Thursday, June 16, 2011

Why We Chose "The Sacred Page" ("")

In conversations lately it has been revealed to me that some people have missed how cool the title of this website is. I have to explain it in case others have missed it. Indeed, I'm still stunned that the domain was available.

Yes, the title "The Sacred Page" works well for this blog because it is a term used for Scripture in Christian tradition and this is a blog about biblical studies. In particular, as explained under the mast above, the title is meant to echo Dei Verbum 24, a passage from the Second Vatican Council that speaks of the need for Scripture to remain the "soul" of theology.

But "The Sacred Page" also works as a title for a website devoted to Scripture study because the term "page" is also used for a website, e.g., your "homepage". However, as I always explain, the title is a reference to Scripture, not so much for this website (the authors here do not consider themselves "sacred authors" or, in any way, "inspired"--though John is quite inspiring!).

Just thought I'd point that out.


Restless Pilgrim said...

Our young adult group was reading though Dei Verbum a few months ago. As I was preparing the study I came across that section of the document - I got very excitable. Unfortunately I was in Starbucks at the time... :-/

Unknown said...

I think The Sacred Page is a perfect name for this site. I use your articles, with links :-), frequently on my site.

Unknown said...

In case you're curious it is

Unknown said...

Thank you! So cool. And thanks for all you do and all you write. Christendom is richer because of y'all. :)