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Opening Up the Scriptures: Joseph Ratzinger and the Foundations of Biblical Interpretation
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Opening Up the Scriptures: Joseph Ratzinger and the Foundations of Biblical Interpretation

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Eerdmans 2008

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Overview

Opening Up the Scriptures was written by a group of eminent Catholics, among them Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger—now Pope Benedict XVI. In these erudite essays, the authors contend that historical-critical interpretation of Scripture has long since run its course in both Protestant and Catholic exegesis. Instead, they argue, the future of interpretation lies in accepting that the Bible is not just a collection of historical documents but also a record of revelation conceived in faith. By this token, true exegesis involves the faith and humility of the exegete.

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Key Features

  • Recent and essential scholarship on modern Catholic theology
  • Bibliographical references and indexes

Product Details

  • Title: Opening Up the Scriptures: Joseph Ratzinger and the Foundations of Biblical Interpretation
  • Editors: José Granados, Carlos Granados, and Luis Sanchez-Navarro
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 174

About the Editors

José Granados is an assistant professor of theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America.

Carlos Granados holds a doctorate in sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome.

Luis Sanchez-Navarro is a professor of New Testament studies at the San Damaso Theological School in Madrid.