Expand your understanding of Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, with this diverse collection of his writings, dialogues, meditations, and memories. As one of the most revered Catholic scholars, theologians, teachers, and authors of our time, Ratzinger’s profound treatment of Christianity combines a spiritual outlook with a deep knowledge of Scripture, history, and theology. This collection integrates moving biographical materials with his more traditional theological works.
Study his papal catechesis for the Year of Faith, follow his debates with philosopher Jürgen Habermas, and enjoy poignant photographs of his close relationship with John Paul II and their travels during that pontificate. This well-rounded collection gives you greater insight on the man who has so greatly impacted the theology of the modern Catholic Church.
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Joseph Ratzinger took the name Benedict XVI upon becoming pope in 2005. He retired from the papacy in 2013 and is now referred to as pope emeritus.
Joseph Ratzinger was ordained to the priesthood on June 29, 1951, and earned his PhD in theology in 1953 from University of Munich. He began teaching theology at the University of Bonn in 1959. At age 35, Ratzinger was appointed chief theological advisor for the archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Joseph Frings, for four years. After many years of teaching at several German universities, Ratzinger was appointed archbishop of Munich and Freising in March 1977, and was elevated to cardinal in June 1977. In 1981, Ratzinger was named prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, president of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, and president of the International Theological Commission. On April 19, 2005, Joseph Ratzinger was elected to be the 265th pope.
Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, is one of the most revered Catholic prelates, scholars, theologians, teachers, and authors of our time. He has spoken on many crucial subjects, including sexual consumerism, roles of men and women today, marriage, the priesthood, and the future of the world. Some of his works include Jesus of Nazareth, Called to Communion: Understanding the Church Today, and What It Means to Be a Christian.