The Pope, The Church and The Signs Of The Times
On Sale: November 24, 2010
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Foreword by George Weigel
Never has a Pope, in a book-length interview, dealt so
directly with such wide-ranging and controversial issues as
Pope Benedict XVI does in Light of the World. Taken
from a recent week-long series of interviews with veteran
journalist Peter Seewald, this book tackles head-on some of
the greatest issues facing the world of our time. Seewald
poses such forthright questions to Pope Benedict as:
- What caused the clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic
- Was there a "cover up"?
- Have you considered resigning?
- Does affirming the goodness of the human body mean a
plea for "better sex"?
- Can there be a genuine dialogue with Islam?
- Should the Church rethink Catholic teaching on priestly
celibacy, women priests, contraception, and same-sex
- Holy Communion for divorced-and-remarried Catholics?
- Is there a schism in the Catholic Church?
- Should there be a Third Vatican Council?
- Is there any hope for Christian unity?
- Is Christianity the only truth?
- Can the Pope really speak for Jesus Christ?
- How can the Pope claim to be "infallible"?
- Is there a "dictatorship of relativism" today?
Twice before these two men held wide-ranging discussions,
which became the best-selling books Salt of the
Earth and God and the World. Then, Seewald's
discussion partner was Joseph Ratzinger, head of the
Vatican's chief doctrinal office. Now, Joseph Ratzinger is
Pope Benedict XVI, the spiritual leader of the world's over
one billion Catholics. Though Seewald now interviews the
Pope himself, the journalist "pulls no punches", posing some
of the thorniest questions any Pope has had to address.
Believers and unbelievers will be fascinated to hear
Benedict's thoughtful, straightforward and thought-provoking
replies. This is no stern preachment or ponderous
theological tract, but a lively, fast-paced, challenging,
even entertaining exchange.
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