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Without Roots

Europe, Relativism, Christianity, Islam

by Pope Benedict XVI

Without Roots by Pope Benedict XVI
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2006
    159 pages
    Genre: Advice

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On May 12, 2004, Pope Benedict XVI--then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger--addressed the Italian Senate on the state of the West; the very same day, Joseph Pera, President of the Italian Senate, spoke before the Lateran College of the Papal University. Together they called upon the West to confront the spiritual, cultural, and political malaise that have afflicted it in the earliest years of the 21st century. In the months that ensued, before Cardinal Ratzinger's election to the papacy, they developed their ideas into the eloquent dialogue that is Without Roots -- a book that quickly became an Italian bestseller and is even more timely today than ever.

"Reasserting Europe's Christian identity and rebutting modern moral relativism, Rome packs a formidable punch .... Sure to spark controversy, their manifesto is required reading for any student of comparative religion or Vatican politics." - Kirkus.

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