SUMMARY: DIVINO AFFLANTE SPIRITU (By Fortunatus Nnadi ([email protected] com) Inspired by the Holy Spirit, the Sacred Writers composed the bible which. Divino afflante spiritu: Pius XII: World War II and the Holocaust: In his Divino afflante spiritu (“With the Help of the Divine Spirit”; ), for example, he sanctioned. DIVINO AFFLANTE SPIRITU Encyclical of Pope pius xii concerning the advancement of biblical studies. The document is dated Sept. 30, , feast of St.
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Seeing that, in the yearwith the benign approval of Pius X of happy memory, “to the Benedictine monks had been committed the task of preparing the investigations and studies on which might be based a new edition of the Latin version of the Scripture, commonly called the Acflante the same Pontiff, Pius XI, wishing to consolidate more firmly and securely this “laborious and arduous enterprise,” which demands considerable time and great expense, founded in Rome and lavishly endowed with a library and other means of research, the monastery of St.
On the Catholic Interpretation of the Bible: Divino Afflante Spiritu
Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription. For whereas there arose new and serious difficulties and questions, from the wide-spread prejudices of rationalism and more especially from the discovery and investigation of the antiquities of the East, this same Our Predecessor, moved by zeal of the apostolic office, not only that such affkante excellent source of Catholic revelation might be more digino and abundantly available to the advantage of the Christian flock, but also agflante he might not suffer it to be in any way tainted, wished and most earnestly desired “to see an increase in the number of the approved and persevering laborers in the cause of Holy Scripture; and more especially that those whom Divine Grace has called to Holy Orders, should day-by-day, as their state demands, display greater diligence and industry in reading, meditating and explaining it.
Motu proprio Bibliorum scientiamApril 27, ; Acta Ap.
Encyclical of Pope pius spirituus concerning the advancement of biblical studies. And of no less importance is papyri which have contributed so much to the knowledge of the discovery and investigation, so frequent in our times, of letters and institutions, both public and private, especially of the time of Our Savior. They generally referred back to the source texts in Biblical HebrewBiblical Aramaic and Biblical Greek only to clarify the exact meaning of the Latin text.
In more recent times, however, since the divine origin and the correct interpretation of the Sacred Writings have been very specially called in question, the Church has with even greater zeal and care undertaken their defense and protection. Jerome himself, by means of which the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles are being so widely diffused, “that there is no Christian family any more without them and that all are accustomed to read and meditate them daily.
The introduction states that the occasion of the encyclical is the 50th anniversary of the biblical encyclical of Pope Leo XIIIprovidentissimus deus, and declares that afflsnte purpose of the document is to encourage in the most opportune way further developments in biblical studies.
The interpreters are therefore urged to endeavour to determine the peculiar characteristics and circumstance, the mentality, manner of reasoning and expression, as well as manner of narrating and writing of the ancient sacred writers. By the Apostolic Letter Vigilantiaepublished on October 30 in the yearhe founded a Council or Commission, as it is called, of eminent men, “whose duty it would be to procure by every means that the sacred texts may receive everywhere among us that more thorough exposition which the times demand, and be kept safe not only from every breath dibino error, but also from all inconsiderate opinions.
In that message Pius XII referred with gratification to the beneficial results of his encyclical of 15 years before. Let all the other sons of the Church bear in mind that the efforts of these resolute laborers in the vineyard of the Lord should be judged faflante only with equity and justice, but also divion the greatest charity; all moreover should abhor that intemperate zeal which imagines that whatever is new should for that very spiritua be opposed or suspected.
Doubtless all spiritual sense is not excluded from the Sacred Scripture. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. This is why he advises that the faithful should not lose courage when problems surface today, that they should be divvino knowing full well that new beginnings grow little by little and fruits are gathered after many labours.
Divino afflante spiritu
For instance, when a charge is made that the Bible contradicts some historical fact, the cause may actually be found in the particular linguistic expressions found in ancient culture. Augustine’s –  the Holy Spirit, Who spoke by them, did not intend to teach men these things – that is the essential nature of the things of the universe – things in no way profitable to salvation”; which principle “will apply to cognate sciences, and especially to history,” that is, by refuting, “in a somewhat similar way the fallacies of the adversaries and defending the historical truth of Sacred Scripture from their attacks.
There was a significant return in the Church to the scientific study of the Bible. As in our age, indeed new questions and new difficulties are multiplied, so, by God’s favor, new means and aids to exegesis are also provided.
The encyclical concludes with an assurance of liberty to Catholic Scripture scholars and with a request that the scholars be judged by all with the utmost charity.
We also, by this Encyclical Letter, desire to insure that the work may not only proceed without interruption, but may also daily become more perfect and fruitful; and to that end We are specially intent on pointing out to all what yet remains to be done, with what spirit the Catholic exegete should undertake, at the present day, so great and noble a work, and to give new incentive and fresh courage to the laborers who toil so strenuously in the vineyard of the Lord.
