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Inspiration and the Relationship of Divine and Human Authorship

Posted by Dr. John Bergsma on 03.20.12

This is part of a continuing series of posts on the fundamental Catholic doctrines of Scripture.  It picks up from my last post in inspiration, only dealing now with the relationship between human and divine in the composition of Scripture. 

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Divine and Human Authorship

The Catholic doctrine of inspiration is commonly understood to entail that God is the primary author of Scripture, and the sacred...  [Continue Reading]

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BREAKING!: New Document Promotes Priority of Scripture in Theology

Posted by Dr. Michael Barber on 03.12.12

Today[March 8th 2012] has been an extremely exciting day!

The International Theological Commission has a new document out, Theology Today: Perspectives, Principles and Criteria. This is an incredibly helpful guide to doing Catholic theology.

To be sure, this is not a magisterial document—an official document from the Church’s teaching office. Nonetheless, this is important reading for Catholics interested...  [Continue Reading]

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Spiritual Sacrifices: Reflections on the Third Sunday of Lent

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 03.09.12

Jesus does not come to destroy the temple, but to fulfill it (see Matthew 5:17) - to reveal its true purpose in God’s saving plan.

He is the Lord the prophets said would come - to purify the temple, banish the merchants, and make it a house of prayer for all peoples (see Zechariah 14:21; Malachi 3:1-5; Isaiah 56:7).

The God who made the heavens and the earth, who brought Israel out of slavery, does...  [Continue Reading]

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Inspiration of Scripture in the Catholic Tradition

Posted by Dr. John Bergsma on 03.09.12

This is part of a series of posts on the fundamental doctrine of Scripture within the Catholic Church.

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Inspiration

The fundamental conviction of the Church, relying on the faith of the Apostles, is that the Scriptures, in all their parts, are “inspired” or “breathed” by God, in such a way that God can truly be said to be their author.

2 Tim. 3:16 - All scripture is inspired by God and profitable...  [Continue Reading]

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Bonds Loosed: Reflections on the 2nd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 03.02.12

The Lenten season continues with another story of testing. Last Sunday, we heard the trial of Jesus in the desert. In this week’s First Reading, we hear of how Abraham was put to the test.

The Church has always read this story as a sign of God’s love for the world in giving His only begotten son.

In today’s Epistle, Paul uses exact words drawn from this story to describe how God, like Abraham, did...  [Continue Reading]

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