While this priority of the pope is not something you'll hear much about in the mainstream media, make no mistake about it, this pontiff has been uniquely focused on calling the faithful to renew their faith in the Bible:
As I write this, I’m looking at the cover of one of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s books, now reissued under his papal name. The book is titled God’s Word, and the cover shows a photograph of the Holy Father.
He’s slightly off-center because he’s holding up the book of the Gospels — covering himself, as it were, with the word of God.
For me, that cover is emblematic of his pontificate thus far. His hallmark is the centrality of the word of God. That’s where he has kept our focus — not on fads or scandals or the world’s alarms. Christ, the Word Incarnate, is the solution to every world crisis. Pope Benedict has invited us, insistently and consistently, to encounter Christ in the word inspired, the sacred Scriptures
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Of course, here once again I want to mention Dr. Hahn's amazing new book on Pope Benedict's Biblical Theological vision. I've talked about it already here. I love it so much I'm now using it as one of the texts for my Biblical Hermeneutics course.