Digital Press Kit
Members of the press: Download the Digital Press Kit [3.28MB, PDF], which contains the following:
- Press Release
- Backgrounder – Holy Week
- Information about the Book, Author, and Publisher
- Spokesperson Bios
- Interview Questions
- Pictures and Images
- and more!
Additional Press Releases
- Instant New York Times Bestseller! view/download [PDF, 98KB]
A high resolution version of the book cover is available.
Panel of Scholars Reacts to Pope's New Book
On the eve of the worldwide release of Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week an unprecedented tele-press conference featured a renowned interfaith group of biblical scholars and theologians discussing the Pope, the book, and its impact on the figure of Jesus.
The panel includes Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ, founder and publisher of Ignatius Press and a former student of then-Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI); Dr. Jacob Neusener of Bard College, author of A Rabbi Talks With Jesus; Dr. Craig A. Evans of Acadia University's (Canada) Acadia Divinity College and co-author of Jesus, The Last Days; Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy, OFMCap, executive director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat for Doctrine; Dr. Brant Pitre of Notre Dame Seminary (Louisiana) and author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper; Dr. Ben Witherington III of Asbury Theological Seminary (Kentucky) and author of The Jesus Quest: The Third Search for the Jew of Nazareth; and Mark Brumley, president and CEO of Ignatius Press and author of the study guides for both of Benedict XVI's volumes on Christ's life.