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CHAPTER 2 INTRODUCTION TO  SACRED SCRIPTURE Ave Maria Press; adapted by AHS JESUS CHRIST: GOD’S REVELATION TO THE WORLD
How to Locate and Read  Bible References <ul><li>Jn 1:1-18 </li></ul><ul><li>Jn—abbreviated title of the book </li></ul><u...
The Bible Is the  Inspired Word of God <ul><li>The Church teaches that: </li></ul><ul><li>God is the author of the Bible, ...
Vatican II on Sacred Scripture <ul><li>Note the content and unity of the whole Scripture </li></ul><ul><li>“ Read the Scri...
Literary Forms <ul><li>Identifying the correct literary genre is vitally important in scriptural interpretation. </li></ul...
Different Readings of the Bible
The Senses:  In Summary <ul><li>Scriptural sense : teaches history; what the words say in a historical context </li></ul><...
Types of “Criticisms” (not to be understood as a negative word) <ul><li>Historical Criticism —tries to determine the histo...
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JC PPT 2

  1. 1. CHAPTER 2 INTRODUCTION TO SACRED SCRIPTURE Ave Maria Press; adapted by AHS JESUS CHRIST: GOD’S REVELATION TO THE WORLD
  2. 2. How to Locate and Read Bible References <ul><li>Jn 1:1-18 </li></ul><ul><li>Jn—abbreviated title of the book </li></ul><ul><li>First number— chapter number; verse number follows the colon (:) </li></ul><ul><li>Hyphen (-) indicates several chapters or verses </li></ul><ul><li>Semicolon (;) separates two references; comma (,) separates two verses in the same chapter </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Bible Is the Inspired Word of God <ul><li>The Church teaches that: </li></ul><ul><li>God is the author of the Bible, </li></ul><ul><li>the Holy Spirit inspired the writers of the sacred books, and </li></ul><ul><li>the Sacred Scriptures teach the Truth. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Vatican II on Sacred Scripture <ul><li>Note the content and unity of the whole Scripture </li></ul><ul><li>“ Read the Scriptures within ‘the living Tradition of the whole Church’” </li></ul><ul><li>Pay attention to the “analogy of faith” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Literary Forms <ul><li>Identifying the correct literary genre is vitally important in scriptural interpretation. </li></ul><ul><li>This helps to determine the literal sense of the biblical text. </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Book </li></ul><ul><li>Prophecy </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Letters </li></ul><ul><li>Genealogies </li></ul><ul><li>Miracles stories </li></ul><ul><li>Parables </li></ul>
  6. 6. Different Readings of the Bible
  7. 7. The Senses: In Summary <ul><li>Scriptural sense : teaches history; what the words say in a historical context </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Senses- </li></ul><ul><li>Allegorical sense : teaches what you should believe; what the words means in the larger context of Salvation History </li></ul><ul><li>Moral sense : teaches what you should do regarding how to live your life </li></ul><ul><li>Anagogical sense : teaches where you are going; building up the virtue of hope while leading us to Heaven </li></ul>
  8. 8. Types of “Criticisms” (not to be understood as a negative word) <ul><li>Historical Criticism —tries to determine the historical context of the biblical text </li></ul><ul><li>Source Criticism —helps to discover where the biblical authors got their material </li></ul><ul><li>Form Criticism —involves studying small units of biblical texts to attempt to determine how each book took shape during oral tradition before being written down </li></ul><ul><li>Redaction Criticism —how the various editors put together their sources and arranged them the way they did </li></ul>

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