In his new book, Benedict XVI clarifies five disputed questions on the life of Christ that still spark heated debates among theologians and others, said Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, presenting the Pope’s book in the Vatican press office last Thursday.
According to the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, the five questions the book clarifies are the following:
- the historical foundation of Christianity
- Jesus’ messianism
- redemption and the place that the expiation of sins occupies in it
- Christ’s priesthood
- the Resurrection
Three excerpts from the book (“The mistery of the betrayer,” “The dating of the Last Supper,” “Jesus before Pilate”) can be read here. They are presented at length, entire sections lifted from the chapters of the full book.
And below is the book trailer for Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week.