Dan Harrington, S.J., on Reading the Bible as a Roman Catholic Biblical Scholar

Dr. Daniel Harrington, S.J., professor of New Testament at Boston College recently posted at Huffington Post some reflections on the ancient practice of lectio divina (“divine” or “sacred reading”). This post picks up on Harrington’s chapter in The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously co-author with me and Marc Brettler (Brandeis [Read More...]

Are All Critical Biblical Scholars Godless Atheists Conspiring to Undermine Your Faith?

Glad you asked. I say no, as do Marc Brettler (Brandeis University) and Dan Harrington (Boston College). Together we wrote a book that looks at how faith and critical biblical scholarship can co-exist. The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously. It can now be ordered on Amazon This book originated in a symposium [Read More...]

Can Critical Scholarship and Faith Co-exist?

The answer is yes, and I’ve got the book to prove it. Well, actually, I don’t have it yet, and neither do you. The book is not coming out until October (Oxford University Press). But at least I have the cover. I also have the PDF page proofs, but I won’t let you people get your mitts [Read More...]