Values in a Time of Upheaval

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Ignatius Press, 2006 - Religion - 175 pages

In the worldwide best seller Values in a Time of Upheaval, Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) passionately defends the role traditional Judeo-Christian values should play in a pluralistic society and a multicultural world. He examines such crucial contemporary issues as the moral foundations of a free society, the role of spiritual values in promoting human rights, current challenges to Western culture, and the place of faith and love of God in finding true peace. Joseph Ratzinger proposes a balance of faith and reason that avoids the extremes of fundamentalist theocracies and secular, relativist states.

Topics include:

  • Politics and morality
  • Peace
  • The meaning of history
  • Truth in a pluralistic world
  • The moral basis of democratic states
  • Relativism
  • Human dignity
  • The Christian basis for hope
  • Bioethics
  • Freedom
  • Human rights and responsibilities
  • Marriage and family
  • Tradition and progress

 

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Contents

Preface
7
What Keeps the World Together
31
Freedom Law and the Good
45
What Is Truth?
53
Part II
73
Searching for Peace
101
Acting in the Strength That Comes
123
Europes Identity
129
Common Identity and Common Will
151
Epilogue
161
Note on First Publication of
169
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