Friday, February 23, 2007

U. of Regensburg to publish Pope's works

From CWN:

Feb. 23, 2007 ( - The University of Regensburg-- where Pope Benedict XVI (bio - news) once taught theology and where he made the most controversial speech of his pontificate to date-- is planning to publish a complete set of the Pontiff’s written work.

The Regensburg project would include all of the books and essays written by Joseph Ratzinger from his early days as a theology professor through his work as Roman Pontiff. The collection, which would span many volumes, would be annotated by scholars at Regensburg. The university, with support from the Regensburg diocese, is creating a faculty position to study the Pope’s work.

Pope Benedict taught theology at Regensburg from 1969 until 1977, when he was named Archbishop of Munich. He remains on the faculty roster as an honorary professor, and still owns a home near the university.

Because, you know, I don't have enough reading to do already... Truth be told, by the time they're able to publish the set, I may actually be done with my to-be-read pile. If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you... Even so, I'm very excited someone is taking on this voluminous task.