Biblical Interpretation since Divino afflante Spiritu – Oxford Handbooks
Sign in to annotate. Wherefore this authority of the Vulgate in matters of doctrine by no means prevents – nay rather today it almost demands spieitus either the corroboration and confirmation of this same doctrine by the original texts or the having recourse on any and every occasion to the aid of these same texts, by which the correct meaning of the Sacred Letters is everywhere daily made more clear and evident.
The qfflante in knowledge in these six areas in particular had already resulted in an increasing use, beforeof the scientific method by many Catholic exegetes, but at spiritks same time had caused hesitation on the part of some concerning the propriety of using scientific means to interpret Sacred Scripture. Following the founding, by Pope Leo XIII, of a counsel of eminent men whose duty was to spiritux that the sacred texts received thorough exposition and were kept safe, other Predecessors of Pope Pius XII made contributions to this regard.
The encyclical put a decisive end to the crisis of Catholic exegetes who had been encountering difficulties in presenting an exegesis at the same time scientific and orthodox. Pius XII noted that advances had been made in archaeology and historical research, which made it advisable to further define the study of the Bible. The Fathers afflante the Church in their time, especially Augustine, warmly recommended to the Catholic scholar, who undertook the investigation and explanation of the Sacred Scriptures, the study of eivino ancient languages and recourse to the original texts.
Indeed, Pius commends scholars in their use of the original languages Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine Greek to more accurately perceive the meaning of the original authors. November Learn how and when to remove this template message.
Let them favor therefore and lend help to those pious associations whose aim it is to spread copies of the Sacred Letters, especially of the Gospels, among the faithful, and to procure by every means that in Christian families the same be read daily with piety and devotion; let them efficaciously recommend spirjtus word and example, whenever the liturgical laws permit, the Sacred Scriptures translated, with the approval of the Ecclesiastical authority, into modern languages; let them themselves give public conferences or dissertations on biblical subjects, or see that they are given by other public orators well versed in the matter.
Pope Pius X enacted a law concerning the method of scripture studies in clerical seminaries and also founded the Pontifical Biblical institute. No less earnestly do We inculcate obedience at the present day to the counsels and exhortations which he, in his day, so wisely enjoined.
Jerome, patron of studies of the Bible. In the middle ages, when Scholastic Theology was at the height of its vigor, the knowledge of even the Greek language had long since become so rare in the West, that even the greatest Doctors of that time, in their exposition of the Sacred Text, had recourse only to the Latin version, known as the Vulgate.
Pope Pius X here includes the conditions for biblical studies as investigation by means of excavation and the use of papyri. In the accomplishment of this task the Catholic exegete will find invaluable help in an assiduous study of those works, in afflnte the Holy Fathers, the Doctors of the Church and the renowned interpreters of past ages have explained the Sacred Books. This change is due in great part to the untiring labor by which Catholic commentators of the Sacred Letters, in no way deterred by difficulties and obstacles of all kinds, strove with all their strength to make suitable use of what learned men of the present day, by their investigations in the domain of archaeology or history or philology, have made available for the solution of new questions.
The bishops, at this juncture, are advised to support by means of finance, associations that spread copies of the Gospel, to recommend the use of translated version of the Sacred Books in qfflante and to give public conferences on biblical subjects or have capable hands do it on their behalf.
Among these it is worthy of special mention that Catholic theologians, following the teaching of the Holy Fathers and especially of the Angelic and Common Doctor, have examined and explained the nature and effects of biblical inspiration more exactly and more fully than was wont to be done in previous ages.
Newer Catholic translations of the Bible have been based directly on the texts found in manuscripts in the original languages, taking into account as well the ancient translations that sometimes clarify what seem to be transcription errors in those manuscripts. Publications Pages Publications Pages. Divino afflante Spiritu “Inspired by the Holy Spirit ” is a papal encyclical letter issued by Pope Pius XII on afflants September spjritus for new translations of the Afflannte from the original languages, instead of the Latin Vulgate of Jeromewhich was revised multiple times and had zfflante the textual basis for spiritjs Catholic vernacular translations until then.
The commentators of the Sacred Letters, mindful ddivino the fact that here there is question of a divinely inspired text, the care and interpretation of which have been confided to the Church by God Himself, should no less diligently take into account the explanations and declarations of the teaching authority of the Church, as likewise the interpretation given by the Holy Fathers, and even “the analogy of faith” as Leo XIII most wisely observed in the Encyclical Letter Providentissimus Deus.
In Brown, Raymond E. Search within my subject: For afflange Sacred Books were not given by God to men to satisfy their curiosity or to provide them with material for study and research, but, as the Apostle observes, in order that these Divine Oracles might “instruct us spiiritus salvation, by the faith which is in Christ Jesus” and “that the man of God may be perfect, furnished to every good work.