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Inside the Mind of Benedict XVI

Format: Digital


In this easy-to-read, concise booklet, you’ll find the most important passages from Cardinal Ratzinger’s books, essays, papers, speeches, and public statements on Catholic theology, morality, and the role of the Church in the world today. It also answers the spurious charges made against him and uses his past writings to give a fascinating look at Ratzinger.


  • A brief biographical sketch of Ratzinger
  • The real reasons for Ratzinger’s membership in the Hitler Youth and his role in the German army during World War II
  • The pope’s relations with Judaism
  • The differences between John Paul II’s and Benedict’s governing styles
  • Why Pope Benedict chose the name Benedict
  • Pope Benedict’s administrative style
  • What Benedict thinks about another Vatican council
  • Benedict’s thoughts on the Eucharist, the liturgy, ecumenism, inter-religious dialogue, evolution, divorced and remarried Catholics, and Catholic education
  • Pope Benedict’s vision for Christianity’s future

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

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Key Features

  • Offers clear explanations of key Catholic doctrines
  • Presents clear answers to difficult questions
  • Includes guidance for Catholic living
  • Title: Inside the Mind of Benedict XVI
  • Author: Jimmy Akin
  • Publisher: Catholic Answers
  • Print Publication Date: 2005
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital > Logos Edition
  • Subject: Benedict XVI, Pope, 1927-
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-03T22:37:01Z

About Jimmy Akin

Jimmy Akin grew up nominally Protestant but at age 20 experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, Jimmy started an intensive study of the Bible, but the more he immersed himself in Scripture, the more he found it to support the Catholic faith. Eventually, he was compelled in conscience to enter the Catholic Church, which he did in 1992. His conversion story, A Triumph and a Tragedy, is published in the book Surprised by Truth. Jimmy is director of apologetics and evangelization at Catholic Answers, a contributing editor to This Rock magazine, a weekly guest on the global radio program Catholic Answers Live, and the author of several books, including Mass Confusion: The Do’s and Don’ts of Catholic Worship and The Salvation Controversy.