Though he fractured his wrist this summer, the pope still worked on the second part of his book “Jesus of Nazareth,” and dictated the revisions to it.
According to the Vatican spokesman, it will be published in the spring.
It’s a historical, theological, and ascetic reflection on the childhood, passion, death and resurrection of Jesus.
When he published the first book, he said it was not meant to be a papal teaching, but the result of his personal investigation, and that no one should feel obligated to agree with him.
Joseph Ratzinger has published more than 100 books. Without counting three encyclicals and compilations of his speeches, Jesus of Nazareth is the second one he writes since becoming pope.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
The Pope's Jesus of Nazareth vol. 2 Coming Next Year!
The site Rome Reports has the story:
This is very good news. When I heard the news that Benedict had broken his wrist I thought it would mean a further delay in the publication of volume 2 of Jesus of Nazareth. I'm delighted to see that I was wrong. This obviously also shows us that the Holy Father is really intent on finishing this work.