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The Catholic Church and the Bible


Ignatius 1996

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Are Catholics biblical illiterates?

So goes the frequent question, proving that myths die hard. But Catholics ought to be able to answer the charge made by many non-Catholics in this regard. This book is a response to fundamentalist critics and an explanation of the Catholic biblical tradition.

The Catholic Church and the Bible is a significant scriptural study guide, published from a Catholic perspective and particularly keyed to the new Catechism of the Catholic Church. The well-planned, straight forward text is clearly outlined to make information easy to find and understand.

This work should be heartily welcomed by both clergy and laity, for Father Stravinskas sheds new light on Catholic Bible study by writing with candor, clarity, and scriptural backing. This is ideal for use in Catholic high schools and in parish RCIA programs.

In the Logos edition, all Scripture passages in The Catholic Church and the Bible appear on mouseover, linking to your favorite Bible translation in your library. With Logos’ advanced features, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference, finding the answers you need instantly.

Key Features

  • Overview of the Catholic understanding of the Bible
  • Analysis of God’s Word and its purpose in the Church
  • Seven principles essential to fundamentalism
  • Question-and-answer section dealing with inquiries made by Catholics and non-Catholics alike


  • The Word of the Lord
  • The Church’s Scriptures
  • A Biblical Theology of the Mass
  • Mass Prayers; Biblical Prayers
  • “What About . . . ?”

Product Details

  • Title: The Catholic Church and the Bible
  • Author: Peter M. J. Stravinskas
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 134

About Peter M. J. Stravinskas

Peter M. J. Stravinskas has been the professor of theology and of education at St. John’s University and Seton Hall. He is the well-known editor of the Catholic Answer magazine, is a contributing editor to the National Catholic Register, has written over 500 articles for numerous Catholic publications, and has also authored and edited 18 other books.

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