In The Beginning...\': A Catholic Understanding Of The Story Of Creation And The Fall (Ressourcement: Retrieval And Renewal In Catholic Thought (RRRCT))

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In the Beginning...': A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and the Fall (Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal in Catholic Thought (RRRCT))

In four superb homilies and a concluding essay, Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, provides a clear and inspiring exploration of the Genesis creation narratives.

While the stories of the world’s creation and the fall of humankind have often been subjected to reductionism of one sort or another ? literalists treat the Bible as a science textbook whereas rationalists divorce God from creation ? Ratzinger presents a rich, balanced Catholic understanding of these early biblical writings and attests to their enduring vitality.

Beginning each homily with a text selected from the first three chapters of Genesis, Ratzinger discusses, in turn, God the creator, the meaning of the biblical creation accounts, the creation of human beings, and sin and salvation; in the appendix he unpacks the beneficial consequences of faith in creation.

Expertly translated from German, these reflections set out a reasonable and biblical approach to creation. ‘In the Beginning . . .’ also serves as an excellent homiletic resource for priests and pastors.

Specifications of In the Beginning...': A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and the Fall (Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal in Catholic Thought (RRRCT))

GENERAL
AuthorJoseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Boniface Ramsey
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
EditionReprint
ISBN-100802841066
ISBN-139780802841063
PublisherEerdmans
Number Of Pages112
Publication Date1995-11-02
DIMENSIONS
Height9 inch.
Length6 inch.
Width0.09 inch.
Weight0.4 pounds.

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