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Faith: The Key to Unlocking Scripture with Fr. Ignacio Carbajosa

Thursday, November 21, 2013

6:00 pm EST - 7:00 pm EST


Faith the Font of Exegesis

A book presentation of Faith, the Fount of Exegesis with author Fr. Ignacio Carbajosa of San Damaso University (Madrid), about the great questions surrounding Biblical interpretation since the Enlightenment.

Can there be objective biblical research without faith? By studying the history of the interpretation of the Old Testament in the last two centuries, Fr. Carabajosa uncovers the philosophical premises of the dominant interpretations and their deceptive claims to objectivity. Biblical research tainted by an inadequate use of reason actually makes a true understanding of Holy Scripture difficult. On the contrary, by broadening reason, faith allows for a more adequate approach to the biblical text, which itself is the fruit of faith.

Learn more about the book here.


Ignacio Carbajosa, Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, is a Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at the San Dámaso University in Madrid. He is the editor in chief of the journal Estudios Bíblicos, a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, and author of numerous books on Scripture including The Character of the Syriac Version of Psalms and A Scribe in the King’s Court: Read the Old Testament from Christ.

Tobias Hoffmann, Moderator

Tobias Hoffmann is Associate Professor of Medieval Philosophy at the Catholic University of America. He holds a Licentiate of Sacred Theology and a PhD in Philosophy, both from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.





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