By Kenneth Hagen

How is the Bible learn in church this present day? was once it usually studied because it is now?. This paintings explores those questions, with the purpose of clarifying the ecumenical strength of biblical examine this day and some time past. church buildings studied surround Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Evangelical and Reformed.

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The Biblical I n s t i t u t e Press o f t h e Pontifical Biblical I n s t i t u t e in R o m e has p l a y e d a l e a d i n g role in t h e e d i t i n g a n d p u b l i s h i n g of text u a l m a t e r i a l f r o m t h e a n c i e n t N e a r East. M a n y d i s s e r t a t i o n s b y C a t h o l i c scholars in R o m e a n d elsewhere h a v e b e e n e x p l o r a t i o n s of biblical texts in light o f extrabiblical m a t e r i a l . The professors at t h e D o m i n i c a n Ecole B i b l i q u e in J e r u s a l e m have b e e n active p a r t i c i p a n t s in p u b l i s h i n g t h e Q u m r a n scrolls a n d in t h e archaeological excavat i o n s at Q u m r a n a n d e l s e w h e r e .

A. Literary C r i t i c i s m The Bible is basically an a n t h o l o g y of w r i t i n g s t h a t b e a r w i t n e s s to G o d ' s dealings w i t h his p e o p l e . In t h e O l d Testament t h e r e are narratives, law c o d e s , p r o p h e t i c oracles, p s a l m s , a n d w i s d o m b o o k s . In t h e N e w ' T e s t a m e n t t h e r e are stories of Jesus (the four G o s p e l s ) a n d t h e early c h u r c h (Acts) as well as epistles b y Paul a n d o t h e r figures a n d an a p o c a l y p s e ( R e v e l a t i o n ) .

H e m e a n t t h a t as a c o m p l i m e n t , a n d h e w e n t o n t o e x p l a i n t h a t w h a t m a k e s h i m feel a t h o m e in C a t h o l i c w o r s h i p t o d a y is t h e massive dose o f biblical l a n g u a g e — n o t o n l y in t h e r e a d i n g s t a k e n directly from t h e Scriptures b u t also in t h e s o n g s a n d t h e prayers. H i s c o m m e n t led m e , as a p r o f e s s i o n a l biblical s c h o l a r w h o also p r e a c h e s a n d presides regularly at w o r s h i p services in t h e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h , t o reflect o n a d r a m a t i c d e v e l o p m e n t in m y o w n c h u r c h .

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