Monday, February 27, 2012

Fr. Barron and Dr. Scott Hahn discuss Modernity, the Bible and Theology

1 comment:

Nathaniel M. Campbell said...

I've recently put a good deal of thought into the ways Creationism (and, indeed, all those who wish to oppose science and faith) abuse Scripture. While the fundamental literalism with which Creationism reads the Bible does, at least, adhere to the principles of divine authorship and inner consistency, the principle it fatally rejects is the "cryptic" nature of the Word.

The right theologian approaches the Bible in awe because of how much more it is than just human words. Every word of scripture reveals in its ontological complexity the super-reality of God Made Man. Holy Scripture transcends the textures of human composition by as far as God the Infinite Creator transcends His finite creation. Yet, when Christ the Word became a human being, He made that Word of God a bridge between the infinite and finite. Thus, in every word of the Bible we find the depth and height by which we climb from mere creatures to Sons of God.

For more of my thoughts on this (which are still fetal), see my blog, Fides Quaerens Intellectum, and especially my recent first post on the relationship between faith and science: "Can Faith and Science Coexist?"