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What facts determine which Bible translation should be chosen?

Is it correct that there are different English translations of the Bible? And different publishers, different editions, or prints? Yes. Even normal books sometimes have multiple editions. Books which ...
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Does the Catholic Church have a list of Good Books?

Yes. They're called the Biblical Canon. The books of the Holy Bible were originally a number of separate documents that the Church leadership officially agreed to be the authoritative collection of ...
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Find Bible passages by keyword/ topic

Much to my surprise, when I keyed in the word ‘equilibrium’ into a Christian web site I frequently use, it came up with an article about ‘punctuated equilibrium’: https://www.gotquestions.org/...
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What facts determine which Bible translation should be chosen?

Originally, the Bible was written in the common language of the people at that time. With regard to English translations, there is a bewildering array to choose from! Choosing a Bible translation ...
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Help interpreting a Christian allusion in Willa Cather's 'One of Ours'

My non-authoritative interpretation is that this is a preacher that takes pride in his righteousness, including forbidding alcohol at weddings. Then, when he thought about the similar situation in ...
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Does the Catholic Church have a list of Good Books?

All the best works written by the Doctors of the Church are certainly recommended, as one must teach in some fashion for the Church to declare a saint a doctor. Popes have praised books in magisterial ...
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Does the Catholic Church have a list of Good Books?

There is no official recommended great Catholic books list from the Vatican. But that said, several Catholic websites give the faithful a great list of Catholic books recommended for reading. The ...
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What facts determine which Bible translation should be chosen?

My aim for this answer is to be applicable to ALL Christian denominations and theologies on offer today, so it can be a starting point for you to choose. I also aim for objectivity by limiting myself ...
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Why is C. S. Lewis so often recommended by Catholic websites?

Lewis was so close to being Catholic, and he was heavily influenced by the devoutly Catholic Tolkien. He's also just about the most Catholic protestant who ever lived. He embraced the validity of tons ...
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Books on Patristics

Bardenhewer's "Patrology" is in my opinion the best introduction to the Church Fathers that is freely available online. It's dense and long but gives a complete account of all the known ...
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Find Bible passages by keyword/ topic

A simple approach that may yield fruit is to combine a direct Bible search tool such as Biblegateway.com with keyword synonyms sourced from either a dictionary or a thesaurus.
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Could you suggest me some books about Catholic apologetics?

I'll just add two of my favorite books on Catholic Apologetics and set this as a Community Wiki so everyone can chime in. Everlasting Man by G.K. Chesterton This is the the book that inspired C.S. ...
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What are good books on humility by major scholars or priests?

One book I have which I recommend is based on the supreme example of a humble man of whom it was written nearly 2,000 years ago: "But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of ...
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Would this book be considered a relic of S.D. John A. Hardon, S.J.?

Would This Book be Considered a Relic of S.D. John A. Hardon, SJ? The short answer is no. First of to be considered a relic the individual must be beatified. To treat something as a relic before this ...
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Does the Catholic Church have a list of Good Books?

The Catholic Church has a concept of an imprimatur ("let it be printed"), an approval granted to a book by a bishop. The following text often accompanies an imprimatur: The nihil obstat and ...
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Find Bible passages by keyword/ topic

OpenBible.info's Topical Bible is one such resource.
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Help interpreting a Christian allusion in Willa Cather's 'One of Ours'

The idea is contrasting their current attitude toward alcohol versus Christ's action in creating alcohol at the wedding in Cana. It is the false idea that abstaining from alcohol makes one more purer,...
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What facts determine which Bible translation should be chosen?

There are many English translations. Many of them are available online free at Bible Gateway. What you find on the cover can range from "Holy Bible" to "New International Version" ...
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What facts determine which Bible translation should be chosen?

There are several established English translations of the Bible. These are sometimes called "versions" or "editions". I disagree with this, because usually people who translate the ...
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What are good books on humility by major scholars or priests?

Humility of Heart by the Capuchin priest Cajetan Mary da Bergamo (1660-1753)
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Could you suggest me some books about Catholic apologetics?

The Principles of Catholic Apologetics by Fr. T. J. Walshe God: His Existence and His Nature: A Thomistic Solution of Certain Agnostic Antinomies by Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P.
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What information is contained in series of books called "The Papal Teachings" by The Benedictine Monks of Solesmes?

What information is contained in series of books called "The Papal Teachings" by The Benedictine Monks of Solesmes? This series of books are a gathering of papal teachings by the Teaching ...
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What information is contained in series of books called "The Papal Teachings" by The Benedictine Monks of Solesmes?

They're collections of magisterial documents from various popes. Some are available in e-book format: The Church (1962) The Liturgy (1962) Matrimony (1963)
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Books of the New Testament for Greeks

The New Testament The entire New Testament, with the possible exception of the Gospel of Matthew, was originally written in Greek, and intended to address a Greek-speaking audience. Of course, the ...
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What is a good beginner reading-level Bible book for adults?

I love the New International Version for easier reading.. Or even the New KIng James is better than the old using ye olde englishe :) Or the "Good News Bible" may be even better! I also love, even as ...
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