Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Actual Student Footnote

I just ran across the following footnote in a student paper. After citing a biblical text the author provided this bibliographic information, being sure to cite the author:
Holy Spirit. The New American Bible. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Catholic World Press, 1970.
I read it, smiled, and simply wrote, "Amen." (It would have been easier for me to do so had it not been the New American Bible!)

5 comments:

Jeffrey Pinyan said...

Hey, if the student can still say with a straight face that the Holy Spirit is the author of Sacred Scripture (after reading the introductory notes in the NAB), then DEO GRATIAS!

Anonymous said...

I would have deducted a mark for an incomplete citation since he didn't also include the name of the human author (Dei Verbum, paragraph 11).

And yes, I'm mean like that :-D

Timothy said...

While the NAB is not as precise as the RSV, at least they translate 'Amen' literally in the 'Amen, Amen I say to you...' sayings in the Gospels. A hardy Amen to that! :)

T said...

That is awesome! =)

Moonshadow said...

Whoa, saying the translation's inspired? I think I'd take off a point ... as much as I prefer the NAB to your other English Bibles.

(the picture works for people? Angel == Holy Spirit? Doesn't work for me. Too muse-like, no offense.)