Responses to 101 Questions on the Bible

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In his long career of lecturing on the Bible, Father Raymond Brown may have appeared before a thousand different audiences, and in the question-and-answer periods that followed he may have responded to ten thousand queries. Over a period of time he noticed how the same questions repeated themselves. For this book he has chosen 101 of the most commonly asked questions on the Bible. The questions cover a wide range of subjects: various translations of the Bible, reasons for reading the Bible, the inspiration and historicity of the Bible, miracles, the resurrection of Jesus, the virginal conception, what Jesus knew, the founding of the church, evidence for the sacraments, the structure of the early church, the role of Peter, and more. All people who have read and reflected on the Bible will fine questions here they have wanted to ask, along with the concise responses of a noted biblical scholar.

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Perhaps the best known and most popular Roman Catholic biblical scholar, Brown here answers the questions he claims are most frequently asked him by laity and clergy at his lectures. He arranges these questions according to broad themes. His responses represent middle-of-the-road Catholic scholarship in a thoughtful and readable manner, though his defense of Mariology is somewhat convoluted in the context of the New Testament record. A brief final section suggests methods of outlining the Catholic approach to the Bible in a way that responds effectively to fundamentalist objections. Even non-Catholics should find the work informative. Recommended for most libraries.
-Richard S. Watts, San Bernadino Cty. Lib., Cal.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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