Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem to the Resurrection PT. 2 (Jesus of Nazareth #2)
As its title suggests, this book by Pope Benedict XVI, follows Jesus from his final arrival in Jerusalem to his trial, crucifixion, and resurrection. This narrative raises a central question that the sitting pope contends must be answered by every Christian: Is the Nazarene the Son of God? Benedict answers that challenge with biblical insights and historical scholarship. T...more
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My advice would be simply to just buy it, borrow ...more
This is a more challenging read than the first volume, m ...more
IF you haven't read it because you think it's a 'Catholic' book then I implore you to put down any prejudice and just read it. Benedict has written these books in such a way so they become open and personal to all Christians.
This book follows the ministry of Jesus during the Holy Week up to his crucifixion and resurrec ...more
Pope Benedict's understanding of Scriptures, the Church Fathers, and the History/tradition of the Church, gives competent understanding to the most important week in the history of the world.
Each important event in Holy Week is looked at, and various viewpoints from different exegetes ...more
There is much theology in this book so it can get pretty deep at times. However, it is very readable in most parts and the lay person should have no problem understanding most of it. The nice thing about it is that there is a Glossary in the back of the book that was put together by the publishers s ...more
featured by St Ignatious Press on Facebook. Pope Benedict
writes a book that is clear, easily understood and very
inspirational. It is a book I will definitely read again to
savor more deeply what the Pope wrote.
"Only if Jesus is risen has anything really new occurred that changes the world and the situation of mankind. Then he becomes the criterion on which we can rely. For then God has truly revealed himself."
"It is faith that gives us the ultimate ce ...more
The scope of the book is covered in its subtitle. Gospel episodes that seemed fami ...more
This book walks that perfect line between pastoral and sch ...more
Consistent with the prior work, the Holy Scriptures are the starting point. Pope Benedict proves that one need not abandon any belief in the Scriptural Jesus, as the Son of God, and how he is portrayed in the Gospels, in order to discover something about the man wh ...more
My main criticism, I guess, would be in what was not said. By that I mean that there is very little written about the relevance of the Bible's account(s) of the Holy Week to living in the "real world" today, at least nothing ...more
Got the wonderful idea (and borrowed the book) from m ...more
This book was very full of fresh ideas yet rooted in the richness from the Bible, and early church fathers. I recommend this especially during Lent season for someone who wants to fully appreciate the divinity and humanity of Jesus.
In this second volume, Pope Benedict (previously Cardinal Ratzinger) focuses his attention on Holy Week and the last actions of Jesus.
What is amazing about this book is the Pope's ability to not only engage with scholarship, but to engage with faith as well. Scholars such as N.T. Wright and J.Dunn are able to write wonderful scholarly books about Jesus, but their works do not build up one's faith ...more