As a theologian the newly elected Pope Benedict XVI has been described as Augustinian rather than Thomist and more "ressourcement" than "aggiornamento."
These are categories many Catholics may not recognize, but theologians who know his work said they help characterize important aspects of how the new pope, formerly Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, thinks...
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Thursday, May 05, 2005
Theologians reflect on Pope Benedict XVI's theology
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I would distinguish the two camps thusly: "aggiorniamento without ressourcement" and "aggiorniamento with ressourcement." Otherwise, a decent article.
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