Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Jesuit Set To Publish Book On The Life Of Jesus By Pope Benedict XVI

The English version of Pope Benedict XVI’s second volume of “Jesus of Nazareth” is scheduled for release in spring 2011, according to his publisher, Ignatius Press. The second volume of “Jesus of Nazareth” takes up where the first volume left off  and is expected to address controversial questions such as: Who was responsible for Jesus’ death? Did Jesus establish the Church to carry on his work? 
How did he view his suffering and death? How should we? And, most importantly, did Jesus really rise from the dead? “We are eagerly awaiting Volume II because it will contain the Holy Father’s reflections on the central mysteries of our faith: the Passion, Death, and Resurrection,” says Ignatius Press Founder and Editor, Jesuit Father Joseph Fessio. 
Father Fessio is a former student of Pope Benedict.
Link (here) to read the post at the Orlando Sentinel.

3 comments:

Marc said...

"Jesus remains controversial,” notes Ignatius Press President Mark Brumley. “Christians believe he is the Son of God, the founder of the Church, and the Savior of the world. For non-Christians, Jesus is almost anything else – a myth, a revolutionary, or a prophet whose teaching was misunderstood or distorted by his followers.”
That puts it in a pithy nutshell. My wife reads all the latest popular books by by Crossan and Borg and all those guys, as well as the gnostic take on it and the "historical Jesus" -but I guess it're pretty much always been that way?

Cammie Novara said...

"The second volume of “Jesus of Nazareth” takes up where the first volume left off and is expected to address controversial questions such as: Who was responsible for Jesus’ death" I am totally in agreement with that statement.

Anonymous said...

Praise God for Fr Fessio for bringing the Ignatius Press into being.