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This new edition includes an additional chapter on covenant fulfillment in the Book of Revelation. Bergsma brings to his theology a combination of academic expertise, pastoral wisdom, and unique playfulness.

Author: John Bergsma

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 9781594713477

Category: Religion

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John Bergsma’s popular Bible Basics for Catholics, which has sold more than 60,000 copies, offers readers an accessible vision of salvation history as it unfolds in the Bible, showing readers how the Bible points us to the saving life and work of Jesus. This new edition includes an additional chapter on covenant fulfillment in the Book of Revelation. Bergsma brings to his theology a combination of academic expertise, pastoral wisdom, and unique playfulness. Bible Basics for Catholics is based on Bergsma’s popular Introduction to Theology course at Steubenville. As a teacher, Bergsma has an uncanny ability to make complex ideas understandable and faith-inspiring while staying true to both Catholic teaching and biblical scholarship. Readers will begin to see the Christian understanding of salvation by walking through the Old Testament, going through the great stories of Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Moses, the great kings and prophets of Israel, and culminating in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
2015-10-02 By John Bergsma

Finally, “the beloved apostle” St. John draws us in to the unsurpassed beauty of the fourth gospel, as well as the most mysterious book of the New Testament: the book of Revelation.

Author: John Bergsma

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 9781594715839

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Award-winning author and theology professor John Bergsma follows up his popular Bible Basics for Catholics—which has sold more than 60,000 copies—with a more in-depth look at the New Testament. Using simple illustrations and the same clear, conversational style that characterized his earlier book, Bergsma introduces four of the most important writers in the New Testament: Matthew, Luke, Paul, and John. With humor and simple illustrations, theology professor John Bergsma focuses on Matthew, Luke, Paul, and John, whose writings comprise about 90 percent of the New Testament. The gospel of Matthew, written for Jewish Christians, illuminates the life and teachings of Christ as the long-promised Messiah. In Luke's gospel, readers will delve into the infancy and Triduum narratives, as well as the Acts of the Apostles and the life of the early Church. This leads the reader to discover St. Paul and his first and arguably greatest theological treatise: Romans. Finally, “the beloved apostle” St. John draws us in to the unsurpassed beauty of the fourth gospel, as well as the most mysterious book of the New Testament: the book of Revelation. A concluding chapter offers suggestions for further study. Intended as an introductory work for those who are new to scripture study, New Testament Basics for Catholics does not aspire to be a comprehensive guide to all twenty-seven books of the New Testament, but is intended to lay the foundation for a lifetime of scripture reading.
2015-10-02 By John Bergsma

In Psalm Basics for Catholics, John Bergsma introduces us to King David, the story of Israel, and the salvation of the Jewish people through the coming of Jesus.

Author: John Bergsma

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 9781594717949

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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In his third back-to-basics look at the Bible, popular theology professor and bestselling Catholic author and speaker John Bergsma highlights the presence of Jesus in the psalms and helps us understand their meaning in light of the story of salvation. Bergsma employs the same conversational style and simple illustrations found in Bible Basics for Catholics and New Testament Basics for Catholics to help bridge the gap between the world of contemporary Catholics and the ancient world of the Bible. In Psalm Basics for Catholics, John Bergsma introduces us to King David, the story of Israel, and the salvation of the Jewish people through the coming of Jesus. For more than two thousand years, Christians have sung, chanted, and prayed the psalms, a practice of worship inherited from our Jewish ancestors in faith. Whether prayed during Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours, or in personal reflection, these ancient hymns continue to be a guiding light for Catholics. Yet rarely do we step back and look at how the psalms fit into the story of salvation revealed in the Bible the way Bergsma does here. Bergsma also addresses common questions about the psalms, including Do the psalms really predict Jesus? What do we make of the so-called curse psalms? Why do we pray the psalms in the Liturgy of the Hours? How do I read and pray the psalms? Bergsma's insightful, practical examination of the psalms helps Catholics see how their promise is fulfilled in Christ.
2018-03-16 By John Bergsma

Unique among introductions, this volume places the Old Testament in its liturgical context, showing how its passages are employed in the current Lectionary used at Mass.

Author: Brant Pitre, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781586177225

Category: Bibles

Page: 750

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Although many Catholics are familiar with the four Gospels and other writings of the New Testament, for most, reading the Old Testament is like walking into a foreign land. Who wrote these forty-six books? When were they written? Why were they written? What are we to make of their laws, stories, histories, and prophecies? Should the Old Testament be read by itself or in light of the New Testament? John Bergsma and Brant Pitre offer readable in-depth answers to these questions as they introduce each book of the Old Testament. They not only examine the literature from a historical and cultural perspective but also interpret it theologically, drawing on the New Testament and the faith of the Catholic Church. Unique among introductions, this volume places the Old Testament in its liturgical context, showing how its passages are employed in the current Lectionary used at Mass. Accessible to nonexperts, this thorough and up-to-date introduction to the Old Testament can serve as an idea textbook for biblical studies. Its unique approach, along with its maps, illustrations, and other reference materials, makes it a valuable resource for seminarians, priests, Scripture scholars, theologians, and catechists, as well as anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Bible.
2018-07-12 By Brant Pitre, Ph.D.

