Today’s featured entry from the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science pages:
“On the prudence and openness in interpreting sacred Scripture, when biblical passages deal with our knowledge of nature” (CLICK HERE for it)
An excerpt on the book of Genesis, from Augustine of Hippo’s The Literal Meaning of Genesis. These passages from St. Augustine’s De Genesi ad litteram suggest how theologians should behave when different interpretations of sacred Scripture are possible in matter of our knowledge of nature. Prudence is recommended to avoid presenting specific readings, susceptible of further deepening, as if they were absolute and unquestionable. (CLICK HERE to continue).
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