Thursday, February 23, 2006

Interview with Cardinal-designate Fr. Vanhoye

Yesterday I spoke a little bit about Pope Benedict's focus on the role of Scripture in doing theology. For those of you unfamiliar with the new Cardinal-designate (and for anybody else interested!), here is an interview with Fr. Vanhoye from First Things. In it he said:

"For exegetes the first task is to remember that Scripture is the soul of theology. With this awareness, one cannot limit one’s study of the biblical word to research that is exclusively historical or literary. It is necessary to get to the heart of the matter, to express the religious meaning of the text. If exegesis does not do this, theology cannot take Scripture as the soul of theology, since there would exist no proportion or affinity between the results of exegesis and the task of theological systematization."

(For more on Vanhoye check the post below on the new Cardinals.)

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