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25. How to Read the Bible

Joseph Ralph OP

JOSEPH RALPH OP: is a member of the Dominican community in Newry and director of the Lectio Divina Centre (www.lectio.

Kieran O’Mahony, OSA

Member of the Order of St Augustine and a Scripture scholar. At present, he is employed by the Archdiocese of Dublin, promoting the biblical ministry in parishes and among those involved in ministry. His books include What Does The Bible Say About The Stranger, Do We Still Need St Paul? and Speaking from within: towards better preaching.


8 March-12 April

10:30-12.00 noon We will look at four contemporary biblical methodologies: narrative, canonical, rhetorical and liberationist. Each approach has its own set of questions and criteria, leading to new interpretations. The strengths and weaknesses of each approach will be evaluated. Guided reading will be provided in the handouts. An introduction to the traditional method of Lectio Divina will round off the module.

€65 (6 weeks)

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