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!)


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! :)

Peregrinus 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.)