View Preview Reading Scripture Like the Early ChurchSeven Insights from the Church Fathers to Help You Understand the Bible Format Choose an optioneBookPaperback Quantity Reading Scripture Like the Early Church quantity Add to cart In this brief yet penetrating book, Dr. James Papandrea reveals what the early Church Fathers actually taught and believed about the Holy Scriptures as well as how they read, understood, and interpreted the Word of God. He explains the process by which the books of the Bible were selected and demonstrates the harmoniousness and complementarity of the Gospels.With Dr. Papandrea’s guidance, you will see how Scripture attests to the truth of the sacraments, Catholic doctrines, and the hierarchy of the Church founded by Christ. You will come to understand how the Church Fathers differentiated the “literal” and “figurative” interpretations of Scripture (it will likely surprise you!). You’ll come to appreciate as never before the multiple layers of biblical meaning, from the historical and prophetic to the allegorical, apocalyptic, eschatological, and typological.Dr. Papandrea further explains:How Scripture was written and why the Bible is infallible and reliableWhat is meant by “divine inspiration”Why revelation is dynamic and why authentic scriptural interpretation cannot contradict doctrineHow our approach to reading the Old Testament differs from that of reading the NewThe spiritual senses of Scripture and how the Old Testament is fulfilled in ChristThe importance of understanding the fullness of Scripture and the dangers in taking passages out of contextIn addition, Dr. Papandrea provides tips for biblical interpretation and advice on how to choose the most accurate Bible translation. Most significantly, you will recognize how reading Scripture is a relational exercise that helps you encounter our Lord in His divinity and His humanity and enter into the mystery of salvation. Buy Together With + Price for both: $24.95 $14.95 Add both to Cart This Product: Reading Scripture Like the Early Church Format: Paperback - $19.95 Scripture Wars Format: Paperback - $18.95 $5.00 Details Pages 224 ISBN or UPC 978-1-64413-481-8 Dimensions N/A Weight N/A SKU 4818 SKU d34825 Reviews There are no reviews yet. Add your review Cancel replyYour rating * Rate… Perfect Good Average Not that bad Very poor Your review *Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You Might Also Like Let There Be No Divisions Among You Always Inspired The Greatest Commandment The Springtime that Never Came How Catholic Art Saved the Faith
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