This program presents contemporary Catholic scholarship in a clear, easy-to-follow and non-threatening manner. Disc 1 of 2 includes: Session 1 The Bible" Where Did We Get It and How Do We Use It? This session defines what the Bible is, establishing that it did not fall fully formed and leather-bound from heaven into the laps of the faithful. The Bible is presented as emerging from the Church. Session 2 The Old Testament: What Is It and Who Needs It? This session points out the prominent place the Hebrew Scriptures have in the Christian Scriptures (New Testament) and how often Old Testament citations are spoken by new Testament notables. One cannot understand Christianity without knowing its Jewish roots. Disc 2 of 2 includes: Session 3 The New Testament: When Was It Written and Why? This session shows how the New Testament came into being over half a century or so and flowed from many writers with diverse audiences. It also demonstrates that the writings of the New Testament were chosen as inspired by the Fathers of the Church. Session 4 Studying Scripture: What's the Catholic Appproach? This session discusses the two most common approaches to Scripture study: historical-critical and fundamental. It presents the positive side of catholic biblical study and why its challenge make Bible study thrilling.
Media ID: 61351
Length: 120 Min.
Publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press
Level: A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult