Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Pope's Jesus of Nazareth vol. 2 Coming Next Year!

The site Rome Reports has the story:

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.

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.


Anonymous said...

Godwilling, it will be finished :)

Lucien said...

That is the best news I have heard in months.

Thanks for sharing.

Nazorean said...

I can't imagine a book 'Jesus of Nazareth' being any good, when you consider that the title is a lie. Recent archaeological excavations have confirmed what the total lack of epigraphic evidnce has told us all along, there was no such town as Nazareth during the life of Jesus. Even if there was a Nazareth then its citizens would be either a Nazarethenos or Nazarethaios from the Greek and if it were in Hebrew then Nazareth would be Nazrat and a person from Nazareth is then a Nazrati, but never a Nazarene or Nazorean.

The term Jesus of Nazareth cannot be found in any first century references to Jesus, not by Clement of Rome, not by St. Ignatius of Antioch and more importantly not by Paul. Jesus was called a Nazorean because he was a Nazorean and not a Pharisaic Jew. While the gospels state that he was from Nazareth, I am quite certain that if he was called Jesus of Nazareth in those gospels then he would have been called that in those quotes. These early gospel versions were long ago lost or burned.

To learn more about how the Romans usurped the ancient scriptures of the Nazoreans and their leader Yeshu and proclaimed them to be the revelations of their godman Jesus Christ visit: