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Pope Benedict XVI : a biography of Joseph Ratzinger

Author: John L Allen
Publisher: New York : Continuum, [2005?]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a life of the newly-elected pope, from his childhood in Nazi Germany to his rise as a prominent theologian and his transformation from progressive spokesman to conservative defender of church doctrine.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Benedict, Pope; Benoît, pape
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John L Allen
ISBN: 0826412653 9780826412652 0826417868 9780826417862 0826417876 9780826417879
OCLC Number: 60492155
Notes: Previously published as: Cardinal Ratzinger : the Vatican's enforcer of faith, 2000.
Description: xii, 340 p. ; 23 cm.
Other Titles: Cardinal Ratzinger
Responsibility: John L. Allen, Jr.

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Presents a life of the newly-elected pope, from his childhood in Nazi Germany to his rise as a prominent theologian and his transformation from progressive spokesman to conservative defender of church doctrine.

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'We needed a book which was well researched, informative and analytic, adequately critical, yet thoroughly and determinedly fair. John Allen has given us just such a book - The Tablet

 
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