Here is a book that explains the kerygma—the proclamation of the gospel—in a simple way. Dr. Bergsma, a professor at Franciscan University and noted biblical scholar, uses both words and illustrations to tell the story of the Bible.

Author: John Bergsma

Publisher: The Word Among Us Press

ISBN: 9781593254940

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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How many times have you wanted to convey to someone the joy and excitement of the basic gospel message—but stumbled in the process? Here is a book that explains the kerygma—the proclamation of the gospel—in a simple way. Dr. Bergsma, a professor at Franciscan University and noted biblical scholar, uses both words and illustrations to tell the story of the Bible. In this short book, he brings the gospel to life for believers and nonbelievers alike. Readers will want to buy multiple copies of this book to give away to friends and family so that they can truly understand the amazing good news of what God has done for us in Christ Jesus.
2017-07-03 By John Bergsma

?Bible Basics: A Catholic Approach to the Bible,? ?Evaluating Fundamentalism,? and ?A Catholic Response to Fundamentalism.??This is a very helpful and appropriate work for anyone living in our pluralistic society.

Author: Ronald D. Witherup

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814627226

Category: Religion

Page: 90

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2002 Catholic Press Association Award Winner One of the most significant changes initiated by the Second Vatican Council was the direct encouragement for Catholics to rediscover the Bible. Unfortunately, education has lagged behind Catholic interest in exploring the Bible and its mysteries. Consequently, vital questions, including how to read and interpret the Bible, remain unanswered for many Christians. In Biblical Fundamentalism, Father Ronald Witherup offers Catholics a guide to the questions that arise when they desire to use the good book" in their personal lives. Father Witherup provides an overview of the origins, history, basic tenets, and problems with biblical fundamentalism and its influence in contemporary culture. He summarizes Catholic teaching on the Bible and points out both the strengths and the weaknesses in the fundamentalist approach to the Bible. He also provides a concise but thorough response to questions that Catholics have about fundamentalism and discusses resources for further study. Biblical Fundamentalism is divided into five chapters. The first chapter explains the historical origins of Christian biblical fundamentalism and why it is a uniquely American phenomenon. The second chapter outlines the main tenets of fundamentalist faith and how it approached the Bible. The third chapter does the same for the Catholic faith. The fourth chapter explores why biblical fundamentalism is attractive in our day and offers a critique of it. Finally, the fifth chapter imparts some practical advice about how to fashion a sensible (and courteous) Catholic response to fundamentalism. Chapters are *The Origins of Biblical Fundamentalism, - *Bible Basics: A Fundamentalist Approach to the Bible, - *Bible Basics: A Catholic Approach to the Bible, - *Evaluating Fundamentalism, - and *A Catholic Response to Fundamentalism. - Ronald D. Witherup, SS, PhD, is Provincial of the U.S. Province of Supicians and former academic professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, California. He holds a doctorate in biblical studies from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He is the author of Conversion in the New Testament, a liturgist's Guide to Inclusive Language, and is a contributor to The Collegeville Pastoral Dictionary of Biblical Theology. "

Full-text Scriptural references and commentary for nearly 70 essential doctrines of the Catholic Faith Essays on how the canon of Scripture was established.

Author: Steve Kellmeyer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1930314000

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Bible Basics is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the scriptural evidence for Catholic teaching. It provides full-text biblical references and commentary for 70 essential doctrines of the Catholic faith and explains the canon of Scripture.
2000-01-01 By Steve Kellmeyer

"The Complete Book of Bible Basics" introduces you to more than 1,200 key people, places, events, and facts about the Bible and the church in a friendly, easy-to-use format the whole family will enjoy.

Author: Mark D. Taylor

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414301693

Category: Religion

Page: 390

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An introduction to the Bible features information on more than 1,200 key people, places, events, and facts about the Bible and the church, including a quick synopsis of every book, introductions to the major characters of the Old and New Testaments, a time line showing the complete history of the Christian church, explanations of key words and phrases from scripture, accompanying maps, and more.
2005 By Mark D. Taylor

RECOMMENDED READING Sources about the Bible Bergsma, John. Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History. Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, ...

