The Word of God at Vatican II—Study Set

The Word of God at Vatican II—Study Set

Commentary Author: Ronald Witherup; Study Guide Author: Catherine Upchurch

ISBN: 9780814636688, 3668
Publication Date: 06/12/2014


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Did you ever wonder how the Bible became such an essential part of being a Catholic in our Day? Dei Verbum—The Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation—remains one of the foundational teachings of the Second Vatican Council. Discover how this teaching helped to move the Bible into the heart of parish faith formation, and continues to direct our efforts in liturgy, education, and spirituality. Appropriate for all parish adult faith formation efforts, Bible study groups, and diocesan education programs.

Ronald D. Witherup, SS, is Superior General of the Sulpicians, an order of diocesan priests dedicated to initial and ongoing formation of priests. He holds a doctorate in biblical studies and is the author of numerous books and articles on scripture, including, Gold Tested in Fire A New Pentecost for the Catholic Priesthood, and Biblical Fundamentalism, What Every Catholic Should Know, both published by Liturgical Press. He is also the New Testament editor of the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible.

This simplified 4 week study requires no video or audio lectures. There is no introductory session, either, so participants should be encouraged to obtain their study sets ahead of time and come prepared to discuss Lesson One at their first gathering. The Study Set, however, is similar to study sets found in almost any other Little Rock Scripture Study. It consists of a commentary, The Word of God at Vatican II: Exploring Dei Verbum, written by Ronald D. Witherup, SS (Liturgical Press, 2014) and a Study Guide. The commentary includes a translation of the document Dei Verbum, also known as The Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, along with background information and insightful commentary. The Study Guide is written by Catherine Upchurch, with 18 questions for each of the 4 lessons.

Weekly Lessons
Lesson 1—A brief history of Dei Verbum
Lesson 2—Dei Verbum, paragraphs 1–13
Lesson 3—Dei Verbum, paragraphs 14–26
Lesson 4—Ongoing interpretation and the fruits of Dei Verbum
Father Ronald Witherup, PSS, has done a valuable service for priests, pastoral ministers, catechists and the church in general with the publication of The Word of God at Vatican II: Exploring Dei Verbum. . . . Accompanying the volume is The Word of God at Vatican II Study Guide developed by Little Rock Scripture Study. The [study] guide has four sessions and is a fine resource for adult faith formation classes, RCIA, Bible study groups and diocesan education programs.