Scripture [Catholic Basics]


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  • In the section, the lecturer may refer to the book The Bible Blueprint, published by Loyola Press. It is a basic, practical book for those who wish to begin reading the Bible. It is available in English, and was written by Joe Paprocki, DMin.
  • Scripture [Catholic Basics]

    1. 1. The Sacred Scriptures:Nourished by the Word<br />
    2. 2. Introduction<br />The Bible<br />The Catholic reading of the Bible<br />From fundamentalism to interpretation<br />The role of Tradition in the reading of the Bible<br />Bible and history<br />
    3. 3. What is the Bible?<br />A Collection of books<br />The written Word of God<br />Plan for salvation that God has for each of us<br />It is the Word of God presented in a variety of literary styles and genres.<br />
    4. 4. How Was the Bible Formed?<br />Final product of five steps, which began about two thousand years ago:<br />Events <br />Begins in 1850 B.C. and ends in the 1st century A.D.<br />From Genesis, 1250 B.C. (gap of 400 years)<br />The Pentateuch<br />Moses<br />Time in the desert and taking of promised land<br />
    5. 5. The Kingdom of Israel<br />Monarchy <br />Political and religious issues<br />Jerusalem: political and religious capital<br />The prophets<br />Alexander the Great and the cultural domination of the Greeks<br />How Was the Bible Formed?<br />
    6. 6. How Was the Bible Formed?<br />Oral tradition: what is it?<br />Reliability of oral tradition<br />Product of a community<br />Represents the beliefs of a community<br />Does not demand historical or chronological accuracy<br />Contemporary to the people who lived in the same culture<br />Results in a stratified text<br />
    7. 7. Stratified text<br />When the stories were told, authors added details that were contemporary to them, not to the stories themselves.<br />How Was the Bible Formed?<br />
    8. 8. Written tradition<br />Editing<br />The process of text canonization<br />The two canons<br />Who establishes the canon?<br />Council of Trent<br />Protestant canon<br />How Was the Bible Formed?<br />
    9. 9. What is revelation?<br />How Was the Bible Formed?<br />
    10. 10. Catholic Views on the Sacred Script<br />Literary genres and form as proper mediums to transmit the revelation.<br />What literary form am I reading?<br />What approach or attitude should I have with certain literary forms?<br />Literal vs. figurative language<br />Answering human questions through literary devices (Job)<br />
    11. 11. Views of the time<br />Process of revelation<br /><ul><li>Contextualists y fundamentalists</li></ul>Application of the method (pages 29 – 37)<br />Looking back and looking ahead<br />Catholic Views on the Sacred Script<br />
    12. 12. Love Alliance<br />What is an alliance?<br />What does it imply?<br />What rituals are involved?<br />
    13. 13. Love alliance beginning with Abraham <br />Love alliance after Moses<br />Love alliance after David<br />Love alliance after Hoshea <br />Love alliance during and after the Babylonian exile<br />Love Alliance<br />
    14. 14. Meaning of the love alliance after the Babylonian exile<br />God loves us all<br />Book of Jonah<br />Meaning of the love alliance<br />Suffering is not always a punishment<br />Book of Job<br />A deep mystery<br />Love Alliance<br />
    15. 15. The old and the new alliance<br />Love Alliance<br />
    16. 16. The Kingdom of God<br />What are the Gospels?<br />Historical and cultural context<br />How many and why?<br />The Kingdom as the central theme of Jesus’ preaching<br />
    17. 17. The concept of the Kingdom<br />What is a parable?<br />When will the Kingdom come?<br />How will we recognize the Kingdom?<br />Paradoxes about the Kingdom<br />The return of the Son of man<br />The Kingdom in the Gospel of John<br />The Kingdom of God<br />
    18. 18. Who is Jesus Christ?<br />What is Christology as a discipline and a theological science?<br />Historical<br />Doctrinal<br />Biblical<br />Cultural<br />Popular <br />
    19. 19. Christology in the Gospel of Mark<br />Jesus’ humanity<br />Addressees<br />Who is Jesus Christ?<br />
    20. 20. Christology in the Gospel of Matthew<br />Who is Jesus Christ?<br />
    21. 21. Christology in the Gospel of Luke<br />Who is Jesus Christ?<br />
    22. 22. Christology in the Gospel of John<br />Addresses and the message of John<br />Method of the Gospel of John<br />Wedding at Canaa<br />The story of the Passion <br />Looking back and looking ahead<br />Who is Jesus Christ?<br />
    23. 23. The Bible in the Life of the Church<br />Dei Verbum # 22<br />Need for a tradition of biblical reading<br />Biblical ignorance of the Catholic generation<br />From ignorance to… fundamentalism? A possible trend<br />
    24. 24. Sacred Scriptures in liturgy<br />In the Lectionary<br />In homily<br />Valid (and invalid) interpretations of text<br />Use of the Lectionary<br />The Bible in the Life of the Church<br />
    25. 25. In the development of Church Doctrine<br />Has the seeds<br />The Scripture stays silent<br />Sacred Scriptures and moral decisions<br />Sacred Scriptures and communal prayer<br />Sacred Scriptures and self-awareness<br />The Bible in the Life of the Church<br />
    26. 26. Our text <br />