This course will give you deep insight into the mind and pastoral program of Pope Benedict XVI, the most learned of popes.
Fr. Burgaleta has included what he considers to be Benedict's most important contributions to date as a theologian and preacher.
In particular, this program will focus on the classic topics of theology as Benedict himself has done both before and after assuming the Chair of Peter: faith, God, Christology, the Church, the liturgy, the word of God, and the preaching and spirituality that flow from it as well as Catholic social teaching. We begin our study of Pope Benedict XVI by understanding the context that produced this great figure, the ideas that shaped him, and the events that impacted his personal life and professional career. Finally, we will conclude with a review of the beginning of his pontificate including predictions of what we can expect from this most brilliant and surprising successor of Peter.
Pope Benedict XVI is without question one of the great theological minds of the second half of the 20th century and beyond. You will find this course fascinating and compelling.