A CHRISTOLOGICAL CATECHISM delivers the best of modern biblical scholarship on the nature of Christ from Joseph Fitzmyer, S.J., one of the leading Catholic biblical scholars in the United States. Fitzmyer has revised, updated, and expanded this highly respected edition and presents twenty-five succinctly phrased and candidly answered questions most often asked about Jesus. The book is based on New Testament data and covers such issues as the virgin birth, the infancy narratives, Jesus' claim to be the messiah, the historical accuracy and significance of the resurrection and ascension texts, the place of Peter and the apostles, the importance of the Apocryphal gospels, and the different interpretations that allow for different Christologies. Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the Catholic University of America is a well-known scholar of New Testament studies and in the field of Aramaic studies. He is co-editor of the NEW JEROME BIBLICAL COMMENTARY.