Canonicity and the Bible – Part 4

Bishop Coyne and Fr. Hunt actually do get around to discussing the use of the social sciences in biblical interpretation.  The key point is that the social sciences are used “in the service of the sacred word” under the guidance of the Church’s magisterium.  In addition, they spend some time in conversation unpacking the idea of biblical “inspiration:” the texts as inspired texts, the inspiration present in the reading of the texts under the inspiration of the Spirit.



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