By Jerome-Michael Vereb
"Because He used to be a German!" describes the dramatic method that ended in the Vatican Secretariat for selling Christian team spirit, and the definitive dedication of the Roman Catholic Church to the common ecumenical flow. It offers insightful profiles of the vital actors during this ecumenical drama -- Pope John XXIII, Cardinal Lorenz Jaeger of Paderborn, Germany, and Cardinal Augustin Bea, S.J. -- within the political, social, and theological ambivalence of a postwar divided Germany. It additionally presents perception into the negotiations that lead the way for the unheard of ecumenical openness of Vatican II.
an interesting tale, "Because He was once a German!" opens a window into the occasions that experience formed the trendy Catholic Church and highlights the context shaping the theological improvement of Pope Benedict XVI.
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Because He Was a German!: Cardinal Bea and the Origins of Roman Catholic Engagement in the Ecumenical Movement by Jerome-Michael Vereb