Benedict XVI: An Intimate Portrait

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Ignatius Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 260 pages
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"In the person of Benedict XVI, the Church has a Pope who is one of the most significant of Europe's intellectuals. The journalist Peter Seewald, who has known Ratzinger since 1992, conducted the "longest interviews in Church history" with him, for two books which were best-sellers world-wide, Salt of the Earth, and God and the World." "Now, for the first time, Seewald describes these intensive encounters in detail, and draws a portrait of this brilliant theologian who has put his life entirely at the service of the Catholic Church. This book is also the story of a long dialogue that changed Seewald's life." "Many people are trying to understand who Benedict XVI really is. On one point they all agree: in the person of Joseph Ratzinger, the chair of Peter is occupied by one of the most brilliant minds in the world. Peter Seewald's portrait of Benedict recounts details about the personality and life of Benedict that were hitherto completely unknown."--BOOK JACKET.
  

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User Review  - Bob Bellamy - Goodreads

This is the best biography of Benedict written during his papacy. The author, on account of his unprecedented access to Ratzinger/Benedict, presents a fair but knowledgeable portrayal of the Pope Emeritus. Read full review

Review: Benedict XVI: An Intimate Portrait

User Review  - Jonathon - Goodreads

I thought this was a really diverse, broad perspective of Pope Benedict XVI's life, background, and portrayal. Some parts of Seewald's work seems to jump around a bit. It probably could have benefited ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
PART
11
Rome Saint Peters Square
13
Papal Transition
25
Providence
33
Popes Do Not Come Down from Heaven
43
Conclave
51
Habemus Papam
60
His Opponents
103
His Childhood
121
The Meeting
139
PART THREE
155
Papa Ratzi
157
The Youth of a Pope
167
The Priest
180
The Fight for Rome
195

PART
69
A Task
71
The Rebel
82
His Companions
92
The Prefect
208
God and the World
221
The Hour of Jesus
241
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