Released today, just in time for Lent – Pope Benedict’s new book, Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week.

Last week, the book made headlines with old news that needed to be heard again, namely that the Jewish people are not responsible for the death of Jesus. The book continues to make international news.

Yesterday, Ignatius hosted a telepress conference to introduce the book. Experts included Fr. Fessio, Mark Brumley, Dr. Craig Evans, Dr. Jacob Neusner, Dr. Brant Pitre, Fr. Thomas Weinandy, and Dr. Benjamin Witherington III. I found it very refreshing to hear people of different faith backgrounds (Jewish, Protestant, and Catholic) have a constructive conversation about something substantial. We need more examples of such discourse.

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