Pope Benedict XVI has posed the following question to Catholic scholars: ""What has Jesus really brought . . . if he has not brought world peace, universal prosperity, and a better world?"" In response, theologians from around the globe gathered in Galilee to dialogue about the significance of Jesus today. The resulting essays reflect on the significance and understanding of the historical Jesus for communities in Latin America, Europe, Nigeria, Korea, Mexico, and the U.S., including Korean Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, African Americans, and Euro-Americans.
The contributors include Pablo Alonso, M. Shawn Copeland, Mary Doak, Virgilio Elizondo, Sean Freyne, Roberto S. Goizueta, Daniel Groody, Gustavo Guti??rrez, Robert Lassalle-Klein, Michael E. Lee, Carolyn N. Mbonu, Francis Min, Sophia Park, Giacomo Perego, Jon Sobrino, and Jos?? Sols.
Robert Lassalle-Klein is professor of religious studies and philosophy at Holy Names University in Oakland, California. He is the coeditor, with Kevin Burke, of Love That Produces Hope: The Thought of Ignacio Ellacur?¡a (Liturgical/M. Glazier, 2006).