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Thursday, March 4, 2004

The Effects Of Inspiration

Note: This article should be read with the one on The Doctrine Of Inspiration When we say that "The Bible is inspired." We mean that this body of collected writings, thought written by men, has a divine dimension. It is this divine dimension which distinguishes a book of Scriptures from other... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 3, 2004

Questions and Answers

During the course of my conversations with both Catholics, non-Catholics, and non-Christians I have gathered quite a number of questions coming from intelligent and sincere men and women. I would like to share them here with you in the hope of bridging further the divisions that a long time of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 1, 2004

The Doctrine on Inspiration

The official formulation of the Catholic doctrine of Inspiration is enshrined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: In Sacris vero Libris conficiendis Deus homines elegit, quos facultatibus ac viribus suis utentes adhibuit, ut Ipso in illis et per illos agente, ea omnia eaque sola, quae Ipse... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 29, 2004

Unacceptable Theories of Inspiration

There are many ways of explaining the inspiration of the Scriptures. The question that these try to answer is " How did God produce writings that are also at the same time genuine products of human literary effort?" There are three theories of inspiration that we consider unacceptable for reasons... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 28, 2004

The Inspired Page, Part I

"We read the Bible because it is inspired." The statement has become so ordinary that behind it may lurk a meaning of "inspired" that is mistaken. Shakespeare produced "inspired" plays; but do we read "Romeo and Juliet" for the same reason that we read "The Canticle of Canticles?" Dictionary.Com... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 27, 2004

Reading and Tradition

Long before mainline Protestantism rediscovered the value of "Tradition" in the reading of Scriptures (mainly through the influence of the philosopher, Martin Heidegger), Catholics have read the sacred page conscious that it has been read and interpreted before them. This is one of the main reasons... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 26, 2004

St. Augustine On The Reading Of Scriptures

Fr. Agostino Trape, OSA describes the way Augustine reads Scriptures in these words: (I)t is not only reading which could be called a superficial activity, it is not only that study which is only an intellectual activity, not only that meditation which can be reduced to simple internal... Sign in to see full entry.

Catholic Scripture Studies

My Beliefs Regarding The Scriptures I am a Catholic; to non-Catholics, I should be numbered among non-Christians and those who have a non-biblical faith. Yet we Catholics do believe in God's revelation in the Scriptures. We continue to hold its divine inspiration and we continue to reverence its... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

The Rapture: A Catholic Perspective

Note: The following article is my first contribution to the Internet. It first appeared in 1999 via The main biblical text for the so-called doctrine on "The Rapture" comes from 1 Thess. 4:16-17 which describes the moment when the Lord will descend from the heavens... Sign in to see full entry.

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