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Presentation of the book Jesus of Nazareth

On June 6, in Rome, Fr. Bernardo Estrada, professor of New Testament Studies at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, presented Jesus of Nazareth, by Pope Benedict XVI, at the ICEF (Iniziative Culturali, Educative e Familiari. The session was introduced by a journalist from the RAI television network, Fabio Zavattaro, a specialist in Vatican news.

Confronting theories that try to separate the historical Jesus from the Christ of faith, Professor Estrada stressed the Pope’s unified view of the person of Jesus, seen as the Son of God as defined by the Council of Chalcedon.

The conference also touched on other topics treated in the book: for example, the place of Jesus in the tradition of Israel, and the relationship between the three first Gospels and that of John.

Romana, No. 44, January-June 2007, p. 150-151.

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