“In Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week Pope Benedict XVI builds upon insights gained from historical-critical studies in order to probe the theological depths of the revealed Word of God. This eagerly awaited volume should be seen not only as the second part of his exegetical-theological study of the figure of Jesus in the Gospels, but also as the necessary complement to his work The Spirit of the Liturgy. For as Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) never fails to demonstrate, the Paschal Mystery inaugurates true spiritual worship opening for all men and women the pathway to God – a worship prefigured in the ancient Hebrew rites and brought to fulfillment in the Risen Jesus Crucified.”
Father Joseph Carola, S.J.
Professor of Theology
The Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome