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Not that I am aware of. Tom Send a noteboard - 12/02/2012 02:18:47 PM
With respect to the former, Ratzinger takes a believer's approach to being and existence but seems to studiously avoid questions such as the preexistence of the soul, the nature of reality, the concept of something being uncreated but always existent, etc.

With respect to the latter, the Catholic Church has righted course and is now generally in agreement with science with respect to the way the universe was created and is continually expanding. The only distinction is that the Church sees a divine plan that set everything in motion (i.e., "Let there be light" in broader terms) and continues to be active to this day. As such, I don't think Ratzinger feels much of a need to discuss it.

He's not a philosopher, after all. He's a theologian working within a set of beliefs where much of the philosophy has already been resolved.
Political correctness is the pettiest form of casuistry.

ἡ δὲ κἀκ τριῶν τρυπημάτων ἐργαζομένη ἐνεκάλει τῇ φύσει, δυσφορουμένη, ὅτι δὴ μὴ καὶ τοὺς τιτθοὺς αὐτῇ εὐρύτερον ἢ νῦν εἰσι τρυπώη, ὅπως καὶ ἄλλην ἐνταῦθα μίξιν ἐπιτεχνᾶσθαι δυνατὴ εἴη. – Procopius

Ummaka qinnassa nīk!

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Jesus von Nazareth (Book I), by Joseph Ratzinger - 12/02/2012 12:52:30 AM 7130 Views
Do you know of any works by Ratzinger that directly address Ontological and Cosmological issues? *NM* - 12/02/2012 01:54:08 PM 571 Views
Not that I am aware of. - 12/02/2012 02:18:47 PM 1104 Views
Ah, that's a pity. - 12/02/2012 09:11:18 PM 1204 Views

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