Sunday, July 20, 2008

Good Suggestion for the Year of St.Paul

During this Jubilee Year of St. Paul in the Catholic Church, among many other things, the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI has encouraged all of us to study the writings of St. Paul. In a recent article that appeared in the National Catholic Register Steve Ray suggested the following very helpful method to follow when tackling St. Paul's writings:

"A great exercise for the Year of St. Paul is to read his letters. How should they be read?
In the Bible they are organized from the longest to the shortest. The best way to read Paul is within the context of the Book of Acts, each read within their historical context, beginning with 1 and 2 Thessalonians, moving onto Galatians and Romans and ending with Titus and 1 and 2 Timothy.
This puts them into the context of the whole New Testament and helps you to see the development of Paul’s thought and doctrine."

Happy reading!

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