Question of the Day for Monday, March 25, 2013
Allegories in the Bible
Q. Is it Catholic doctrine that the creation, the flood, etc., are all allegories, or are they factual?
A. Here’s a reply from Father Reginald Martin:
The New Dictionary of Theology (1987) remarks, “When one designates a divine communication ‘word of God,’ one is asserting that God does truly communicate with humankind … [and] that revelation … has been given human expression by humans.” This means that when we read Scripture, we must pay close attention to what the biblical text says, and how the author presents the message.
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