List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; 1. Interpreting Social Discourse; 2. Appraisal; 3. Ideation: Representing Experience; 4. Conjunction: Connecting Events; 5. Negotiation; 6. Identification: Tracking Participants; 7. Periodicity: Information Flow; 8. Tackling a Text; 9. Connections; 10. 'Judaism, Islam, and the World Religions' and 'Secularism and the Future of Europe'.; Also includes expanded bibliography.
Aidan Nichols entered the Dominican Order in 1970, and has since worked in Edinburgh, Oslo, Rome and Cambridge, where he now lives. Publications include The Art of God Incarnate, From Newman to Congar and Rome and the Eastern Churches.
"'An important introduction, not only to the mind and heart of one man, but to the intellectual ferment of his times.' Expository Times 'Those who want to get closer to this thinker should consult [The Thought of Pope Benedict XVI]... This, the first study of its kind in English, is a meticulously researched, lucid account of Ratzinger's thought.' The Economist 'So good an introduction is this book that I am eager to read more of Ratzinger, for he has a lot to say; not least, in criticism of my own position.' Reformed Theological Review"