LIGHT OF THE WORLD
AUTHOR : BENEDICT XVI
▪️Never has a Pope, in a booklength interview, dealt so directly with such wide-ranging and controversial issues as is done in Light of the World.
▪️Taken from a weeklong series of interviews with veteran journalist Peter Seewald, this book tackles head-on some of the greatest issues facing the world of in our time.
▪️Seewald poses such forthright questions to Pope Benedict as:
• What caused the clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church?
• Was there a “cover up”?
• Does affirming the goodness of the human body mean a plea for “better sex”?
• Can there be a genuine dialogue with Islam?
• Should the Church rethink Catholic teaching on priestly celibacy, women priests, contraception, and same-sex relationships?
• Is there a schism in the Catholic Church?
• Is Christianity the only truth?
• Can the Pope really speak for Jesus Christ?
• How can the Pope claim to be “infallible”?
• Is there a “dictatorship of relativism” today?
▪️Though Seewald interviews the Pope himself, the journalist “pulls no punches”, posing some of the thorniest questions any Pope has ever had to address.
▪️Believers and unbelievers will be fascinated to read Benedict’s thoughtful, straightforward and thought-provoking replies.
▪️This is no stern preachment or ponderous theological tract, but a lively, fast-paced, hallenging, even entertaining exchange.