Meeting Saint Paul with the Pope: Wednesday Audiences During the Pauline Jubilee Year

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Paulist Press, 2009 - Religion - 133 pages
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During the special Pauline Jubilee Year, Pope Benedict XVI used his Wednesday audiences as an opportunity to meet one of the most influential persons in the history of Christianity, Saint Paul. Meeting Saint Paul is the complete collection of these twenty-one papal reflections.
 

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Contents

Religious and Cultural Environment
1
Life of Saint Paul Before and After Damascus
7
Saint Pauls Conversion
15
Saint Pauls Concept of Apostle
21
Paul the Twelve and the prePauline Church
27
The Council of Jerusalem and the Incident in Antioch
33
The Relationship with the Historical Jesus
39
Saint Pauls Teaching on the Church
45
The Decisiveness of the Resurrection
63
The Expectation of the Parousia
70
From Works to Faith
77
The Apostles Teaching on Faith and Works
83
The Apostles Teaching on the Relationship between Adam and Christ
88
Theology of the Sacraments
95
Letters to the Colossians and Ephesians
111
Saint Pauls Life and Legacy
126

Preexistence and Incarnation
51
The Theology of the Cross
57

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Pope Benedict XVI was elected the 265th Roman pontiff by the Papal Conclave on April 19, 2005. Prior to his election as pope, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger had many years of distinguished service in the Roman Catholic Church as a professor, theologian, advisor and theological consultant during the Second Vatican Council, prolific author of numerous published works, Prefect of the Congregation for the Divine Faith, and the Dean of the College of Cardinals.

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