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Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict XVI
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Jul 19, 2009

really liked it
Read in July, 2009

I gleaned many good insights from this book, even though I am Protestant. Benedict has a good exegetical methodology, drawing chiefly upon canonical critcism through the eyes of faith (defending the unified integrity of the canon) and only drawing upon historical criticism where it does not do violence to that canon.

He cites the limits of historical criticism, saying that the historical method forces us to keep the Biblical word in the past.

Benedict has done some excellent exegetical work, particularly on Jesus' temptations in the wilderness and on the Sermon on the Mount.
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