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Benedict XVI and Liberation Theology: Reason, Will, and History

  • Daniel K. Finn (a1)
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1 Augustine of Hippo, Confessions of St. Augustine: A Modern English Version, trans. Helms Hal M., (Orleans, MA: Paraclete Press, 1986), 84.

2 ibid., 85.

3 ibid., 84.

4 Christoph Schröbel, as quoted in Shortt Rupert, Benedict XVI: Commander of the Faith, (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2005), 4647.

5 The succeeding comments about Pope Benedict's intellectual history are indebted to Komonchak Joseph A., “The Church in Crisis,” Commonweal, June 3, 2005, 1114.

6 Ratzinger Joseph, Milestones, trans. Leiva-Merikakis Erasmo (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1998), 136.

7 ibid., 137.

10 ibid., 138.

11 Mansfield Stephen, Pope Benedict XVI: His Life and Mission, (New York: J.P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2005), 5859.

12 As quoted in “Ratzinger Assails WCC,” The Christian Century, June 18–25, 1997, 582.

13 Lonergan Bernard, “The Transition from a Classicist Worldview to Historical Mindedness,” in Law for Liberty, ed. Beidler James (Baltimore: Helicon, 1967), 127.

14 This account comes from oral reports of participants and from Principe Walter, “When ‘Authentic’ Teachings Change,” The Ecumenist 25 (19861987): 70.

15 ibid., 71.

16 ibid., 70.

18 For a classic introduction to the sociology of knowledge, see Berger Peter and Luckmann Thomas, The Social Construction of Reality (New York: Doubleday, 1966).

19 Renick Timothy, “Liberty as a Christian Value,” Christian Century, June 17, 2008, 36, taken from Van Voorst Robert, ed., Readings in Christianity (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1997), 109–10.

20 Fischer Heinz-Joachim, Pope Benedict XVI: A Personal Portrait, trans. McNeil Brian (New York: Crossroad, 2005).

21 Pool Jeff B., “Conversations with Langdon Gilkey,” Criterion 44/3 (Winter 2006): 23.

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