Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger [Pope Benedict XVI] - Truth and Tolerance: Christian Belief and World Religions
Pope Benedict XVI has dealt in quite a number of his works with the issues of secularisation and contemporary religious and cultural identity. Many of these works are now also readily accessible in English. It would be a rewarding task to collate his approach with those of thinking representatives of contemporary Muslim thought. In Truth and Tolerance, Benedict - still Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the time when its original German edition went to the press - presents, aside from some new contributions, milestone-articles that he has published over the last 15 years in the field of ‘theology of religions’ in various journals. What Benedict has to say about interfaith relations today might also be of interest to the audience of this journal, since he is in the Muslim world - usually exclusively (and perhaps selectively) - associated with his 2006 ‘Regensburg lecture’ which was perceived by some as misrepresenting the religion of Islam.