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The Bible Compass
The Bible Compass


 
A Catholic's Guide to Navigating the Scriptures
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The Bible is central to our faith as Catholics. It is literally the word of God, and, along with Sacred Tradition, is one of the two pillars upon which all our beliefs and practices rest. The Bible Compass provides readers with the tools to study the Word of God with confidence and purpose. This book demonstrates how to read the Bible within the living Tradition of the Catholic Church, and it addresses all the common questions about the Bible.

Table of Contents:

Part I Divine Revelation: The Unveiling of God
Chapter 1 Is the Bible Really Inspired by God?
Chapter 2 Scripture, Tradition, and the Magisterium

Part II Five Keys for Interpreting Scripture Correctly
Chapter 3 The First Key: Discover the Author's Intention
Chapter 4 The Second Key: Be Attentive to the Unity of Scripture
Chapter 5 The Third Key: Read Scripture within the Living Tradition of the Church
Chapter 6 The Fourth Key: Read Scripture within the symphony of God's Revelation
Chapter 7 The Fifth Key: Use the Four Senses of Scripture

Part III Where Did the Bible Come From?
Chapter 8 The New Testament Canon and the Gnostic "Gospels"
Chapter 9 Why Are Catholic Bibles Bigger? The Old Testament and the Deuterocanonical Books

Part IV Biblical Background
Chapter 10 Taking God at His Word: Is the Bible Trustworthy?
Chapter 11 The World of the Bible: Archaeology, Geography, and History
Chapter 12 Knowing God's Story: The Twelve Period of Biblical History
Chapter 13 Getting Started: Translations, Resources, and Methods
Chapter 14 Lectio Divina: Praying Scripture