Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Papal Sequel

It would seem that Pope Benedict XVI has finished, for the most part, the Part II of his book Jesus of Nazareth. The Vatican is saying that it will be out in Spring of 2010. [Source]

I am excited, because I really liked the first part. In general, I find I like Pope Benedict's writing style. I am not sure if I like his more German-methodical approach to analysis, or that he is philosophically an Augustinian. I find his writings very readable.

The first book dealt with the earlier parts of Jesus' life, and was especially critical of some of the biblical scholars, and some modern biblical interpretation methods.


Dan said...

I recently read in a "major" news paper that 'Jesus of Nazareth' was published, in part, as a response to Dan Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code'.

It was not the first time I've been silenced by the stupidity of a statement, but it is up there.

James Garrison said...

If by "in response" they meant "after", then yes this was "in response" to The Da Vinci Code. Part II is "in response" to the movie version of The Golden Compass.

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