News about Benedict XVI’s book Jesus of Nazarth vol. 2

I received a press release today that the second volume of Pope Benedict XVI’s Jesus of Nazareth will be published by Ignatius Press (no surprise there) and released in Spring 2011.

Pope’s new book on Jesus to be published by Ignatius Press

Second volume of Jesus of Nazareth to be released in Spring 2011

 

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2010 – Pope Benedict XVI’s second volume of “Jesus of Nazareth” will be published in English by Ignatius Press, according to an agreement between Ignatius Press and the Vatican’s Publishing House, Libreria Editrice Vaticana (LEV).

Slated for release in Spring 2011, the much-anticipated second volume of “Jesus of Nazareth” takes up where the first volume left off.

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8 Responses to News about Benedict XVI’s book Jesus of Nazarth vol. 2

  1. Daniel says:

    The first volume was released by Ignatius in a paperback form some months after if first came out in hardbound by Doubleday. Any idea if this agreement by Ignatius is a similar arrangement in which we might see an earlier release date for a hardbound while Ignatius puts out a paperback?

  2. Oneros says:

    This may be off-topic, but has everyone heard of the Miles Jesu situation now? They’ve issued a statement, it looks like this isn’t just a problem with the Legionaries:
    http://renegadetrad.blogspot.com/2010/07/miles-jesu-situation.html

  3. Elizabeth D says:

    I am assuming the reason it’s big news for Ignatius is this time they’ll be the first publisher. Which is highly fitting, and probably an excellent boost in terms of this likely bestseller helping Ignatius to fund their great apostolate of literature. It seems like they have the distribution capabilities to be able to handle this (maybe that was an issue when the first volume came out? they are the main publisher for Benedict’s other works). It also may raise their profile to booksellers. The rest of their catalog also deserves more shelf space in bookstores.

  4. Rich says:

    May they employ larger print than the first company did with the first volume.

  5. Henry Edwards says:

    Rich,

    There was a large print version of vol. 1, though it could be argued that the large print was too large and the regular version print was too small, so somewhere between might have been better for most people.

    Incidentally, a priest mentioned to me the other day that he’d seen an announcement that Pope Benedict has started working on volume 3 (which was the first I’d heard of a third volume being planned).

  6. Elizabeth D says:

    Volume 3 will be the infancy.

  7. Tom Ryan says:

    Rome Reports shows him writing it in Castel Gondalfo

    http://tinyurl.com/newBooksByB16

  8. robtbrown says:

    This may be off-topic, but has everyone heard of the Miles Jesu situation now? They’ve issued a statement, it looks like this isn’t just a problem with the Legionaries:
    http://renegadetrad.blogspot.com/2010/07/miles-jesu-situation.html
    Comment by Oneros

    It’s also a problem found in dioceses and other religious institutes.