Articles tagged: Bible

The Downward Spiral: 6 Quick Catholic Lessons on the Book of Judges

Theology

SPL Staff • February 27th, 2016

Listers, the Historical Books are paramount in understanding salvation history. The Historical Books of the Old Testament are Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I & II Samuel, I & II Kings, I & II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Tobit, Judith, Esther, and I & II Maccabees. The Historical Books... Read More →

The Conquest: 9 Catholic Lessons from the Book of Joshua

Theology

SPL Staff • February 27th, 2016

Listers, the Historical Books are paramount in understanding salvation history. The Historical Books of the Old Testament are Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I & II Samuel, I & II Kings, I & II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Tobit, Judith, Esther, and I & II Maccabees. The Historical Books... Read More →

Bible Study: 7 Essential Principles for Catholic Biblical Interpretation

Theology

SPL Staff • October 1st, 2015

Click to view on Amazon. Listers, "what does a Catholic approach to Scripture study look like?" This is the question Dr. Steven C. Smith takes up in his work 7 Essential Principles for Catholic Scripture Study: The Word of the Lord. The book strikes an excellent balance between academic insights... Read More →

The 12 Step Biblical Guide to the Pope and Infallibility

Theology

SPL Staff • March 22nd, 2014

Listers, the Office of the Papacy and Infallibility are biblical gifts to the Church. According to the Gospels, St. Peter - the first to be given the Office of the Papacy - was commissioned by Christ to be the vicar of the kingdom of God, to strengthen the faithful, and to be the chief shepherd... Read More →

In Dust and Ashes: 21 Images from the Book of Job

Art & Architecture

SPL Staff • March 5th, 2014

Listers, the following is the entire gallery of William Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job. The gallery displayed is known as the Linell Set (AD 1821) and contains 21 watercolor pieces. There is also an earlier watercolor gallery known as the Butts set (1806). Later, Blake went on to... Read More →

10 Basic Questions on Creation

Theology

SPL Staff • November 12th, 2012

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and... Read More →

6 Biblical Reasons Mary Is the "New Eve"

Theology

SPL Staff • May 31st, 2012

**Listers, Mother Mary is the New Eve. **Through St. Paul, Holy Scripture tells us that Christ is the New Adam, and where all died in Adam, all may be made alive in Christ. The comparison between Adam and Christ revealed a parallel in salvation history between the story of humanity's first... Read More →

3 Basic Biblical Questions About the Sacrament of Confirmation

Theology

SPL Staff • April 19th, 2012

  Sacrament of Confirmation   1. What is the biblical basis of Confirmation? All Seven Sacrament of the Catholic Church can be seen in Holy Scripture, but often times the biblical origin of the the Sacrament of Confirmation is missed. The scriptural event from which Confirmation is drawn is... Read More →

The Poor and Our Salvation: 5 Thoughts

Theology

SPL Staff • April 17th, 2012

Fellow Listers, let us consider the connection between serving the poor and our own salvation. 1. A Matter of Heaven & Hell? "If we don't love the poor, and do all we can to improve their lot, we're going to go to Hell." Archbishop Chaput, Philadelphia 2. What Does the Old Testament... Read More →

4 Reasons God Gave Us Scripture by Aquinas

Theology

SPL Staff • February 29th, 2012

Listers, St. Thomas Aquinas asks the question Whether there was any need for a Divine Law? in his Summa Theologica I-II.91.4. The article is part of the Angelic Doctor's treatment of law and more specifically the four laws that govern existence: Eternal, Divine, Natural and Human. In essence, the... Read More →

The Elephant and the Lamb: 7 Catholic Quotes on Scripture

Theology

SPL Staff • February 28th, 2012

Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome   If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself. St. Augustine   The Holy Bible is like a mirror before our mind's eye. In it we... Read More →
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