Doctors of the Church
Author: Pope Benedict XVI
|They are saints and teachers, monks, priests, bishops, and nuns. They faced opposition and exile. They lived in periods of confusion and conflicts.|
Their teachings and insights not only brought peace and understanding to the Church of their time, but continue to anchor the Church of today.
They used speeches, documents, poems, and songs to reach the people of their time. Now Pope Benedict XVI explores the lives and significance of thirty-two of the Doctors of the Church like no one else can. Taken directly from the pope's addresses in his weekly audiences, Doctors of the Church is an incredible journey through time to better understand these individuals who explored and explained the critical questions of the Church:
Who is Christ?
How do we know Christ?
How do we act as Christ's disciples?
How are we in Christ?
"The mission of the Church in every age is to introduce the world to Christ, its savior. The Church cannot accomplish her mission without learned men and women who are saints of God." -- Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago
Physical Info: 1.0" H x 7.9" L x 5.5" W (1.0 lbs) Pages: 272
ISBN: 161278576X EAN: 9781612785769
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
US SRP: 16.95 US
Pub Date: September 30, 2011
On April 19, 2005, CARDINAL JOSEPH RATZINGER was elected POPE BENEDICT XVI and became the 264th successor to Peter as the "Vicar of Jesus Christ." He may well be the most accomplished theologian to be elected Pope in modern times. Beginning in 1981 he spent over 20 years as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a role often depicted as the "defender of the faith." Cardinal Ratzinger was also President of the Pontifical Biblical Commission and of the Preparatory Commission that codified the new "Catechism of the Catholic Church," published in 1994.
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