Learning to Listen

Benedict XVI & Interreligious Dialogue

The controversy over Pope Benedict’s September lecture in Regensburg and his use of the now infamous quote from Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Paleologus condemning Islam was a perfect storm. But it was not the first time that stern words and brusqueness have been associated with Joseph Ratzinger.

We need only to think of the various notifications on theologians and matters of church discipline, the Letter to the Bishops of the...

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About the Author

Francis X. Clooney, SJ, is Parkman Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School.

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