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Jesus of Nazareth: The Illustrated Edition

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This illustrated edition of the bold, momentous book written by Pope Benedict XVI is beautifully adorned with reproductions of classic works by a veritable pantheon of classic painters—from Tiepolo to Chagall. Begun before his election to the papacy, the book contains masterfully cogent and accessible essays on the life of Jesus, including his baptism, his temptation in the desert, the Sermon on the Mount, the Lords Prayer, the disciples, the parables, the principal images of Johns Gospel, Peters confession and Jesuss Transfiguration, and Jesuss two self-descriptions, "Son of Man" and "Son." Pope Benedict XVI responds to the revisionist historical literature that makes Jesus a man of his time and place, and he discusses recent archaeological, historical, anthropological, and sociological research. As sensitive as it is erudite and brilliant, this edition is lavishly illustrated with handsome reproductions of classical depictions of Jesus by a roster of eminent artists, including Caravaggio, Tintoretto, Veronese, Bellini, Kandinsky, Gauguin, Matisse, and many others.

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The selection of art is dazzling and includes works by Tiepolo, Caravaggio, and Tintoretto as well as Kandinsky, Gauguin, and Matisse. The works are beautifully presented in an elegantly produced oversize volume (8.5x12"), along with text by Cardinal Ratzinger, who became Pope Benedict XVI, in 2005. He begins with an initial reflection on the mystery of Jesus and then discusses the baptism of Jesus, the Temptations, the Gospel, the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord's prayer, the disciples, and the parables, among other topics. The text version was published in 2007; the illustrated version was originally published in Germany and is here translated for the English-speaking audience. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected Pope Benedict XVI on April 19, 2005, and became the 264th successor to Peter as the "Vicar of Jesus Christ." He may well be the most accomplished theologian to be elected Pope in modern times. Beginning in 1981 he spent over 20 years as the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a role often depicted as the "defender of the faith." Mons. Gianfranco Ravasi is the current President of the Pontifical Council for Culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780847832712
Author:
Benedict Xvi, Pope
Publisher:
Rizzoli International Publications
Preface by:
Ravasi, Gianfranco
Preface:
Ravasi, Gianfranco
Author:
Ravasi, Gianfranco Mons
Author:
Mons Gianfranco Ravasi
Author:
Pope Benedict XVI
Subject:
Christian Theology - Christology
Subject:
Christianity - Catholic
Subject:
Christian Life - Inspirational - Catholic
Subject:
Catholicism
Subject:
Jesus Christ--History of doctrines
Subject:
Jesus Christ -- Historicity.
Subject:
Christianity-Inspirational
Subject:
Christianity-Christology
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
121 COLOR
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
11.86x8.58x1.39 in. 5.23 lbs.

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