Thursday, March 10, 2011

Review roundup #1

Reviews of Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week are now starting to come in!

Eric Sammons
writes in Our Sunday Visitor:
The greatness of a great man is not always recognized in his own time... Yet Joseph Ratzinger — now Pope Benedict XVI — is one of the greatest theologians to ever hold the office of the papacy, and his impact on the life of the Church — especially in theological studies — can hardly be overstated. Centuries from now, his works will still be studied and examined, and will be impacting Catholic theology in ways we cannot today imagine....
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John L. Allen
writes on the National Catholic Register site that:
A veteran theologian and teacher, Benedict can express complex theological ideas in crystalline sentences that don’t require a Ph.D. to grasp, and he has a knack for phrasing the Christian message in positive terms -- what I’ve called his “Affirmative Orthodoxy.”
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Marcel LeJeune
writes on his blog, Mary's Aggies, that:
Benedict is trying to change the way in which Biblical scholars and theologians dive into the text and help shift Biblical studies toward a more intimate portrayal of Christ.
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