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Ratzinger's Faith: The Theology of Pope Benedict XVI by [Rowland, Tracey]
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A book with an inspirational message. (Joanna Bogle, Catholic Times)

Ratzinger's Faith is intelligent and fascinating. Although it is academic, it is accessible, clear and rarely dry. It is the sort of book that will help Catholics and non-Catholics who have encountered Ratzinger as Pope Benedict begin to understand why he does the things he does (Catholic Herald)

Pope Benedict emerges from this book as a theologian of profound intellectual depth, clarity, and enterprise (The Church Times)

Professor Rowland's study of Benedict XVI's thought, drawn from his addresses and writings, is an important, notably intelligent and stimulating introduction (Edward Norman, The Spectator)

An accessible survey of the theological landscape by an author completely at ease and in tune with her subject (Fergus Kerr, The Tablet)

[Rowland] has not only mastered a vast body of work in four languages but managed to write about it engagingly, in a style accessible to the general reader (Christopher Pearson, The Australian)

About the Author

Tracey Rowland is Dean and Associate Professor of Political Philosophy and Continental Theology at the John Paul II Institute (Melbourne) and a member of the editorial board of the English language edition of the journal Communio, founded, among others, by Joseph Ratzinger and Hans Urs von Balthasar. Her first book, Culture and the Thomist Tradition: After Vatican II, was published in the Radical Orthodoxy series.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 813 KB
  • Print Length: 229 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0199570345
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 1 edition (6 Aug. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006NTL024
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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This is a marvellous book. Buy it and relish the fact that you did. Rowland is a superb writer who makes complex theological concepts accessible. If you like Ratzinger now, you will love him after reading this book.
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Surprisingly there were no other reviews of this book before I came along, so I thought I'd do the business.

Written by Tracey Rowland whom Cardinal Pell of Sydney calls "Australia's leading theologian", this book is dryer than grass in a year-long drought. It's very bookish and academic with many scholarly terms. I can see why Solomon (assuming he authored the book) wrote, "Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body." (Ecclesiastes 12:11). The book began to tire me out in its first pages.

Pell states in his foreward that no, "No Pope in history has published as much high quality theology on such a variety of topics as Pope Benedict XVI". Actually, from some of the stuff I have read from his books, and some of the reviews, he just repeats much of the same stuff. And he's not very original.

Ratzinger likes Mozart and Bach. He should retire and go and play some. It will be greatest contribution to humanity!

The title of the review refers to the fact that Joey has (apparently) a penchant for silk and satin costumes, as stated in Murder in the Vatican: The CIA and the Bolshevik Pontiff.
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