Joseph Ratzinger’s Greatest Symphony: Introduction to Christianity – On-Demand

Joseph Ratzinger has been called the “Mozart of Theology.” In this course we will read his magnum opus, Introduction to Christianity, which elucidates the Apostles’ Creed in light of challenges posed by Modernity. We will also consider how ideas contained in this book animated his subsequent theological work and papal writings.

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Welcome to Joseph Ratzinger’s Greatest Symphony: Introduction to Christianity with David Bonagura

Congratulations on enrolling in our four-week course on Joseph Ratzinger’s Introduction to Christianity. Whether you are new to his theology or a reader of his papal encyclicals, you will find this book illuminating.

Syllabus: For the full list of reading assignments, please see the Course Syllabus.

Course book: For this course we recommend all students obtain a copy of the course book: Introduction to Christianity, Joseph Ratzinger. Ignatius Press, 2004. Available on Amazon or Ignatius Press

Recorded Sessions: All sessions will be recorded and will be made available to all enrolled students on the Friday following each Live session, to access simply scroll down and select the desired session. As with all TCT Courses your online access to this course never expires.

David G. Bonagura, Jr.


David G. Bonagura, Jr. is a contributing writer to The Catholic Thing. He is an adjunct professor at Catholic Distance University and St. Joseph’s Seminary. He is author of Steadfast in FaithStaying with the Catholic Church, and Jerome’s Tears. He has published scholarly articles on the thought of Joseph Ratzinger in AntiphonNew Blackfriars, and Nova et Vetera.