Reading the Bible Today

How do modern-day Christians relate to the Bible? Dr. André Gagné, assistant professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia University, addressed this question for Hi Fi.

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Protestant versus Catholic Bibles

It's funny how, in this day of emails that can fly around the globe in an instant, we often remain surprisingly disconnected from the neighbours in our own backyard. Right here in Quebec, Catholics and Protestants who have lived side by side for generations can sometimes be out of touch with basic facts about each other's faith.

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How Do Bibles Take Shape?

A Bible is not just one book. Rather, it is a selection of books, much like a library, which (to complicate matters!) varies from one faith group to another, so that wemust speak of "Bibles" in the plural. Hence, today we have Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Bibles, to name the main ones, which took shape over centuries.

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How to Venture Into the Bible?

If you are approaching the Bible in a Christian faith perspective, start with the New Testament. Notice its references to the Old Testament. These are clues of how first-century Christians interpreted the Jewish scriptures in light of their experience of Jesus Christ.

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Why Read the Bible With Others?

Nathalie is 28 years old. For the past eight years she has been meeting regularly with a group of young adults to read the Bible. She describes the evolution of her relationship to the Bible, and the advantages of group reading.

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