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Benedict XVI: An Intimate Portrait

Author(s): Peter Seewald

ISBN13: 9781586171902

ISBN10: 1586171909

Publisher: IGNATIUS PRESS ($)

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  • In the person of Pope Benedict XVI, one of the most significant of Europes intellectuals is heading-up the Vatican. 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, God and the World.

    Now he describes these intensive encounters in detail for the first time, and draws a portrait of this brilliant theologian who has put his life entirely at the service of the Catholic Church. Above and beyond that, this book is also the story of a long dialogue which changed Seewalds life.

    Many people are trying to understand who Benedict XVI really is. On one point they are all agreed: in the person of Joseph Ratzinger, the chair of Peter is occupied by one of the most brilliant minds in the world. Peter Seewalds portrait of Benedict recounts details about the personality and life of Benedict which were hitherto completely unknown.
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Benedict XVI: An Intimate Portrait