Nottingham on Benedict on Jesus

The Pope and Jesus of Nazareth

19th and 20th June 2008 Nottingham

The publication of the book Jesus of Nazareth on 16 April 2007 was an unprecedented event: never before had a reigning Pope published personal reflections on Jesus.

The book engages not just with New Testament scholarship but also with fundamental methodological questions related to historical criticism. Moreover, it resonates with wider questions of scriptural reading, Christology, ecclesiology and relations with Judaism and Islam. This conference is the first extended theological discussion in the UK on Joseph Ratzinger’s book.

John Milbank
Markus Bockmuehl
Geza Vermes
Archbishop Martínez
Fergus Kerr OP
Walter Moberly
Olivier-Thomas Venard OP
Mona Siddiqui

This may really be the first time any work of Pope Benedict is examined by academics in Britain. There is plenty on Benedict’s Jesus of Nazareth and other books over at the B16 fanclub and Ignatius Insight.