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God’s Revolution: World Youth Day and Other Cologne Talks

, 2006
ISBN: 9781681492148

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In Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, people were told, the world was getting “God’s Rottweiler” as pope. Now, after Benedict’s first encyclical, Deus Caritas Est or “God is Love,” many people are wondering if he isn’t really the “Love Pope.”

God’s Revolution by Benedict XVI, the collection of his World Youth Day talks and other addresses in Cologne, only adds to the amazement. Thoughtful readers will discover in its author far more than they bargained for.

God’s Revolution isn’t only for young people, for Catholics alone, or even only for Christians. Benedict XVI’s thoughtful and inspiring messages to the Jewish and Muslim communities in Germany are included. Speaking in a synagogue in Cologne, Benedict urges Jews and Christians to grow closer to one another. He recalls the horrors of the Holocaust and warns against “new signs of anti-Semitism.” As he commemorates the 60th anniversary of the liberation from the Nazi death camps, the Pope’s words are especially poignant: as a teenager, Benedict XVI was forced to join the Hitler Youth, against his will and that of his anti-Nazi parents.

God’s Revolution also addresses Protestant Christians. Coming from the land of the Reformer Martin Luther, Benedict knows Protestant concerns. He presents Catholic teaching in a way that underscores Catholics’ and Protestants’ common Christian commitment. “Together we confess that Jesus Christ is God and Lord,” he states, “together we acknowledge him as the one mediator between God and man (cf. 1 Tim 2:5), and we emphasize together that we are members of his Body.”

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Key Features

  • Presents a collection of Benedict XVI’s World Youth Day talks
  • Speaks of the common faith in one God that Christians and Muslims share
  • Presents Catholic teaching that underscores Catholics’ and Protestants’ common Christian commitment


  • Message of the Holy Father John Paul II
  • Welcome Ceremony
  • Celebration Welcoming the Young People
  • Visit to the Cathedral of Cologne
  • Meeting with Seminarians
  • Youth Vigil
  • Eucharistic Celebration
  • Angelus
  • Visit to the Synagogue of Cologne
  • Meeting with Representatives of Some Muslim Communities
  • Ecumenical Meeting
  • Meeting with the German Bishops
  • Departure Ceremony
  • General Audience

Praise for the Print Edition

An informed and informative collection of inspired guidance drawn from the spirited writings in celebration of the World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany, and the influential role played by the pope in this international event. Knowledgeably covering a great array intriguing subjects, God’s Revolution introduces the reader to the inspiring love of Christ, a strong Catholic identity, and a profoundly idealist Christian vision. Manifesting a true wisdom of the Christian faith, in the enduring benefits of Christian fundamentals, and providing a situational perception through the authorship of Pope Benedict XVI, God’s Revolution is very highly recommended for all Roman Catholics.

—Bojan Tunguz, visiting scholar, Stanford University

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