Jesus Christus by Romano Guardini

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Romano Guardini, widely recognized as the theological mentor of Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), and the author of The Lord, offers a series of meditations on the life of Christ in a similar vein to the Pope's Jesus of Nazareth series.

This series of illuminating sermons on the life of Christ was delivered to students at Berlin University, where Romano Guardini (1885-1968) taught. He was a mentor to such prominent theologians as Hans Urs von Balthasar and Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) and in this book, Guardini's teaching style comes truly alive. Delivered while writing his bestselling masterwork The Lord, these reflections inspire the reader to contemplate the presence that Jesus Christ manifested to the world. Guardini masterfully carries the reader beyond the stories and events of scripture to focus on the person of Jesus Christ. These meditations are accessible and clear, but maintain the theological depth found in Guardini's seminal work.
 

About Romano Guardini

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Romano Guardini (1885 968) is regarded as one of the most important Catholic intellectuals of the twentieth century. He lived in Germany most of his life and was ordained a priest in Mainz in 1910. Guardini s academic focus was philosophy of religion and he is best known for such works as The Lord, The End of the Modern World and The Spirit of the Liturgy. Guardini taught at the University of Berlin until he was forced to resign for criticizing Nazi mythologizing of Jesus and for emphasizing Christ s Jewishness. After World War II, he taught at the University of Tubingen and the University of Munich. While Guardini declined Pope Paul VI s offer to make him a cardinal in 1965, his prolific status as a scholar and teacher heavily influenced the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, especially liturgical reforms. His intellectual disciples are many, including Josef Pieper and Pope Benedict XVI.
 
Published June 4, 2012 by Christian Classics. 128 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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