NEW BOOK: Joseph Ratzinger’s collected works on theology of liturgy!

UPDATE: PRE-ORDER ends soon.  Release date 5 May!

Ignatius Press has collected into one volume all of Joseph Ratzinger’s works on liturgy.

It is available for PRE-ORDER at a reduced price.  Hardcover for $26.38 rather than $34.95 (25% off).  Click HERE

Joseph Ratzinger-Collected Works: Theology of the Liturgy

UK link HERE

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  1. Legisperitus says:

    Great news! One of the greatest liturgists (yes, liturgists) of our time, whom we were privileged to have as Pope for eight brief shining years.

  2. KylieP says:

    Can’t wait to get it!

  3. Elizabeth R says:

    That is great news! Ordered through your link.

  4. idelsan says:

    I read it a year ago, in spanish, and it’s is a treat. It’s great. Really, really. You are going to enjoy it.

  5. Vincent says:

    Out of interest, is there any reason why he’s still referred to as Joseph Ratzinger when referring to works before he became Pope? I’ve been doing a bit of work on stuff written by Pope Gregory the Great recently, and I note that everything he wrote, regardless of whether it was actually written before he became Pope, is now known as having been written by Pope Gregory I.

    Is this because he specifically published them under his earlier name, or is it just an editorial decision to avoid people assuming that because he was Pope his writings are therefore infallible?

  6. Pullapis says:

    Ignatius Press is also having a wonderful sale on many books by or about Benedict. I’m a more recent revert to Catholicism and engagement with the faith and the works of the past 2,000 years, and found them to be a good start to my library. They were all $3 each, a steal. Some included in the lists are gorgeous coffee table books. A sampling:

    Pope Benedict XVI; God’s Revolution; Church, Ecumenism and Politics; Maria; Fundamental Speeches from Five Decades; Credo for Today; My Brother the Pope; Heart of the Christian Life; Milestones; and Joseph Ratzinger: Life in the Church and Living Theology.

    The sale goes through Good Friday.

  7. John V says:

    Meh. A German theology professor. What does he know about liturgy?

  8. John V says:

    Should have added /sarcasm, lest I be misunderstood.

  9. emily13 says:

    There are more to follow:

    @Vincent – I believe I read that it was the request of Pope Emeritus that these works be published under the name Joseph Ratzinger.

  10. Legisperitus: “One of the greatest liturgists (yes, liturgists) of our time”

    Just “one of”? Upon reading this, I paused to wonder who might be a contemporary liturgist whose published liturgical scholarship and influence on liturgical practice–from EF restoration to OF reform–might warrant serious comparison with Joseph Ratzinger’s. I couldn’t come up with a plausible name.

  11. ajf1984 says:

    We wants it, precioussss! And the forthcoming volumes. Most exciting!

  12. Does this include Spirit of the Liturgy, or is that a separate title altogether?

  13. Rushintuit says:

    Joseph Ratzinger’s theology in one sentence:

    ‘The concluding part of the “secret” uses images which Lucia may have seen in devotional books and which draw their inspiration from long-standing intuitions of faith.’ -The Message of Fatima, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

  14. Stephen Matthew says:

    Anyone know where to find a table of contents for this volume?

  15. Pastor Bonus says:

    Just ordered it, thanks for the link!

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