The Theology of Pope Benedict XVI

The Christocentric Shift

Authors: de Gaál, Emery

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Many refer to Pope Benedict XVI as "the Mozart of Theology." Who are the thinkers who have informed his theology? What events, and which religious devotions, have shaped his personality? This study attempts to shed light on the unifying melody of the policies and positions of a pontificate charged with spiritual and theological depth.

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Fr. Father Emery de Gaál is Chairman and Professor of Dogmatic Theology at Mundelein Seminary, USA

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"Pope Benedict XVI's theological work and his pastoral and spiritual writings are here placed in the perspective of the mystery of Christ. Father Emery de Gaál has beautifully and exhaustively clarified the fundamental interpretative key to the Ratzinger texts and to the life of Pope Benedict XVI." - Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago

"He was already one of the most important theologians of the past century before his election to the papacy as Benedict XVI in this century. But now Joseph Ratzinger must count as perhaps the most important postconciliar theologian, bar none. de Gaál gives us the most comprehensive study of the pope's theology now available. But even more, he places the pope's thought in the context of the revolution in Catholic theology that started well before Vatican II and has continued on to this day: the revolution that abandoned neoscholasticism and shifted its focus to Christology. That story is indeed a dramatic one, and here it is dramatically and comprehensively told. This book is a 'must purchase' for every theological library - and for all admirers of that perhaps greatest of great theologians, Joseph Ratzinger." - Fr. Edward T. Oakes, S. J., Chester & Margaret Paluch Professor of Theology, University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary

"Father de Gaál's work is indispensable for anyone who wishes to understand the Christocentric shift in the papacies of John Paul II and Benedict XVI and in contemporary theological anthropology generally. It is the deepest analysis of the topic currently available." - Tracey Rowland, Professor and Dean, John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne, Australia


Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Christocentric Shift

    Gaál, Emery

    Pages 1-6

  • Highlights of a Lifelong Ministry

    Gaál, Emery

    Pages 9-11

  • Personality and Temperament

    Gaál, Emery

    Pages 13-20

  • Formative Early Encounters as a Seminarian: Personal Existentialism Grounded in Jesus Christ

    Gaál, Emery

    Pages 21-31

  • Graduate Studies in Munich

    Gaál, Emery

    Pages 33-44

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Theology of Pope Benedict XVI
Book Subtitle
The Christocentric Shift
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Emery de Gaál
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11476-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230114760
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10540-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-28983-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 365
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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