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The Way Catholics Use Scripture: Pope Benedict's Verbum Domini

Pope Benedict’s Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini is a goldmine for Catholics who are looking to use the Sacred Scriptures better. This independent study course will work systematically through the exhortation that Pope Benedict has conveniently divided into three parts: (1) The Word of God; (2) The Word in the Church; (3) The Word in the World. Those who complete this course should clearly understand and be able to explain how the Scriptures fit into the Church community and allow God to speak to them; how lay people are to use Scripture based on the Church’s use of the Scriptures in various contexts; and how to integrate the Scriptures into daily life so that the fundamental values of the Bible will stimulate the transformation of culture.