Spokesman: Pope Working on Vol. 3 of Jesus of Nazareth
ROME, JULY 13, 2012 (Zenit.org).- The director of the Vatican press office says that Benedict XVI is working on the third and final volume of Jesus of Nazareth during his time at Castel Gandolfo.
This last portion of the work will be about Our Lord’s infancy and childhood. It is expected to be shorter than the first two volumes.
Volume 1 of Jesus of Nazareth was published in 2007 and Volume 2 in 2011.
Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi also told journalists the Holy Father is preparing speeches for his trip to Lebanon in September.
The first volume is HERE.
I found, in the first volume, the Holy Father’s exposition of the problems with an unbalanced “historical-critical” approach to Scriptures masterful and invaluable. Also, he has a succinct explanation of how we are to understand “inspiration” and Scripture. His reflections on the temptations of the Lord was rich.
The second volume of the Holy Father’s work Jesus of Nazareth focuses on the period the Lord’s life from the entrance into Jerusalem to His resurrection.