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Values in a Time of Upheaval, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger


By Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI

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 fundamentnalist 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

Hardcover, 2006

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