Pope Names: The Definitive Guide to the History of Papal Naming, Why Popes Choose the Names They Do, and What Name the Next Pope Will Choose [NOOK Book]

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In this groundbreaking study, Jimmy Akin looks at the history of papal naming, the reasons that popes choose the names they do, and uses this knowledge to predict the odds for the name the next pope will choose. Accompanied by extensive bonus materials, this one-of-a-kind study is the definitive guide to the phenomenon of papal names.
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Pope Names: The Definitive Guide to the History of Papal Naming, Why Popes Choose the Names They Do, and What Name the Next Pope Will Choose

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Overview

In this groundbreaking study, Jimmy Akin looks at the history of papal naming, the reasons that popes choose the names they do, and uses this knowledge to predict the odds for the name the next pope will choose. Accompanied by extensive bonus materials, this one-of-a-kind study is the definitive guide to the phenomenon of papal names.
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Editorial Reviews

Steve Ray
Leave it to Jimmy Akin to come up with an intriguing new book that should have been written long ago.
This short, easy-to-read, and insightful book tackles this puzzling investigation: Why do popes choose the names they do, and what do they mean? He even steps out on the proverbial limb to predict the name of the next pope, but not without reasons and clules. Like all of Akin's works, this book is thoroughly researched, interesting to read and full of useful information.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015252408
  • Publisher: Jimmy Akin
  • Publication date: 8/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,285,317
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jimmy Akin is an internationally-recognized author and speaker. He can be found online at www.JimmyAkin.com.

He has authored numerous books and articles, including: "The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church," "Mass Revision: How the Liturgy Is Changing and What It Means for You," and "The Salvation Controversy."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Good information!

    I liked that insight the book gave to the choosing of papal names. However, his less than 1% chance of the next Pope was way off! Pope Francis! I will be curious to Mr. Akin's thoughts on the choice of the name.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    Classic Jimmy Akin: Concise, Clear, and a little Capricious!

    Jimmy understands the need for clear-headed thinking and explication, and he excels at providing such.

    This work is remarkably thorough for a compendium, and looks at the data through more than one lens.

    He also engages in a bit of speculation about the next pope's regnal name, which is fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

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    Excellent study of papal names, as is expected when the name Jimmy Akin comes up. Unfortunately there are several places (Chapter 2, especially) when blocks of text are duplicated. Many clipboards are partial to this sort of textual "improvement" , even mine. Perhaps it is an undocumented feature of the Android OS. Keep up the great work, Jimmy!!!
    -- JG Campbell

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