Search - List of Books by Pope Benedict XVI

"Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards." -- Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI (; ; ; born Joseph Alois Ratzinger on 16 April 1927) is the 265th and current Pope, by virtue of his office of Bishop of Rome, the head of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City State. He was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave, celebrated his Papal Inauguration Mass on 24 April 2005, and took possession of his cathedral, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, on 7 May 2005. A native of Bavaria, Pope Benedict XVI has both German and Vatican citizenship. He succeeded John Paul II.

After a long career as an academic, serving as a professor of theology at various German universities (he formally remains a professor at the University of Regensburg), he was appointed Archbishop of Munich and Freising and cardinal by Pope Paul VI in 1977. In 1981, he settled in Rome when he became Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, one of the most important offices of the Roman Curia. At the time of his election as Pope, he was also Dean of the College of Cardinals, and as such the primus inter pares among the cardinals.

Like his predecessor, Benedict XVI is theologically conservative and his teaching and prolific writings defend traditional Catholic doctrine and values. During his papacy, Benedict XVI has advocated a return to fundamental Christian values to counter the increased secularisation of many developed countries. He views relativism's denial of objective truth, and the denial of moral truths in particular, as the central problem of the 21st century. He teaches the importance of both the Catholic Church and an understanding of God's redemptive love. He has reaffirmed the "importance of prayer in the face of the activism and the growing secularism of many Christians engaged in charitable work." Pope Benedict has also revived a number of traditions including elevating the Tridentine Mass to a more prominent position.

Pope Benedict is the founder and patron of the Ratzinger Foundation, a charitable organisation, which makes money from the sale of his books and essays in order to fund scholarships and bursaries for students across the world.

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Total Books: 167
Saint Paul
2017 - Saint Paul (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781621641995
ISBN-10: 1621641996
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Last Testament In His Own Words
The Garden of God Toward a Human Ecology
2014 - The Garden of God Toward a Human Ecology (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780813225791
ISBN-10: 0813225795
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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The Transforming Power of Faith
2013 - The Transforming Power of Faith (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781586178420
ISBN-10: 1586178423
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A Reason Open to God On Universities Education and Culture
2013 - A Reason Open to God on Universities Education and Culture (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780813221472
ISBN-10: 0813221471
Genres: Reference, Christian Books & Bibles
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Prayer
2013 - Prayer (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781612787091
ISBN-10: 1612787096
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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The Faith
2013 - The Faith (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781612786674
ISBN-10: 1612786677
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Let Us Become Friends of Jesus Meditations on Prayer
2013 - Let Us Become Friends of Jesus Meditations on Prayer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781593252243
ISBN-10: 1593252242
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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A School of Prayer The Saints Show us How to Pray
Jesus of Nazareth The Infancy Narratives
2013 - Jesus of Nazareth the Infancy Narratives (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780804120890
ISBN-10: 0804120897
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Joseph Ratzinger in Cummunio Volume 2 Christology and Anthropology
Jesus of Nazareth Book Three
2012 - Jesus of Nazareth Book Three [Temporary Title] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780385346405
ISBN-10: 0385346409
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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The School of Prayer General Audience Talks on Christian Prayer
Vatican Council II Spiritual Thoughts Series
2012 - Vatican Council II Spiritual Thoughts Series (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781601373670
ISBN-10: 1601373678
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Holy Days Meditations on the Feasts Fasts and Solemnities of the Church
Jesus of Nazareth
2012 - Jesus of Nazareth (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780307955777
ISBN-10: 030795577X
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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The Environment
2012 - The Environment (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781612786285
ISBN-10: 1612786286
Genres: Reference, Science & Math, Christian Books & Bibles
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The Priest A Bridge to God Inspiration and Encouragement for Priests and Seminarians
Holy Men and Women From the Middle Ages and Beyond
2012 - Holy Men and Women From the Middle Ages and Beyond (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781586176204
ISBN-10: 158617620X
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Porta Fidei - Gate of Faith Apostolic Letter of the Supreme Pontiff for the Indiction of the Year of Faith
Lent with Benedict XVI Season of New Life
2012 - Lent with Benedict XVi Season of New Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781860827709
ISBN-10: 1860827705
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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2011 - Pope Benedict XVi in the Holy Land [Studies in Judaism and Christianity] (Paperback)
2009 - Following Christ [Spiritual Thoughts] (Paperback)
2009 - Love in Truth [Caritas in Veritate] (Paperback)
2009 - Pensamientos Sobre Pablo Reflexiones Del Papa Benedicto XVi Con Motivo Del Ano Paulino [28 de junio 2008- 29 de jnuio 2009 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Paul of Tarsus [Vatican Documents] (Hardcover)
2009 - The Word of God [Spiritual Thoughts] (Paperback)
2008 - The Saints [Spiritual Thoughts] (Paperback)
2007 - On Conscience [Bioethics & Culture] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2006 - God Is Love [Deus Caritas Est - Benedict XVI] (Paperback)Hardcover
1988 - Eschatology Death and Eternal Life [Dogmatic Theology, Vol 9] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Charity in Truth [Caritas in Veritate] (Paperback)
The Eucharist [Spiritual Thoughts] (Paperback)
The Priesthood [Spiritual Thoughts] (Paperback)
La Caridad En La Verdad Caritas in Veritate [Carta Enciclica - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Saint Paul - Audio Book Cd [Pope Benedict XVI] (Audio CD)