Pope Francis: Preacher, Teacher, and Reformer

Podcast-style audio course - 12 Topics & 4 CDs
Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
Georgetown University
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Pope Francis: Preacher, Teacher, and Reformer

Podcast-style audio course - 12 Topics & 4 CDs
Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
Georgetown University
(1 customer review)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

You are invited to enjoy a carefully researched and brilliantly taught course on Pope Francis.

On March 13, 2013, the world watched as white smoke billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel and the words Habemus Papam rang through St. Peter’s Square. The crowd was taken aback as Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio became the leader of the world’s largest religious community and took the name of Francis—a name that no other pope had ever chosen before.

The surprises would not end there, as Pope Francis would usher in great reforms and change. Now, in this 12-lecture course, you will explore the powerful ways in which the Church has changed under its new shepherd. Your guide is Georgetown professor Gerard Mannion (D.Phil., University of Oxford), whom R

You are invited to enjoy a carefully researched and brilliantly taught course on Pope Francis.

On March 13, 2013, the world watched as white smoke billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel and the words Habemus Papam rang through St. Peter’s Square. The crowd was taken aback as Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio became the leader of the world’s largest religious community and took the name of Francis—a name that no other pope had ever chosen before.

The surprises would not end there, as Pope Francis would usher in great reforms and change. Now, in this 12-lecture course, you will explore the powerful ways in which the Church has changed under its new shepherd. Your guide is Georgetown professor Gerard Mannion (D.Phil., University of Oxford), whom Richard Gaillardetz calls ‘one of the most energetic and incisive voices in Catholic scholarship today.’ ”

You’ve heard his inspiring words—now, this course will bring you behind the headlines to truly understand how Pope Francis became the leader he is today. First, you will meet Jorge Bergoglio, the man who became Papa Francesco, before exploring how and why he is transforming the Church. You will then delve into his powerful vision and priorities for the Church and world, before assessing this ecclesial revolution thus far, considering what the future might hold in store.

With relentless energy, Pope Francis has transformed the Catholic Church’s organization, missionary outlook, and relations with those of other faiths. And most importantly, his vision has led to a renewed sense of hope and positive energy radiating throughout the Church. Discover the power of his vision today.

*Photograph of Pope Francis by Casa Rosada (Argentina Presidency of the Nation) (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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Prof. Gerard Mannion, D.Phil., is the Amaturo Professor in Catholic Studies and fellow of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University. He has published widely in the fields of ecclesiology, ethics, and philosophy. His books include Ecclesiology and Postmodernity: Questions for the Church in Our Time (2007), The Routledge Companion to the Christian Church (edited with Lewis Mudge, 2008), The Ratzinger Reader (edited with Lieven Boeve, 2010), and The Art of Magisterium: a Teaching Church that Learns (forthcoming). He serves as chair of the Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network and editor of the Continuum Series, “Ecclesiological Investigations.”

Prof. Mannion received a B.A. from King’s College, Cambridge, and his doctorate from New College, Oxford University. He is a Senior Research Fellow of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Previously, he served as Director of the Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture at the University of San Diego Lecturer and Tutor at the University of Oxford, as Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds, and as Associate Professor at Liverpool Hope University, where he was founding director of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Ecclesiology.

Praise for Gerard Mannion

“Gerard Mannion has emerged as one of the most energetic and incisive voices in Catholic scholarship today. He brings a vast erudition to bear on the challenges facing the church today, but without being bogged down in academic jargon. Mannion is faithful to the Great Tradition, yet astute in discerning where the Spirit is leading the people of God today.”
– Richard R. Gaillardetz, Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology, Boston College

“I enthusiastically recommend Gerard Mannion’s series on Pope Francis. You will enjoy every minute listening to one of my favorite scholars speaking about this fascinating pope who has caught the attention of the world.”
– Rev. John W. O’Malley, S.J., Georgetown University, Department of Theology

"Prof Gerard Mannion is a first class Roman Catholic theologian who specialises in issues related to the sharing of riches between the various Christian Churches. He has arranged a series of international conferences on Comparative ecclesiology involving speakers of the highest calibre. He is renowned for his lectures and writings throughout the English-speaking world and beyond.”
– Dr. Kevin T. Kelly, Catholic priest and theologian

  • Habemus Papam: A Pope from the Ends of the Earth
  • The Early Impact and Agenda of Pope Francis
  • Who Is Jorge Bergoglio?
  • Francis’s Vision for the Church: The Joy of the Gospel
  • Pope Francis and Vatican II: A Return of the People of God
  • A New Era for Church Teaching Authority
  • Pope Francis and Women in the Church
  • Reconciled Diversity: A Pope of Dialogue
  • Outreach to Other Churches
  • Engaging Other Religions and People of Goodwill
  • A Church of and for the Poor: Social Justice
  • Into the Future: A Church with Renewed Confidence

1 review for Pope Francis: Preacher, Teacher, and Reformer

  1. Mary Anne, S., NY

    Summer 2018 Survey

    Material flows well and presentation is not too long for a senior audience.

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