Since God speaks in Sacred Scripture through men in human fashion, (6) the interpreter of Sacred Scripture, in order to see clearly what God wanted to communicate to us, should carefully investigate what meaning the sacred writers really intended, and what God wanted to manifest by means of their words (Dei Verbum,12).
This course hopes to ‘carefully investigate what meaning’ and what message God wants to reveal in Sacred Scripture. The call of the Church is to interpret Scripture from its roots (Jewish) into its flowering: Jesus, the Word of God. References will be made to Dei Verbum (Vatican II – Paul VI), Verbum Domini (Benedict XVI) and Evangelii Gaudium (Francis). All these lead us to The Book, The Bible, that the participants will learn to interpret critically and in the context of the ecclesial tradition, from which it stems and to which it is accountable. This course will equip you with practical skills that you will develop under the supervision of the qualified facilitator. But reading Scripture entails much more than interpretative skills. In the end, it is a transformative journey, ‘walking the way to Emmaus’ with our Companion. And the skills you will acquire are needed to allow that transformation to happen and to bring forth a hundredfold.
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