Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Books: Inside the Vatican - ChristianityTodayLibrary.com on Cardinal Ratzinger: "He is not, of course, a 'minimalist' theologian who is inclined to tailor Catholic teaching to fit Protestant tastes. But he has intimate understanding and appreciation of the religious and theological genius of figures such as Luther. He believes that what is true in the Protestant critique can and should be embraced by what he calls 'the structure of faith.' At the same time, he does not seem to expect too much in the healing of the breach between Rome and the Reformation. Speaking of the prospects for Christian unity, he says at one point that perhaps the most we should hope for is that there will be no new schisms."