Friday, November 12, 2010

"Verbum Domini", Pope Benedict on the Church’s Teaching on Scripture

Catholic Bloggers Ignoring the Pope's "Fundamental Priority"?

"Sacred Scripture, inspiration and truth"

The post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini, [pdf file] released by the Vatican yesterday, includes the Holy Father's first "official" response to Proposition 12 of the October 2008 Synod of Bishops on the Word of God in the life and mission of the Church. As reported here previously, Proposition 12 states:
The synod proposes that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith clarify the concepts of “inspiration” and “truth” in the Bible, along with their reciprocal relationship, in order to better understand the teaching of Dei Verbum 11. In particular, it’s necessary to emphasize the specific character of Catholic Biblical hermeneutics in this area.

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