This morning I was reading in Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. I read Kaiser’s chapter on the single referent view. It seemed that part of his problem with the sensus plenior approach was that it was formulated by Catholic scholars and that it only would only work within a Catholic context. He states: Since (Raymond) Brown takes it (meaning) out of the hands of the human authors who stood in the counsel of God, the question is: In whose hands now does the final court of appeal rest for discovering the authoritative meaning
This is the second installment of my review of Saints Preserved: An Encyclopedia of Relics by Thomas J. Craughwell from Image Catholic Books (an imprint of Random House). Here I will give an overview of the contents. The book is a basic encyclopedia. So rather than chapters it has entries, arranged for the most part in alphabetical order. There are some sub-entries for martyrs in certain areas and some other topics that don’t necessarily fit within the alphabetical layout. But, for “major” saints one would locate them alphabetically. The entries range from the names of saints to important sets
I would like to once again thank Image Catholic Books (an imprint of Random House) for sending along a copy of Saints Preserved: An Encyclopedia of Relics by Thomas J. Craughwell. As per my normal format for book reviews, I will be posting on the author and contents then end with my personal thoughts. Yet this go round I have the privilege of posting a blog interview with the author for the first part of the review. Thomas Craughwell has written a considerable number of books on a variety of topics. The interview questions deal more with Saints Preserved.
Thanks to Image Catholic Books (an imprint of Random House) for sending along a pre-release copy of Saints Preserved: An Encyclopedia of Relics by Thomas J. Craughwell. Since I have returned to the Catholic Church I have remained relatively Baptist in my day to day piety. I read a lot of scripture in my devotional time. A book on saints and relics should then prove an interesting experience for me. At any rate here’s a short review from the front matter of the book that I thought was interesting: Relics are an often misunderstood part of the Catholic devotional life.
Jim cites Jeremiah approvingly as saying: Can you really call yourself #1 when it takes half a dozen people and one Catholic to match the efforts of one baptist pastor? @eJoelWatts The scandal! The outrage! Are Catholics not people??? Jim has let his sour grapes poison his mind! Alas! Alas for Jim’s soul! Alas for Jeremiah’s soul!!!
This is the third installment in a series of posts on Paradoxes of Faith by Henri de Lubac published by Ignatius Press. Personally, I enjoyed reading Paradoxes of Faith. However, I will say that this is the kind of book that you will either enjoy thoroughly or put aside before you finish reading it. I think it would work best as devotional reading. In my last post, I noted the book is a little bit like the Book of Proverbs. The paradoxes are arranged topically, but somewhat disconnected from each other. This disjunctiveness means that this book is not
This is the first main installment in a series of posts on Paradoxes of Faith by Henri de Lubac published by Ignatius Press. Here I will give some background on the author, then I will cover the contents and last provide my own personal thoughts. After returning to the Catholic Church, I first heard of de Lubac in connection with Benedict XVI. Any treatment of Pope Benedict’s theology usually mentions that two theologians who influenced him significantly were: Hans Urs von Balthasar and Henri de Lubac. After recently reading de Lubac’s Catholicism (another Ignatius Press book that I would