Capuchin Theologian on Pope's New Book
The following snippet is from a March 10 article by Catholic News Service on reaction to Pope Benedict XVI's latest book: Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week -- From the Entrance Into Jerusalem to the Resurrection:
Capuchin Father Thomas G. Weinandy, executive director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat for Doctrine, said the book also offers insights into "the close, fruitful relationship between Scripture and doctrine." "Scripture gives light to doctrine, but doctrine also serves as a guide that helps us understand the sacred texts," he said. Calling the book "not just an academic exercise," Father Weinandy said he thought the book would be accessible to "lay readers who think Scripture and theology are beyond them." The pope presents Jesus as "someone the people of the world are dying to meet," he said.
Also commenting on the release of the Holy Father's new book, Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M.Cap. said the following:
"This is a splendid, penetrating study of the central figure of Christian faith," said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., of the Archdiocese of Denver. "(The book is) a learned and spiritual illumination not only of who Jesus was, but who he is for us today."
Sources: Scholars see benefits for all faiths in pope's second 'Jesus' book / Unprecedented Tele-Press Conference on Pope's New Book Features Renowned Panel of Scholars, Theologians