Thursday, October 11, 2007

Bible Study: Resources

Here are the online resources I use for my Bible Study Guides for the St. David the King Young Adult Bible Study:
  • Scripture
    • USCCB Lectionary - Mass readings for two months (based on the New American Bible).
    • My Bible Search & Concordance - The RSV (not the RSV-2CE), NAB, KJV, DR, LV, and BNV. You can search the RSV and NAB for text, and you can get extracts from all six translations.
  • Church Teaching
    • Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) - A"statement of the Church's faith and of catholic doctrine, attested to or illumined by Sacred Scripture, the Apostolic Tradition and the Church's Magisterium", declared by Pope John Paul II "to be a sure norm for teaching the faith and thus a valid and legitimate instrument for ecclesial communion".
    • Compendium of the CCC - A "faithful and sure synthesis of the Catechism of the Catholic Church" which "contains, in concise form, all the essential and fundamental elements of the Church’s faith ... which allows believers and non-believers alike to behold the entire panorama of the Catholic faith".
  • Church Father Commentary
    • Catena Aurea (Latin for "The Golden Chain") - A "monumental collection of glosses by the Church Fathers on each verse of the Gospels".
    • Various works of the Early Church Fathers at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library - An extensive (but not exhaustive) collection of early Catholic Christian writings.

3 comments:

TheGodFearinFiddler said...

Looks like the very liberal NCC has forced that site to remove the RSV text from online since they own the copyright.

japhy said...

The NCC being the National Council of Churches? What web site are they requiring take down the RSV from? NCC owns the NRSV, as far as I know.

I got the online RSV from http://etext.virginia.edu/rsv.browse.html

OH WAIT.

I just tried that link. And it failed. Luckily I have my own personal copy!

TheGodFearinFiddler said...

Yea it stinks.