Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Currently Reading: Pope Benedict XVI

TITLE: Pope Benedict XVI: A Biography of Joseph Ratzinger

AUTHOR: John L Allen Jr.

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2005

PUBLISHER: Continuum

I have read some of Pope Benedict's own writings but I have to admit I have not gotten around to reading any biographies of his. I have read plenty of Pope John Paul IIs.

I have to admit, Pope Benedict does not have it easy. He takes a lot of slack for some of his views and some of the things he says but I think I have figured something out about him. No matter what he does or says, he is not going to have it easy. Look at who he has to follow as pope!

In any case, I hope to learn more about him from this book.
Like I said, I have read some of his own writings and what I was able to read (his writing style is pretty..uhm..intellectual (for lack of a better word)..but the stuff I was able to understand I really liked.

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