Course: Introduction to Sacred Scripture
Course description:Many Catholics students and even adults have never read much Sacred Scripture itself. This is unfortunate because Sacred Scripture is one of the two primary sources of Divine Revelation, is extremely instructive and important, and its reading has been highly recommended by the popes. While commentaries on Sacred Scripture can be very helpful, it is important to read the actual text of Scripture.
Yet, before doing so, it is important that the student is armed with the answers to some fundamental questions: Where did Scripture come from, anyway? Who chose what books are included and not included? How did Protestantism affect things? Are all versions (translations) of the bible equally good?
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