In brief portraits, Pope Benedict XVI offers engaging, perceptive, and edifying sketches of some of the great thinkers and writers of Christianity, from early Christianity through the high Middle Ages.
Pope Benedict discusses notable theologians from East and West but also many figures whose primary witness was as ascetics, poets, mystics, and missionaries. His pieces are not only illuminating historical sketches but also often surprisingly personal reflective meditations on the perennial changes of theology, spirituality, devotion, and corporate religious life—in short, of thinking about and wrestling daily with the mysteries that envelop all our lives and struggles.
Always with an eye to their deepest religious convictions and struggles, the Holy Father presents these great thinkers’ importance for the church and for Christian life today.
· Pope Benedict XVI reflects on many of the chief theologians and writers of the Christian faith
· Accessible, open-minded look at the tradition
· For Catholics and Protestants alike
Pope Benedict XVI was, as Joseph Ratzinger, already a distinguished theologian and professor of theology at the Universities of Münster, Tübingen, and Regensburg and author of more than seventy-five books in biblical, historical, and theological aspects of Christianity before his election as pope in 2005.
Great Christian Thinkers: From the Early Church Through the Middle Ages
Pope Benedict XVI
Readers: General readers; students of History of Christianity
Specs: 328 pp; 5.5 x 8.5”; paper; perfect; 4-c cover with French flaps
Pub. Date: July 2011
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