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Eschatology, death and eternal life / Joseph Ratzinger translated by Michael Waldstein ; translation edited by Aidan. Nichols. p. cm.—(Dogmatic theology 9). 3 Joseph Ratzinger, Eschatology: Death and Eternal Life, [Vol. 9 of Dogmatic Theology, Trans. Michael Waldstein; Translation edited by Aidan. Fr. Kenneth Joseph Onda, OAR, STL Eschatology Eschatology According to Joseph 4 Joseph Ratzinger, Eschatology; Death and Eternal Life, translated by Michael /handle/// =1.

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Joseph Ratzinger. Eschatology. Death and Eternal Life. Translated by Michael Waldstein. Translation edited by Aidan Nichols, O.P.. The Catholic University of. Joseph Ratzinger, Eschatology Death and Eternal Life. Tr. Michael Waldstein, ( Cath.U.A. Press, ). Part Three. The Future Life: Chapter 7 - Hell, Purgatory. Eschatology: Death and Eternal Life (): Joseph Ratzinger: Books.

Yet without this hope it would be impossible to lead a Christian life. This intimate bond between the firm hope of future life and the possibility of responding to the demands of Christian life was clearly recognized in the Church from its inception. For then it was recalled that the Apostles obtained glory through their suffering;1 moreover, those who were led to martyrdom discovered strength in the hope of reaching Christ through their own death and in the hope of their own future resurrection. When other Christians look upon the witness that these saints offer, they too become stronger in their pilgrimage to Christ. This immanentism is a diminution of the total picture of man. It is with great difficulty that they shake this off.

Hegel tried to overcome dualism by reducing God to an entity within the world process. To the believer, in contrast, in the God-man Jesus Christ the meaning of history is definitively revealed. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

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Google Scholar 2. Google Scholar 3. Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, 2nd ed. Google Scholar 4. Can the soul exist without the body?

What is the relation between eschatology and creation? Can we say that Jesus is the cause of salvation? And can the mission of the church be reduced to witnessing to the kingdom of God without abandoning the Christian confession that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life cf.

John This is Vol. The inner impetus of that preaching came from the fact that Jesus, in an authoritative fashion, proclaimed the imminent end of the world, the breaking-in of the Kingdom of God.

God is the only — one—beginning and the one—end — of all created reality. McBrien, op. Instead, we need to integrate the opposing elements in the light of the Christian centre, to strike a fair balance and come to understand the real promise of faith more deeply. Joseph Ratzinger, Eschatology, pp. God is the active, incarnate power of love by which we ourselves — our sisters and brothers, our world, and our history are healed, renewed, and brought to the fullness of perfection.

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This is precisely what the Kingdom of God is all about. Instead, it qualifies existence. It interprets Christianity as an ever renewed act of encounter.

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Ratzinger calls this a complete transformation of Aristotelianism; the spirit, because it does not belong to this world, is neither individual nor personal. But the spirit joined to the body, precisely as spirit, makes us persons open to immortality. He takes up that place which is truly his by right. In himself, he is pure salvation. Anyone who is with him has entered the space of deliverance and salvation.

Apoleia being the opposite of soteria, and soteria in its technical usage denoting the reclaiming from death unto life, apoleia also acquires the specific sense of such ruin and destruction, as it involves an eternal loss of life Philippians ; Hebrews Perdition in this latter sense is equivalent to what theology calls "eternal death.

Heaven takes shape in the Resurrection and Exaltation of Christ. I bring with me the reward that will be given to each man as his conduct deserves.

Eschatology: Death and Eternal Life

At the same time, heaven is not just an individualistic reality; it has a social, ecclesiological dimension. Heaven is a stranger to isolation.

It is the open society of the communion of saints, and in this way is the fulfilment of all human-communion. Josef Schmid, Das Evangelium nach Marckus, 2nd ed. It stands among them — in his-own-person. Jesus is that Kingdom since through him the Spirit of God acts in the world.

It is from Christ that the Spirit, the reign i. Benno Verlag, ; Trans. At least Ratzinger applies his eschatological conceptualizations to liturgy and to the theology behind the Liturgy53 in a practical sense. Our sacred liturgies are a expression of how we communally — live, love, worship, hope for, and serve God — as his disciples — in anticipation of our [hoped-for] heavenly-part- taking in and enjoyment of his Beatific Vision. This is because [- we, like the Jews who face east towards Jerusalem and the Muslims who worship to the east facing Mecca,] - we as Catholics should all face east both Priest and People — for the anticipation of the return of Our Lord during the Eucharistic Sacrifice.

Our liturgical theology should reflect our eschatological beliefs which are at the core of our faith. Vatican II only asked for the Liturgy of the Word during Mass to be offered in the vernacular and to be proclaimed in front of the people for pastoral effectiveness.

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Sacrosantum Concilium [the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy] says nothing about the priest facing the people during the Eucharistic prayers of the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Here, Ratzinger has thrown a stone into the pond to set the ripples going, and to set the norms for the liturgical renewal that will happen slowly and definitely over the next 50 years, so that our Liturgies reflect our theological beliefs as perfectly as is humanly achievable. Ratzinger sees both forms of Mass Extraordinary and Ordinary as equally valid, efficacious, and edifying — for they are equal ways of worshipping God.