Scripture in the Church

Scripture in the Church

by James Okoye
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Scripture in the Church by James Okoye

Who should read the Bible? What is the biblical word? How is Scripture to be interpreted? How is it to be prayed and lived? How does Scripture call forth the Church's entire life and mission? In October 2008 the Synod on the Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church took place in Rome. During the synod the bishops addressed these questions on the significance of the Word in the life and mission of the church. Beginning with a helpful explanation of the synod process, James Chukwuma Okoye, CSSp, follows the synod in historical progression, highlighting important topics and issues along the way and concluding with an exposition of the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Verbum Domini, which Benedict XVI signed on September 30, 2010. Okoye emphasizes that the Synod on the Word of God was not just about Scripture's function in the pastoral life of the church but it was also about tradition and God's continuing self-disclosure in history and in the religions and cultures of humankind."

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ISBN-13: 9780814657614
Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
Publication date: 10/11/2011
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

James Chukwuma Okoye, CSSp, is the Carroll Stuhlmueller Professor of Old Testament at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. His teaching and ministry place him among people of many diverse cultures. Okoye has been Provincial of his Nigerian Congregation of Spiritans and General Assistant in the Congregation's headquarters in Rome. He was a member of the International Theological Commission and a peritus of the 1994 First Synod of Bishops for Africa.

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Scripture in the Church 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mc76NYC More than 1 year ago
This book by Rev. James Okoye, C.S.S.p. is a very good resource, not only on the recent Synod on 'The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church' (October 2008), but also as something of a commentary on Benedict XVI's letter 'The Word of the Lord' (2010). I hesitate in giving the book five stars due to the author's use of the Divine name in certain places. Rather than utilizing 'Lord', he writes out the abbreviation YHWH with vowels. But in terms of his knowledge of the Sacred Scriptures, his scholarship and attention to detail and his great experience in the field, this book is a most worthy read.