Thursday, October 18, 2012

Jesus of Nazareth III due in December

Jesus of Nazareth III: His Infancy and Childhood will be released, in English, by Ignatius Press this coming December. Ignatius Press is already beginning to take pre-orders.

From Ignatius:
The momentous third and final volume in the Pope's international bestselling Jesus of Nazareth series, detailing the stories of Jesus' infancy and boyhood. This third part of the trilogy dedicated to Jesus of Nazareth begins with the Gospels and concludes with the contemporary man. 

 As the Pope wrote in volume two of this series, he attempts to "develop a way of observing and listening to the Jesus of the Gospels that can indeed lead to the personal encounter and that, through collective listening with Jesus' disciples across the ages, can indeed attain sure knowledge of the real historical figure of Jesus." 

 "I can at last consign to the reader the long promised little book on the narratives of Jesus' childhood . . . Here I have sought to interpret, in dialogue with exegetes of the past and of the present, what Matthew and Luke recount at the beginning of their Gospels about the infancy of Jesus." - Pope Benedict XVI

2 comments:

Colleague said...

Tim,

While we wait for this Christmas present from the Pope, you and/or some of your readers may be interested in checking out the new book entitled "Jesus of Nazareth: What He Wanted, Who He Was" by Gerhard Lohfink, a contemporary of Pope Benedict XVI's and fellow Tübingen theologian and New Testament scholar. America Magazine has a edited excerpt from the book in their October 15th issue:

http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=13623

If the whole book is anything like this excerpt, truly this will be a thought and spirit-provoking read.

Theophrastus said...

It seems this is not being published by Ignatius Press. Amazon lists it as being published by Image, a Random House imprint.

Also, Random House/Image put out a press release announcing that it was publishing it.

So, it seems that all three English volumes are from different publishers:

Volume 1: Doubleday
Volume 2: Ignatius
Volume 3: Image (Random House)