, the true God, whom he has brought to the peoples of the earth. He has brought God, and now we know his face, now we can call upon him. Now we know the path that we human beings have to take in this world. Jesus has brought God and with God the truth about where we are going and where we come from: faith, hope, and love."From the Hardcover edition.

Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration

by Joseph Ratzinger

Responding to popular fads and books that distort the truth about the historical Jesus, the most respected spiritual leader in the world presents his inspiring and lucid insights from Sacred Scripture and Christian tradition about the real Jesus Christ. Renowned for his theological brilliance, and the profound spritiual depth of this writings, Pope Benedict XVI adds these gifts to the weight of his spiritual authority as the successor of St. Peter to present a powerful work on the cruscial question of the person and claims of Christ.

Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives

by Pope Benedict Xvi Joseph Ratzinger

This momentous third and final volume in the Pope's international bestselling Jesus of Nazareth series details how the stories of Jesus' infancy and childhood are as relevant today as they were two thousand years ago. In 2007, Joseph Ratzinger published his first book as Pope Benedict XVI in order "to make known the figure and message of Jesus. " Now, the Pope focuses exclusively on the Gospel accounts of Jesus' life as a child. The root of these stories is the experience of hope found in the birth of Jesus and the affirmations of surrender and service embodied in his parents, Joseph and Mary. This is a story of longing and seeking, as demonstrated by the Magi searching for the redemption offered by the birth of a new king. It is a story of sacrifice and trusting completely in the wisdom of God as seen in the faith of Simeon, the just and devout man of Jerusalem, when he is in the presence of the Christ child. Ultimately, Jesus' life and message is a story for today, one that speaks to the restlessness of the human heart searching for the sole truth which alone leads to profound joy.

La Infancia de Jesus

by Joseph Ratzinger

New York Times Bestseller!El tercer transcendental y último volumen en la popular saga internacional "Jesús de Nazaret", escrito por El Papa, detallando como la historia de la infancia y niñez de Jesús es hoy por hoy aun tan relevante como fue hace dos mil años. En 2007 Joseph Ratzinger publicó su primer libro como Papa Benedicto XVI con el objetivo de "divulgar la figura y el mensaje de Jesús". En este volumen final El Papa se concentra exclusivamente en los Evangelios que cuentan la vida de Jesús cuando niño. En la raíz de esta historia está la vivencia por la esperanza encontrada con el nacimiento de Jesús y las afirmaciones de entrega y disposición encarnadas en sus padres José y María. Es una historia de anhelos y búsquedas, demostrada por los Tres Reyes Magos en la esperanza de redención traída con el nacimiento de un nuevo rey. Es un testimonio de sacrificio y confianza completa en la sabiduría de Dios visto a través de la fe de Simón, el recto y devoto vecino de Jerusalén, demostrada ante la presencia del Nino Jesús. En ultima instancia, la vida de Jesucristo y su mensaje es una historia actual que habla a la incansable búsqueda del corazón humano por la única verdad que es capaz, por si sola, de llevarnos a un profundo regocijo.

Without Roots: The West, Relativism, Christianity, Islam

by Marcello Pera Joseph Ratzinger

Bringing together their unique vantage points as leaders of Church and State, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and Marcello Pera challenge us to imagine what can be the future of a civilization that has abandoned its moral and cultural history. They call on the West to embrace a spiritual rather than political renewal -and to accept the moral values that alone can help us to make sense of changes in technology, economics, and society.

Without Roots: The West, Relativism, Christianity, Islam

by Joseph Ratzinger Now Pope Benedict XVI Marcello Pera

Bringing together their unique vantage points as leaders of Church and State, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and Marcello Pera challenge us to imagine what can be the future of a civilization that has abandoned its moral and cultural history. <P><P> They call on the West to embrace a spiritual rather than political renewal -and to accept the moral values that alone can help us to make sense of changes in technology, economics, and society.

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