The Pope, Benedict XVI, has written a new book, to be released next week on March 10 that discusses questions including who killed Jesus and why He died. Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection is a sequel to Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration and attempts to answer the following questions:
- Why was Jesus rejected by the religious leaders of his day?
- Who was responsible for his death?
- Did he establish a Church to carry on his work?
- How did Jesus view his suffering and death?
- How should we?
- And, most importantly, did Jesus really rise from the dead and what does his resurrection mean?
One of the significant arguments made by the Pope is that the Jews, as a collective, were not responsible for his death, a significant break from historical Christian thought. This book should be a very interesting read for Christians of every denomination. To preorder Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection, click on this link. The hardcover is only $13.72.