Lectio: The Origin of the Bible – Human Invention or Divine Intervention? with Dr. Brant Pitre

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In this study of the origins of the Old and New Testaments, Dr. Brant Pitre explores how the canon (the official list of books in the Bible) came to be, and the central role the Catholic Church played in its formation.

¨ Where did the Bible come from?

¨ Why are there so many different versions of the Bible?

¨ Why are those books in the Bible?

¨ What was the Jewish Bible like at the time of Jesus?

¨ Why are there seven fewer books in Protestant Bibles than in Catholic Bibles?

¨ How do we know that the Gospels are reliable?

¨ What are the Dead Sea Scrolls and the “Lost Gospels”?

¨ How did Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformers change the Bible?

¨ What about “Sola Scriptura”, belief in the “Bible Alone”?

Father Bryan is leading this study in Holy Child Hall following the 11:15 am Sunday Mass.

Light refreshments served.

Watch the intro here: