No Restorationist

Ratzinger's Theological Journey

The election of Joseph Ratzinger as pope has evoked reactions of both satisfaction and of dismay. For some, the dismay was quickly reinforced by news of the removal of Fr. Thomas Reese as editor of America magazine. In a time of heightened polarization, it is important to examine more closely the new pope’s theological and spiritual vision, in order to gain greater perspective on his commitments and concerns.

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About the Author

Christopher Ruddy is associate professor of systematic theology at the Catholic University of America.