Desperately seeking Sophia

By Joyce Rupp| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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At a retreat where I referred to Sophia several times in my first presentation, a man suddenly stood up and blurted out: "Just who is this Sophia? Stop assuming that everyone here knows who you are talking about!" His interruption startled me, and it reminded me that many do not know this jewel in scripture, that Sophia is hidden from many.


Desperately seeking Sophia

By Joyce Rupp| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology

At a retreat where I referred to Sophia several times in my first presentation, a man suddenly stood up and blurted out: "Just who is this Sophia? Stop assuming that everyone here knows who you are talking about!" His interruption startled me, and it reminded me that many do not know this jewel in scripture, that Sophia is hidden from many.


Five scripture scholars pick their golden oldies

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Maybe you've heard them since childhood and know them by heart, but what do some of those Old Testament stories really mean?

A son betrays his father. A wealthy man has an adulterous affair. Sound like the plot lines from the daytime soap operas? Actually, these are themes from some Old Testament stories. But however intriguing the plot lines may be, readers of the Old Testament may struggle to make sense of the tales. "The Old Testament does baffle people," says Old Testament scholar Robert Schoenstene.


Five scripture scholars pick their golden oldies

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Article Scripture and Theology
Maybe you've heard them since childhood and know them by heart, but what do some of those Old Testament stories really mean?

A son betrays his father. A wealthy man has an adulterous affair. Sound like the plot lines from the daytime soap operas? Actually, these are themes from some Old Testament stories. But however intriguing the plot lines may be, readers of the Old Testament may struggle to make sense of the tales. "The Old Testament does baffle people," says Old Testament scholar Robert Schoenstene.


Getting to know Paul

By Father Joseph Fitzmyer| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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You've written that the meaning of Saint Paul's letters today cannot be different from the original meaning intended by Paul for his contemporaries. Would you explain that?


Getting to know Paul

By Father Joseph Fitzmyer| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology

You've written that the meaning of Saint Paul's letters today cannot be different from the original meaning intended by Paul for his contemporaries. Would you explain that?


How to get a better read on your faith

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Sometime in the late 12th century a Monk named Guigo, the second prior of the monastery of the Grand Chartreuse in France, wrote to his friend Gervase about some thoughts he had concerning exercises "proper to a cloistered monk." Those thoughts, in fact, constitute a tightly argued, pamphlet-sized treatise on how to read scripture as a form of prayer.


How to get a better read on your faith

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Article Scripture and Theology

Sometime in the late 12th century a Monk named Guigo, the second prior of the monastery of the Grand Chartreuse in France, wrote to his friend Gervase about some thoughts he had concerning exercises "proper to a cloistered monk." Those thoughts, in fact, constitute a tightly argued, pamphlet-sized treatise on how to read scripture as a form of prayer.


How to get the most out of reading the Bible

By Father Daniel J. Harrington| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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How did your love for the Bible develop?
I became interested in scripture as a boy. I stutter sometimes, and when I heard that Moses stuttered-that he was "slow of speech and slow of tongue"-I looked it up in the Book of Exodus and found the story of God's call to Moses to speak on behalf of God. In this way I found God in the Bible, and that experience has always been with me.


How to get the most out of reading the Bible

By Father Daniel J. Harrington| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology

How did your love for the Bible develop?
I became interested in scripture as a boy. I stutter sometimes, and when I heard that Moses stuttered-that he was "slow of speech and slow of tongue"-I looked it up in the Book of Exodus and found the story of God's call to Moses to speak on behalf of God. In this way I found God in the Bible, and that experience has always been with me.


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