Benedict XVI: A Life by Peter Seewald audiobook

Benedict XVI: A Life: Volume One: Youth in Nazi Germany to the Second Vatican Council, 1927–1965

By Peter Seewald
Translated by Dinah Livingstone
Read by Jim Meskimen

Blackstone Publishing 9781472979193
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The long-awaited and authoritative biography of Pope Benedict XVI, a giant of the Catholic Church Benedict XVI: A Life offers insight into the young life and rise through the Church’s ranks of a man who would become a hero and a lightning rod for Catholics the world over. Based on countless hours of interviews in Rome with Benedict himself, this much-anticipated two-volume biography is the definitive record of the life of Joseph Ratzinger and the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI. This first volume follows the early life of the future pope, from his days growing up in Germany and his conscription into the Hitler Youth during World War II to his career as an academic theologian and eventual Archbishop of Munich. The second volume, set to be published in 2021, will cover his move to Rome under Pope John Paul II, his ascension to the papacy, and his controversial retirement and news-making statements under his successor, Pope Francis I. This necessary companion to Benedict’s own memoir, Last Testament, is the fullest account to date of the life of a radical Catholic leader who has continued to make news while cloistered in retirement in the Vatican gardens.

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The long-awaited and authoritative biography of Pope Benedict XVI, a giant of the Catholic Church

Benedict XVI: A Life offers insight into the young life and rise through the Church’s ranks of a man who would become a hero and a lightning rod for Catholics the world over. Based on countless hours of interviews in Rome with Benedict himself, this much-anticipated two-volume biography is the definitive record of the life of Joseph Ratzinger and the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI.

This first volume follows the early life of the future pope, from his days growing up in Germany and his conscription into the Hitler Youth during World War II to his career as an academic theologian and eventual Archbishop of Munich. The second volume, set to be published in 2021, will cover his move to Rome under Pope John Paul II, his ascension to the papacy, and his controversial retirement and news-making statements under his successor, Pope Francis I.

This necessary companion to Benedict’s own memoir, Last Testament, is the fullest account to date of the life of a radical Catholic leader who has continued to make news while cloistered in retirement in the Vatican gardens.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The author artfully weaves together politics, church history, philosophy, and theology to show how these influenced and shaped the man who would become Pope Benedict XVI. This creates an engaging portrait that engrosses the reader in the subject.” Library Journal
“Stimulating…Readers will enjoy the thorough investigation of Ratzinger’s intellectual development.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Peter Seewald

Author Bio: Peter Seewald

Peter Seewald has worked as a journalist for Stern, Spiegel, and the Süddeutsche Zeitung and is one of the most admired authors on religion in Germany today. His previous book of interviews with Pope Benedict, Last Testament was widely reviewed in the religious and international press.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 19.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English