Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Vicar of Christ on Christ

April 16 will see the Italian release of the pope's long-promised volume on Jesus. Sneak peaks of Jesus of Nazareth, to be eventually published in English by Doubleday, perhaps surprisingly reveals some social justice themes. According to ABC News Benedict is especially critical of Western colonialism, which "plundered and sacked" Africa and stripped its people of their traditional culture and values. Wish he could recognize liberation theology as a legitimate theological response to that injustice...

Looks like it may be worth the read. Wish they could have come up with a better cover though. I mean really, does every papal book have to feature gold and white on the cover?


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