Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus of Nazareth

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When Joseph Ratzinger was elected Pope Benedict XVI in April 2005, he became the most accomplished theologian to ascend to the Papacy in several hundred years. Over the previous fifty years of his life he had written scores of theological works; even his critics have acknowledged his erudition and intellect. Accessible and illuminating, "Jesus of Nazareth" is an antidote to the academic search for the 'historical' Jesus. Written by an author who is not only the head of the Catholic Church but also a respected theologian in his own right, this book is full of insight, humility and honesty. The Pope has called Jesus of Nazareth, 'solely an expression of my personal search 'for the face of the Lord'. Everyone is free, then, to contradict me. I would only ask my readers for that initial willingness to sympathise, without which there can be no understanding'. The author's fundamental purpose in this book is to restore and renew 'the interior friendship with Jesus a figure that makes sense and feels right in historical terms'. An informative and insightful portrait of the figure that emerges in the Gospels, it is a deeply spiritual work that contends with the dramatic and provocative questions of faith. Important and valuable to those disillusioned by troubled times and in the wake of recent scepticism, "Jesus of Nazareth" will engage and provoke thought in anyone who seeks a relationship with God.show more

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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 140 x 192 x 44mm | 557.92g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747592780
  • 9780747592785
  • 188,035

Table of contents

Introduction: A First Glance at the Mystery of Jesus; Chapter One: The Baptism of Jesus; Chapter Two: The Temptations of Jesus; Chapter Three: The Gospel of the Kingdom of God; Chapter Four: The Sermon on the Mount; Chapter Five: The Lord's Prayer; Chapter Six: The Disciples; Chapter Seven: The Message of the Parables; Chapter Eight: The Major Johannine Images; Chapter Nine: Two Milestones on Jesus' Way: Peter's Confession and the Transfiguration; Chapter Ten: Jesus Declares His Identity; Bibliography.show more

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CONTENTS Introduction: A First Glance at the Mystery of Jesus Chapter One: The Baptism of Jesus Chapter Two: The Temptations of Jesus Chapter Three: The Gospel of the Kingdom of God Chapter Four: The Sermon on the Mount Chapter Five: The Lord's Prayer Chapter Six: The Disciples Chapter Seven: The Message of the Parables Chapter Eight: The Major Johannine Images Chapter Nine: Two Milestones on Jesus' Way: Peter's Confession and the Transfiguration Chapter Ten: Jesus Declares His Identity Bibliographyshow more

About Pope Benedict

On April 19, 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected Pope Benedict XVI and became the 264th successor to Peter as the 'Vicar of Jesus Christ'. He may well be the most accomplished theologian to be elected Pope in modern times. From 1981 he spent over 20 years as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a role often depicted as the 'defender of the faith'. Cardinal Ratzinger was also President of the Pontifical Biblical Commission and of the Preparatory Commission that codified the new Catechism of the Catholic Church, published in 1994.show more

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