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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Hence I was all the more surprised at this, his brief memoirs Views Read Edit View history. Feb 26, Diana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Joseph Ratzinger would go on to serve for over two decades as the Ratzingsr of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith under John Paul II, before being elected pope himself in At the time of his election as Pope, he was also Dean of the College of Cardinals, and as such the primus inter pares among the cardinals.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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. Will rated it it was ok Nov 06, The French Academy honored him as the apt successor to Andrey Sacharov, the dissident atom physicist during the tyranny of the Soviet Union.

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.


In any case, it is a very interesting experience, to be introduced to mileatones Benedict XVI, the man, through these pages. Desertions were widespread during the last weeks of the war, although deserters were subject to death if caught.

After basic infantry training, he served at various posts around the city with his unit.

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Milestones: Memoirs by Pope Benedict XVI

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. It was not a surprise to secular thinkers, who had learned to treat Ratzinger with respect. 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.

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.

In he was released from the Flak and returned home only to be drafted into labor detail under the infamous Austrian Legion.

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 is not afraid to face up to the most difficult challenges to the faith, knowing that in trying to answer them we discover the truth in all its grandeur and compelling nature.

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Forgot password or Username? John Allen, a Ratzinger biographer, reports a revelation made by Cardinal Ratzinger at a conference in the Vatican on 28 November As I point out in my book, what marked Ratzinger as a professor was his ability to promote genuine, open discussion and dialogue, as well as his dry wit and gentle humor.

Why has it been such an integral part of his writings over several decades? Mar 30, Suzanne rated it liked it.

Gatzinger Print-friendly version Fr. Or a priest telling of ‘the sufferings necessary for the priestly ministry. The chronological scope of memoir is determined by the work’s context and is theref Excellent! This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat Cardinals created People venerated People beatified Saints canonized Pastoral visits.

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This one offered a few insights but mostly felt like an extended curriculum vitae. It was their recognition of a courageous thinker who was in effect the great molestones under the “dictatorship of relativism” that has swamped Europe and American over the past half-century. As always with the Holy Father, he gives more than what I expect way more!

IP Religious Ed blog. The immediate post-war situation of the Church in Germany exercised a huge influence on the fledgling theologian.

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Mar 07, Michael Kramer rated it really liked it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Born to a working-class family in Bavaria, his childhood was overshadowed by the rise of Hitler and Nazi rule over Germany.

Then I got a Schott for Sundays, which contained the complete liturgy for Sundays and feast days.