Author: Scott Hahn

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781645851011

Category: Religion

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What is wrong with Scripture scholarship today? Why is it that the last place one should go to study the Bible is a biblical studies program at virtually any university? Why are so many faithful priests and pastors, and the people in their pews, unaware of the centuries-long effort to turn the sacred Word of God into just another secular text? In The Decline and Fall of Sacred Scripture: How the Bible Became a Secular Book, authors Scott Hahn and Benjamin Wiker trace the various malformations of Scripture scholarship that have led to a devastating loss of trust in the inspired Word of God. From the Reformation to the Enlightenment and beyond, Hahn and Wiker sketch the revolutions and radical figures that led to the emergence of the historical-critical method and the pervasive ill effects that are still being felt today.
2021-05-07 By Scott Hahn

Bible Resources Two books I recommend for that overview prior to opening up the Bible are Bible Basics forforfor CatholicsCatholicsCatholics by John Bergsma ...

Author: Michael C. Hasychak

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781684706235

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Integrating the Catholic Faith and Work Peter M. Smudde ... by Bishop Robert Barron Bible Basics for Catholics by John Bergsma Living the Catholic Life by ...

Author: Peter M. Smudde

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000399714

Category: Business & Economics

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In Faithful Careers Peter M. Smudde contends that God calls us to live an "integrated life" that unifies both the spiritual and the secular aspects of life. As an introduction to integrating the Catholic faith with one’s work, this book answers, in the Catholic context, basic questions of what work is, why work is important, who we are as workers, how may we have fruitful careers, where may we find help about faith-work integration, and when we should take next steps toward better integrating our work and the Catholic faith. Smudde demonstrates how the Catholic faith truly does apply to our labor, and that our lives depend on that labor, by putting forth particular matters of the faith that pertain to faithful careers. He then puts into real-world context, pertinent teachings, concepts, principles, practices, and other means the Catholic Church provides for us, so that those lessons can be practically applied on a daily basis. Sources such as the Bible and writings of the saints, popes, contemporary Catholic spiritual writers, apologists, and scholars are applied to strengthen the support made about the book’s content. Catholic professionals at all stages of their careers will welcome this insightful book, which explores the call to put spirituality in the foreground—to obtain ever-deeper faith and, thereby, greater integration of faith in everyday life and career.
2021-07-05 By Peter M. Smudde

Catholic writings even admit to this change and Catholic doctrine claims that they have the authority to change this and any other scriptures that the Pope ...

Author: Dawn Hagedorn

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329579774

Category: Religion

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Biblical answers to healing. What does the Holy Bible have to say about healing and disease for God's people? Does God still heal His people today? Filled with scriptures that answer these questions and many more. If you are sick or have a sick loved one this book is a must read. If you just want to live a healthier and more God empowered life, this book is also for you. Learn who our Savior really is and what He promises about healing to those that belong to Him!
2016-11-16 By Dawn Hagedorn

Kellmeyer , Steven Bible Basics ( Basilica Press , 2000 ) A complete reference on Biblical foundations for six dozen Catholic doctrines . Bible Basics is an ...

Author: Paul Nowak

Publisher: R.A.G.E. Media

ISBN: 097722340X

Category: Religion

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Guerrilla Apologetics for Catholics describes a question-based, assertive method of apologetics. It is designed to turn debates on religious beleifs into productive dialog, coaching Catholics on how to level the playing field and ask questions, instead of only answering questions defensively.
2005-08 By Paul Nowak

All this underlines the need for a fundamental acceptance of the Bible as God's ... for personal Bible Catholicism by the Pope and reading - in the past, ...

Author: Duncan Heaster

Publisher: duncan heaster

ISBN: 9781874508007

Category: Bible

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2001 By Duncan Heaster

... for four years before entering the Catholic Church in 2001 while pursuing ... Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History (Ave Maria ...

Author: Faculty Awards

Publisher: River Publishers

ISBN: 9788793379008

Category: Art

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FacultyAwards.org is the first and only university awards program in the United States based on faculty peer evaluation. Faculty Awards was created to recognize outstanding faculty members (as viewed by their Faculty peers) at colleges and universities across the United States. Faculty members voted through the 2014-2015 academic year for their peers at their academic departments and schools within a number of categories. Access to FacultyAwards.org to nominate and vote for Faculty was limited to university professors or faculty members at accredited U.S. institution of higher education. Faculty members were nominated and voted for by other faculty members in their own academic departments and schools. We strove to maintain an accurate peer-review process. Voting was not open to students or the public at large. In addition, faculty members voted for educators only at their own college or university. Winners for the 2014-2015 academic year, in all departments and colleges across U.S. institutions of higher education were announced in March 2015 and are permanently archived at FacultyAwards.org, as well as recognized in this 2015 print edition of the Faculty Awards Compendium. For the academic year 2014-2015 votes were cast to nominate and vote for Faculty members, and no self-voting was allowed, to assure the integrity of the whole process. This volume of the Faculty Awards Compendium includes Faculty awardees within Fine Arts, Humanities, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Disciplines for the 2014-2015 academic year. A total of 1608 winning Faculty members in 584 higher education institutions were determined after tallying the votes. We would like to thank all Faculty members who participated in the voting process and to wish all the Faculty awardees continued success in their academic endeavors. We look forward to resuming the voting process for the 2015-2016 academic year awards.
2015-11-30 By Faculty Awards

JOHN BERSGMA Author of Bible Basics for Catholics “Edward Sri has moved us beyond the typical modern limitations in reading Matthew.

