Category Archives: Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict — Holy Spirit & Understanding Theology

“es gibt kein wahres Verständnis der christlichen Offenbarung außerhalb des Wirkens des Parakleten” (Sec. 15). http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_ben-xvi_exh_20100930_verbum-domini_ge.html Advertisements

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Benedict on Paul’s biography

Papa Benedict dedicated his second reflection on Paul to the Apostle’s biography (to avoid needless repetition, let me flag up front my deep and pervasive dependence throughout on the work of my teacher, Douglas Campbell). He begins by observing that, … Continue reading

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Paul’s times, our times

Papa Benedict XVI, in his first Wednesday audience dedicated to St Paul (back in 2008), observes the task of re-imagining the world of Paul’s formation and mission is perhaps not so arduous as we might at first suppose, because “unter … Continue reading

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Did MacIntyre name the pope?

Bruce Marshall speculates in an interesting aside: “As a new dark age closes in, Alasdair MacIntyre famously observed, we hope for a new St. Benedict. The former Cardinal Ratzinger surely did not choose by accident the name under which he would … Continue reading

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