Pope Benedict XVI: Successor to Peter

Pope Benedict XVI: Successor to Peter

by Michael Collins
     
 

This introductory book on the pope presents a short biography of Joseph Ratzinger in both a human and a historical context. Starting with the pope's early years in Bavaria and his youth during the Second World War, it then outlines his academic career, how the student riots of 1968 transformed him from a liberal to a conservative theologian, his time at the… See more details below

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This introductory book on the pope presents a short biography of Joseph Ratzinger in both a human and a historical context. Starting with the pope's early years in Bavaria and his youth during the Second World War, it then outlines his academic career, how the student riots of 1968 transformed him from a liberal to a conservative theologian, his time at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and some of the more dramatic and public interventions he made in that position. Finally, the book looks at the opening days of his pontificate and - from statements, homilies, and addresses delivered during that time - assesses the likely pattern of the papacy of Benedict XVI.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809143849
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

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