Archive | October, 2010

The World Series of Bible Study

I’m not saying they’re necessarily connected, but I do find it rather interesting that the teams playing in the World Series just happen to represent states in which we’ve just presented the St. Paul Center’s Journey Through Scripture Parish-Based Bible Study Program. In fact, based on the crowds and their enthusiasm, you could say we’ve had our

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Not Your Average Reading Group

Here’s an excerpt of a letter I received this week: My husband is a high altitude mountain climber. In planning for those extended treks, weight is a very serious concern, even to the point where some climbers cut the handle of their toothbrushes down to nubs. They do take books up, however, in anticipation of

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Emery on the Biblical Methodology of Aquinas

The French Dominican scholar, Giles Emery, hits on a point I’ve been making a lot lately in his great work The Trinity in Aquinas (2004), namely, that Thomas Aquinas’ theological method was highly—to a remarkable degree—biblical, focused in particular on the literal historical sense. This is especially evident in his Summa Contra Gentiles (not to

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Dead Sea Scrolls On-Line

From Reuters: Scholars and anyone with an Internet connection will be able to take a new look into the Biblical past through an online archive of high-resolution images of the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls. Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), the custodian of the scrolls that shed light on the life of Jews and early Christians at

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Holy Land, Happy Landings

Pilgrimage should be second nature to an institution that’s dedicated to the spirit of St. Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles. Any book devoted to St. Paul’s ministry is sure to have pages devoted to maps. Our patron was a man on the move. Yet he was not a restless wanderer. He was a pilgrim, and

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