How Do Catholics Read the Bible?

ISBN-10: 0742548716
ISBN-13: 9780742548718
Edition: 2005
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List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/9/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Accessibly written, How Do Catholics Read the Bible? blends biblical scholarship with compelling personal anecdotes to equip readers with the tools they need to more fully engage Scripture and the Catholic tradition. Leading Scripture scholar Daniel Harringon, S.J. offers chapters on how the Catholic canon came to be, what the Church teaches about the Bible, appropriate methods for analyzing Scripture passages, and how to incorporate the Bible into everyday life. This book is ideal for individual or group use in parishes and classrooms. Each chapter concludes with questions for reflection and recommendations for further reading.

Introduction
What Do Catholics Believe about the Bible?
The Bible and the Church
Modern Catholic Documentation
The Word of God in Human Language
What Is in the Catholic Bible?
The Different Canons
The History of the Old Testament Canon(s)
The History of the New Testament Canon
How Do Catholics Approach the Bible?
The Catholic Theological Tradition on the Bible
The Catholic Experience
Catholic Bibles Today
How Do Catholics Analyze a Biblical Text?
Literary Methods
Historical Methods
Theological Methods
How Do Catholics Read the Old Testament?
Old Testament Study Today
Biblical Interpretation in Jesus' Time
Reading the Old Testament as Catholic Christians
How Do Catholics Read the New Testament?
The Formation of the Gospels
The Gospels as Witnesses to Jesus and the Early Church
The Epistles as Witnesses to Early Christian Faith and Life
How Do Catholics Interpret Scripture?
Philosophical Hermeneutics
The Literal Sense and the Spiritual Sense
Scripture and Tradition
What Place Does the Bible Have in Catholic Life?
The Role of the Magisterium
The Bible in Catholic Life
Lectio Divina
Conclusion: Twenty-Five Theses
Some Resources for Catholic Biblical Interpretation
Glossary
Notes
Index
About the Author

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