Pope Benedict XVI: His Life and Mission

Pope Benedict XVI His Life and Mission Includes a new foreword on the resignation and legacy of Pope Benedict XVI The sudden resignation of Pope Benedict XVI comes as the capstone to a papacy that that shocked some and delighted others Pop

  • Title: Pope Benedict XVI: His Life and Mission
  • Author: Stephen Mansfield
  • ISBN: 9781585424504
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Includes a new foreword on the resignation and legacy of Pope Benedict XVI The sudden resignation of Pope Benedict XVI comes as the capstone to a papacy that that shocked some and delighted others Pope Benedict was both an ardent intellectual and a driven traditionalist charged with leading a divided Catholic Church into a new era In Pope Benedict XVI, bestselling authoIncludes a new foreword on the resignation and legacy of Pope Benedict XVI The sudden resignation of Pope Benedict XVI comes as the capstone to a papacy that that shocked some and delighted others Pope Benedict was both an ardent intellectual and a driven traditionalist charged with leading a divided Catholic Church into a new era In Pope Benedict XVI, bestselling author Stephen Mansfield tells the story of a youth who grew up in Nazi Germany and went from being a liberal theologian associated with Vatican II to a theological conservative who became Pope John Paul s closest ally As a cardinal, the outgoing pope pursued a firmly traditional path in the last quarter century he excommunicated radical priests, cracked down on Marxist liberation theology in Latin America, and shaped some of John Paul s socially conservative positions He also drew a line of distinction between Catholicism and other faiths, promulgating respect for but not equality among the historic religions To some, Pope Benedict was the ultimate insider whose election ensured that the revolution of John Paul was rendered permanent in our century Mansfield s portrait of Pope Benedict was validated by recent history Benedict XVI will be remembered as the Great Custodian He sustained the return to tradition marked by John Paul.Pope Benedict XVI examines its subject specifically from the perspective of a non Catholic a committed Christian without fealty to Rome Mansfield s academic depth, his poetic but widely accessible writing style, and his ability to take complex religious ideas and make them understandable to the nonreligious make his treatment of Pope Benedict XVI significance for readers of all philosophies and faiths.

    One thought on “Pope Benedict XVI: His Life and Mission”

    1. survey of Ratzinger, life and history as youth in Germany to theological studies and work in Roman Catholic hierarchy. Succisa virescit = pruned, it grows again.quote Truth is not determined by a majority voteDawson Co. Library book

    2. Nice, brief over-view of Ratzinger's life. Information regarding his childhood & wartime experiences was enlightening.

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