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Pope's book is an advance in Biblical scholarship, says rector of Lateran University

Catholic World News - November 29, 2011

In his book Jesus of Nazareth, Pope Benedict XVI takes “a methodological step forward” in Biblical scholarship, showing that exegesis can “see itself once again as a theological discipline,” according to the rector of the Pontifical Lateran University.

Bishop Enrico Dal Covolo spoke at the University of Messina, in one of a series of lectures organized by the Vatican publishing house to draw attention to the Pope’s book. The bishop’s focus was on the volume: Jesus of Nazareth: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection.

The Pope’s first volume had covered the 3-year period from the months from the Lord’s Baptism to his entry into Jerusalem, Bishop Dal Covolo noted. Now this volume covers a span of just a few days. The point, he said, is to show “immediately that the passion, death, and resurrection are not simply the epilogue of Jesus’ life. They are what gives meaning to all the rest.”

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