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. Benedict XVI's book engages not just with New Testament scholarship but also with fundamental methodological questions related to historical criticism.
This publication, "The Pope and Jesus of Nazareth", provides essays by some of the leading scholars in Britain, continental Europe and the USA to highlight the insights and limits of the Pope's reflection on Jesus. Specifically, it engages with the book from critical, cross-disciplinary and different faith perspectives. Contributors include: John Milbank, Henri-Jerome Gagey, Francisco Javier Martinez, Fergus Kerr OP, Richard B. Hays, Markus Bockmuehl, Adele Reinhartz, and Mona Siddiqui.