One New Testament book is reserved for Easter Day and the following fifty days until Pentecost, and is never otherwise read publicly in Catholic Sunday or weekday liturgies: the Acts of the Apostles.
30 May: The mystagogical question that Jesus asks the sons of Zebedee is important: 'Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptised with the baptism that I am baptised with?' (Mark 10:38)
Biblical scholar Nicholas King SJ uses St Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians to demonstrate that even the early Christians struggled to live as a united Church.
How can we take direction from the Bible in our social justice efforts? Dominik Markl looks at how the Old & New Testaments lay foundations on which we can build a perfect community of love.
Are there encounters between Jesus and his disciples that may actually have taken place after the resurrection, even if the context in which they are placed by the evangelists suggests otherwise?
Familiar as the words of the Sermon of the Mount may be, the standards that it sets for Christian living continue to pose a radical challenge to followers of Christ.
How can the structure of the sermon help us to understand what Jesus wants to tell his disciples? And what are we to make of the new righteousness to which Jesus is calling his followers?
This month marks 400 years since the publication of the King James Version of the Bible, for which much admiration has been expressed in this, its anniversary year. But just how much has it contributed to Christian theology and the English language? Scripture scholar and translator, Nicholas King SJ describes the traditions and translations on which the King James Version drew, and clears up one or two misconceptions about the text
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