THE BIBLE WORD OF GOD IN WORDS OF MEN by

THE BIBLE WORD OF GOD IN WORDS OF MEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Books on the Book of Books by Catholic scholars are being published in almost flood proportions in recent months. Every publisher seems to have a book about the Bible. This profusion is almost like expiation for the dearth which preceded this fertile period. All seem to have something new to contribute. In this effort a French scholar offers a concise, though frequently tellous, summary of the history of Catholic exegesis and a commentary on the role of the role of the Church in interpretation. In a factual presentation of recent developments, the author does not hesitate to point out how progress was impeded by opposition from ""liatresing ecclesiastical measures"". Father Levie shows clearly that new developments did nothing to undermine the fundamental principle of the incrrancy of the Scriptures. The burden of the book's message is to show how the Word of God was written by men who used the style and literary forms of their times and have to be understood in that way. The contributions of the Church to research and study, casting new light and insight on the Bible's message, are pointed up throughout. Unfortunately, the cost of the book restricts to schools and libraries (the audience for this) appreciation of the importance of the Scriptures guiding mankind, not in a self sufficient way, but under the guidance and interpretation of the Church.

Pub Date: April 12th, 1962
Publisher: Kenedy