In 70 brief portraits, first delivered as addresses to public audience of the faithful in Saint Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict XVI offers engaging, perceptive, and edifying sketches of some of the greatest thinkers and writers of Christianity, from its early period through the high Middle Ages.
Great Christian Thinkers not only introduces readers to 1,500 years of theology, controversy, and doctrinal developments. It also encourages and guides the reader into serious and creative reflection about Christian teachings that is one of faith’s chief imperatives.
- Part 1: Heirs of the Apostles
- Part 2: Great Teachers of the Ancient Church
- Part 3: Monks and Missionaries
- Part 4: Mystics, Mendicants, and Scholastics
Pope Benedict XVI
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.