In this bold, momentous work, Joseph Ratzinger – in his first book written since he became Pope – seeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent “popular” depictions and to restore Jesus’ true identity as discovered in the Gospels. Through his brilliance as a theologian and his personal conviction as a believer, he shares a rich, compelling, flesh-and-blood portrait of Jesus and invites us to encounter, face-to-face, the central figure of the Christian faith. From Jesus of Nazareth: “the great question BOOKS ON/BY POPE EMERITUS BENEDICT XVI INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIANITY In this remarkable elucidation of the Apostles Creed, Cardinal Ratzinger, former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, gives an excellent, modern interpretation of the foundations of Christianity’s basic truths. It combines a spiritual outlook with a deep knowledge of Scripture and the history of theology. that will be with us throughout this entire book: What did Jesus actually bring, if not world peace, universal prosperity, and a better world? What has he brought?