Author: Edward P. Sri

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781645850021

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Much has been said about why Jesus died. This book focuses on why Jesus lived. God with Us: Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew shows that Jesus didn’t just come to be our teacher, a miracle work or prophet, or even just Israel’s savior and redeemer. Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us. Notable Scripture scholar Edward Sri leads readers on a faithful exploration of Jesus’s kingdom-building mission and how it revealed God presence, which remains with us today. Helpful discussion questions are provided for personal and group study. This newly expanded edition of the study originally titled The Mystery of the Kingdom: On the Gospel of Matthew is an outstanding introduction to the first gospel.
2019-11-01 By Edward P. Sri

And for us too, the possession of the ultimate Truth of the basic Gospel means a ... There are many ex-Catholics, ex-atheists, ex-trinitarians etc. who will ...

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Publisher: duncan heaster

ISBN: 9788187409007

Category: Bible

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But for that to happen, we need to teach the Scriptures in seminaries in a different ... Bible Basics for Catholics (Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2015).

Author: John Bergsma

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781645851271

Category: Religion

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The Catholic Lectionary guides us through the liturgical year, presenting Old and New Testament readings that together reveal God’s unfolding plan for our salvation. In The Word of the Lord: Reflections on the Mass Readings for Solemnities and Feasts, biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma provides commentary alongside each celebration’s readings. Whether you are a homilist seeking insight into the meaning of difficult scriptural passages or a Catholic desiring a deepened understanding of the readings you hear at Mass, The Word of the Lord serves as an invaluable guide. This volume includes commentaries for liturgies that utilize the same readings across Cycles A, B, and C for The Season of Christmas The Season of Lent The Sacred Triduum The Season of Easter And Solemnities and Feasts of the Lord and His Saints Series Description The Lectionary guides our reading of Scripture through the liturgical year, presenting Old and New Testament readings that together reveal God’s unfolding plan for our salvation. In The Word of the Lord series, biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma provides commentary on each Sunday’s selection of readings. Whether you are a homilist seeking insight into the meaning of difficult scriptural passages or a Catholic desiring a deepened understanding of the readings you hear at Mass, The Word of the Lord series is an invaluable guide.
2021-06-24 By John Bergsma

Ines Murzaku Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Catholic ... John Bergsma Author of Bible Basics for Catholics LIFE-CHANGING QUESTIONS FROM ...

Author: Allan F. Wright

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 9781594716768

Category: Religion

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There's nothing quite like a pointed question to elicit an honest answer. Jesus used questions throughout his ministry, not to find out something he didn't know, but to probe into people's deepest, most unsettled spaces. Biblical scholar and retreat leader Allan F. Wright organizes twenty-five questions Jesus asked into five spiritual stages that will lead you on the road to discipleship. In the gospels, Jesus frequently asked his followers and enemies tough questions like "Why are you anxious?" "Do you believe this?" and "Why do you doubt?" In 25 Life-Changing Questions from the Gospels, you will see that you are no different from those Jesus questioned—a grieving sister, a fearful friend, an incessant doubter. And you'll learn that his questions—and the issues that they raise—are just as relevant and life-changing to Catholics today as they were to Jesus' first followers. Educator and author Allan F. Wright will lead you through five stages of spiritual development—from spiritual seeker to faithful disciple of Christ—so that you can become better able embrace and share the life-giving power Jesus offers. You will come away recognizing Jesus for the wise teacher that he was and as the God who loves you still.
2016-12-05 By Allan F. Wright

BIBLE BASICS FOR EVERYONE TEN OF THE MOST POPULAR BIBLE TRANSLATIONS 1. ... The ]erusalem Bihle (1966) is a modern Catholic translation.

Author: Terry Glaspey

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736957335

Category: Religion

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Getting the most out of Bible reading time just got easier. This handy guide is small in size but big on information. Author Terry Glaspey addresses the top questions people have about the Bible, presents a 90–day reading plan, and eases the intimidation factor as he shares verses for comfort, peace, and grace 7 ways Scripture helps us know God a 5–minute synopsis of the entire Bible 8 tools to get the most out of each reading 66 one–page summaries of each book of the Bible For avid Bible readers or those curious about the bestselling book of all time, this portable resource opens up the wonder, power, and message of the Bible in new ways.
2013-07-01 By Terry Glaspey

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