[Autom. eng. transl.] Liberating freedom is the second volume of the series "Joseph Ratzinger Chosen Texts" which contains a selection of interventions and writings by Joseph Ratzinger / Benedict XVI dedicated to the theme "Faith and politics". The Joseph Ratzinger Chosen Texts series is an editorial project in seven volumes on the fundamental themes of the thought of the pope emeritus. The book is embellished by the preface of Pope Francis and contains an unpublished text by Pope Benedict XVI. "For Christians, therefore, what was said of the patriarchs of Israel is again valid: they are strangers and of passage, because they yearn for the future home (see Heb 11: 13-16). It is a long time since these passages have been mentioned so much, because they seem to distance man from the earth and divert him from his duties, even political, over time and in history. To put it in terms that echo a Brechtian motto: let us therefore leave the sky to the sparrows. We instead take care of the earth, trying to make it habitable. Hope in the heavens is not the enemy of fidelity to the earth: it is also hope for the earth. Trusting in what is greater and more definitive, we Christians can and must instill hope also in what is provisional, in the political dimension and in the sphere of institutions "(Joseph Ratzinger / Benedict XVI).
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Freeing freedom. Faith and politics in the Third Millennium|
|Number of pages||208|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|