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This book is an easy read for an educated layman.
The identification of covenant makes the Foreword by Dr. Scott Hahn, who lectures and writes extensively on covenant theology, all the more appropriate.
Ratzinger is a theologian of wide reading and study, and not just within the confines of official Catholic doctrine.
This book is an examination of the crux of the Judeo Christian faith - that "one covenant" is the overarching theme of the scriptures; apart from understanding that basic... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Kathryn Stuart
It seems that Christian theologians have attempted to find the continuity of the faith with it's ancient Jewish roots since the beginning. Read morePublished on August 27, 2008 by Stratiotes Doxha Theon
Cardinal Ratzinger is now Pope Benedict XVI. At the time of this writing he was Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Propogation of the Faith. Read morePublished on December 16, 2007 by Stuart Dauermann
This is a surprising book! I was amazed to read of such views taken by the Holy Pontiff. I have a more positive view after reading this short but important book.Published on September 2, 2007 by George C. Moore
Much of what Cardinal Ratzinger has said here has been said in other works (by him or by others). However, the given text functions as a thoughtful synthesis of these movements of... Read morePublished on July 6, 2006 by Matthew K. Minerd
The style is typical Ratzinger. Thoughtful and insightful. Slow reading at times yet this is to be expected when dealing with a devisive issue which as firmented for nearly 1500... Read morePublished on July 1, 2006 by Jeffrey Nourse
As always, Card. Ratzinger approaches the issues at hand, gives an overview of various approaches to the topic, and critiques each of them. Read morePublished on March 18, 2006 by R. Newman
I don't claim to be near as knowledgeable as the author, but this book rambled forever and I don't feel it ever addressed the issue raised in its title. I got nothing out of it. Read morePublished on January 15, 2006 by Street