Dei Verbum, the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation signifies most important theological advances since the Vatican Council 1,also constructs upon the fundamentals which Vatican I laid. But Vatican 1 focused on Faith (Dei Filius). (Further, Dei Verbum is indicated with an abbreviation DV.) DV dealt with a matter that is fundamental to the faith. Divine revelation, which is the word of God expressed in Scripture and Tradition, is the basis of all Christian doctrine. While the Second Vatican Council generally avoided creating new dogmatic explanations, the present constitution at least touches upon the age-old question of the relationship between Scripture and Tradition. It also clarifies teaching about the authenticity and inerrancy of Holy Scripture, in light of modern developments in exegesis and criticism. Thus DV is a synthesis of enormous significance :the text binds together loyolty to church tradition with the yes to critical science, and there by once again opens the way for faith into the world today……(the dogmatic constituion a commentry joseph ratzinger)
DV responds to principal queries that the Christian can pose, or others question
us about the Faith: How does God speak and respond to us and how do we know it is God? How do we recognize that the sacred Scriptures are more than mere ancient scripts? Whatever we find in Scripture , is it true? Why there are so many ambiguities and contradictions in the Scripture? Why do we still follow the Old Testament, as it depicts, God is fearful and a God of war and punishment which is opposite to God of love revealed by Jesus? Did Jesus Christ say and do that? Doesn’t it seem that Protestants give more importance to bible than the Catho...
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...the bible were inspired by the holy sprit in their word and actions,not only the holy catholic church leaders inspired by the holy sprit when they selected which books to include in the biblical canon. But the holy sprit was present in all the phases of the process. Every part of Scripture, down to the last detail,was eqally inspired by God,who is a principal author moved the human author to write to write what he intended.tat inspiratuion necessariy meant that Scripture was entirely free from error in both religious and secular matters-in qualibetre religiosa vel profana .vatican 2…………
Interpretation involves insight into historical exploration,textual analysis, understanding customs and traditions, sciences and knowing the purpose the text served to its early audience. Interpretation must be about faithfulness to true revelation if it is to bear the proper fruit.
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