Truth and Tolerance: Christian Belief And World Religions

byPope Emeritus Benedict Xvi, Henry Taylor

Paperback | October 31, 2004

Truth and Tolerance: Christian Belief And World Religions by Pope Emeritus Benedict Xvi
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Is truth knowable? If we know the truth, must we hide it in the name of tolerance? Cardinal Ratzinger engages the problem of truth, tolerance, religion and culture in the modern world. Describing the vast array of world religions, Ratzinger embraces the difficult challenge of meeting diverse understandings of spiritual truth while defending the Catholic teaching of salvation through Jesus Christ. "But what if it is true?" is the question that he poses to cultures that decry the Christian position on man's redemption. Upholding the notion of religious truth while asserting the right of religious freedom, Cardinal Ratzinger outlines the timeless teaching of the Magisterium in language that resonates with our embattled culture. A work of extreme sensitivity, understanding, and spiritual maturity, this book is an invaluable asset to those who struggle to hear the voice of truth in the modern religious world.

"Beyond all particular questions, the real problem lies in the question about truth. Can truth be recognized? Or, is the question about truth simply inappropriate in the realm of religion and belief? But what meaning does belief then have, what positive meaning does religion have, if it cannot be connected with truth?" 
-Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
From the Preface

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger) is widely recognized as one of the most brilliant theologians and spiritual leaders of our age. As Pope he authored the best-selling Jesus of Nazareth; and prior to his pontificate, he wrote many influential books that continue to remain important for the contemporary Church, such as Introd...
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Title:Truth and Tolerance: Christian Belief And World ReligionsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:284 pages, 8.03 X 5.35 X 0.89 inShipping dimensions:284 pages, 8.03 X 5.35 X 0.89 inPublished:October 31, 2004Publisher:Ignatius PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:158617035X

ISBN - 13:9781586170356

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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