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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 documents on their faith.


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I don't know for sure who the Pope meant, since he did not give very many clues, but I think he was referring to Antonio Rosmini-Serbati (1797-1855). His writings criticising the church were placed on the Index during his lifetime, but he was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007. The biography fits the way that Pope Francis describes events, with the ...


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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/punctuated-equilibrium.html Another article I found was on DNA – not that you will find anything in the Bible specific to ‘deoxyribonucleic acid’. The article ...


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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 Cana, he remembered that Jesus had produced alcoholic drink for the wedding guests. The preacher knew his actions proved himself to be more righteous than Jesus, ...


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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 documents, too, for example: St. Thomas Aquinas's works, esp. his Summa Theologica Pope Leo XIII summarizes several popes' testimonies regarding St. Thomas ...


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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 following is a small sampling only: 50 Books Every Catholic Should Read Best Catholic Books of All-Time Intellectual Catholic Book List Catholic Classics ...


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From the table of contents of the book you linked to*, the 19 are: The Apostolic Gift Prophecy Evangelism Shepherding Teaching Exhortation Knowledge Wisdom Helps Hospitality Giving Government Showing Mercy Faith Discernment Miracles Healing Tongues Interpretation *To see the list yourself, click on the link to the amazon product listing, click the book ...


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When you think about it, this question is based on circular reasoning. Is there Biblical support for basing your beliefs on those who've come before? The Bible authors "came before." So lets imagine that there's an imaginary Bible verse that says: Thou shalt base thine opinions on those whom came before. 2 Chemicals 8:15 Who wrote 2 Chemicals? ...


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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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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 of Catholic teachings that protestants generally reject outright. As for why he gets more recommendations, perhaps he was more prolific in the kinds of ...


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The extra biblical texts could be compared with a sermon. Just like a good pastor or sermon doesn't teach from their own knowledge or wisdom but teaches the Scriptures, a good christian text teaches and explain the Scriptures. The purpose of such kind of literature isn't to add to the words of the Scriptures, but explain them and apply them. If a text adds ...


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I don't really think this question is on-topic for this site, since it's not about Christianity. It's probably not really on topic on any SE site, since it's just a discussion topic, and the only authoritative source for an answer died 49 years 11 months ago today. Having said that, I think the best answer I can provide to your question: When he said '...


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This book imitates the Quran, or tries to imitate it, in order to answer the Quran. The translator, Anis Shorrosh is allegedly also the writer. He is an evangelical Christian. The ideology and theology of the book is based on the beliefs and ideas of this man, and his understanding of Christianity. The main idea of the book is to tell Christianity in a ...


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The standard book for catechesis before Vatican II in the United States was the Baltimore Catechism. It existed in several versions, some intended for younger children, some for older ones. The most complete version, intended for the teachers rather than the students, was a good reference for traditional Catholic doctrine in general. (I'm not sure whether ...


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Before I get to the point, I'm going to start with how we understand Scripture, even though your question is not about an exact phrase found in Scripture, because it sets a principle for understanding literature that is common not just to Biblical studies, but to other texts as well. Next, I'm going to preface this with an honest "We really don't know, we ...


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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, or superior, to others, including Christ. They used grape-juice, but Christ used alcoholic wine. The two men go to the cellar to drink alcohol in secret, ...


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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 imprimatur are declarations that a book or pamphlet is free of doctrinal or moral error. No implication is contained therein that those who have granted the nihil ...


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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 writers, their works, and significance. Also useful are Tixeront's "Manual of Patrology" and Stearns' "Manual of Patrology". You might also find ...


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OpenBible.info's Topical Bible is one such resource.


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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 Magisterium of the Church’s official documents and reflections of various pope’s on various subjects. For example see the following: The Lay Apostolate; Papal ...


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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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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 entire Mediterranean world used Greek as a learned language and a language of international communication at the time. Some of the books do seem to be more aimed ...


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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 an adult, some of the Bibles for Children. And as far as sentence structure, would, I think, be good for beginning to learn good sentence structure. And some I'...


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I believe he is saying that God is a person who is full of happiness and goodness. Namely Love love for all mankind. He uses every experienced pleasure as an opportunity to give gratitude and contemplate the majesty of God. The God of all creation. As can be seen here: Adoration says, ‘What must be the quality of that Being whose far-off and ...


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Is there Biblical support for basing your beliefs on those who've come before? Yes. Think about how much the New Testament references the Old Testament -- all over the place! Here is just one of many sites that list New Testament references to Old Testament prophets. The same could be said of any Old Testament prophet who referenced a previous Old ...


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From CS Lewis's other writings on the nature of God specifically, and the numinous more generally, this phrase likely means to suggest your last idea, "full clarity of what we sense". It may be so far beyond us that we literally cannot know what it means, or what it is, despite having ourselves just experienced it. Lewis often refers to the difficulty we ...


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