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Holy Father: Pope Benedict XVI: Pontiff for a New Era

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Greg Tobin

Offers a first look at the much-anticipated new leader of the Catholic Church Examines what lies ahead for the Catholic Church and its people Special commemorative edition celebrates the life of John Paul II Author is the former editor of The Catholic … see full wiki

Author: Greg Tobin
Publisher: Sterling
2 reviews about Holy Father: Pope Benedict XVI: Pontiff...
review by . September 30, 2005
As one of the raft of quickie biographies of Pope Benedict XVI starting to float ashore, Greg Tobin's book is decidedly middling. It's more journalistic and well-informed on Vatican inside-baseball than Stephen Mansfield's "Pope Benedict XVI: His Life and Mission," but still well below the standard set by John L. Allen's "The Rise of Benedict XVI."    This book, like Gaul, is divided into three parts. The first is a capsule history of the papacy that Tobin may well have written …
review by . July 30, 2005
Overall, the thrust of the work is excellent. Religious scholars  may take exception to several errors in the chronology and fact  checking with regard to some of the earlier Papacies. The work  correctly cites the election of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger to the  Papacy. He was elevated from being Dean of the College of Cardinals and the Prefect of the Congregation of the Faith. Pope Benedict the XVI has written over 100 books by the roster on Amazon.com.     …
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