Fr. Christopher Collins has written a book which is both informative for the general reader and a useful bibliographical source for the student. There is a certain ‘freshness’ in the tone and a pleasing humility in the presentation. This book is certainly a significant addition to the commentaries on Joseph Ratzinger’s work.
Gill Goulding, CJ, University of Toronto
Christopher Collins praises Benedict for the ‘simultaneous simplicity and profundity of his words.’ That same simultaneity is beautifully preserved in Collins’ own interpretation, which will serve as an excellent guide to both the letter and the spirit of Benedict’s theology.
Khaled Anatolios, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Fr. Christopher Collins, with theological acumen and pastoral sensitivity, provides a robustly Christ-centered reading of the writings of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI. This is an admirable introduction to the universal scope of the Pope’s theological vision.
Robert Imbelli, Boston College
Eloquently and peaceably, with a rare combination of scholarly and spiritual discipline, Christopher Collins guides us into the very marrow of Joseph Ratzinger's theology: God calls us to encounter Jesus Christ through his Holy Spirit. In this simple insight, Ratzinger's whole theology and life are enfolded. Indeed, like an icon, this book draws us into the encounter to which Ratzinger bears witness. A stunning achievement.
Matthew Levering, University of Dayton