N.T. Wright has written an article for The Times Literary Supplement reviewing Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection by Pope Benedict XVI; Jesus of Nazareth: An Independent Historian’s Account of His Life and Teaching by Maurice Casey; and A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jesus: Reading the Gospels on the Ground by Bruce N. Risk that can be accessed here: “The Pope’s Life of Jesus”.

Wright classifies these three books on Jesus as “pre-modern”, “modern”, and “post-modern” in approach. While this may be a simplified classification system it is worth considering how these three approaches to the historical Jesus collide and collaborate.