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
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 advice would be simply to just buy it, borrow...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
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
This book walks that perfect line between pastoral and sch...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
Review: I read this book throughout Holy Week and I think that I will do it again. It is so deep that I couldn't understand it all, but the Spirit moved me to a greater understanding of moments within Holy Week. It helped me to focus on the events of Holy Week even outside of the day's services. My favorite part this time around was sitting with Christ in the Garden. Being able to read tha...more
The scope of the book is covered in its subtitle. Gospel episodes that seemed fami...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
Got the wonderful idea (and borrowed the book) from m...more