Thursday, May 31, 2007

English version of "Jesus of Nazareth" Published in the United States

The English version of the first of two planned volumes on the Life of Christ by Pope Benedict XVI has been published in the United States by Doubleday. The 448 page book covers the public acts of Jesus from his baptism in the Jordan to the transfiguration, analyzing relevant scriptural passages and exploring commentaries by modern scholars and leaders of the early church.

"In this bold, momentous work, the pope—in his first book written as Benedict XVI—seeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent “popular” depictions and to restore Jesus’ true identity as discovered in the Gospels. Through his brilliance as a theologian and his personal conviction as a believer, the pope shares a rich, compelling, flesh-and-blood portrait of Jesus..." (From Publisher's note)