Day #14: Dei Verbum 25-26

Today we finish the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation.  For all those following along:  Congratulations!  One down, fifteen to go.

Dei Verbum concludes with more or less an exhortation for all to actually read the Bible.  As St. Jerome said and the Council repeats, “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.”  We need to keep reading and make sure that we pray as we do.

Here are the Scripture citations:

Article 25:

Phil. 3:8

Article 26:

2 Thess. 3:1

Is. 40:8; 1 Peter 1:23-25

And the footnotes:

Article 25:

4. St. Augustine Sermons, 179,1: PL 38,966.

5. St. Jerome, Commentary on Isaiah, Prol.: PL 24,17. cf. Benedict XV, encyclical “Spiritus Paraclitus:” EB 475-480; Pius XII, encyclical “Divino Afflante Spiritu:” EB 544.

6. St. Ambrose, On the Duties of Ministers I, 20,88: PL l6,50.

7. St. Irenaeus, “Against Heretics” IV, 32,1: PG 7, 1071; (Same as 49,2) Harvey, 2, p. 255.

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