Pope Benedict XVI has completed the third volume of his book “Jesus of Nazareth”. The work, entitled “Infancy Narratives” will now translated from the original German into different languages to come out at the same time, the Vatican announced on Thursday. Publication date was not mentioned. For careful translations, however, one must reckon on a “reasonable period”, the Vatican communique said. Originally there was talk, the book could be in the bookshops at the end of the year, possibly already in September.
The first volume of the “Joseph Ratzinger / Pope Benedict XVI.” published trilogy was about the time from Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration, which was released April 2007. Volume Two on the Passion, Crucifixion and Resurrection was released in March 2011.
I look forward to it. Pope Benedict XVI is a fantastic scholar on the Historical Jesus.