21 May 2008

Conference-- Upholding Biblical Inerrancy in Our Time

Thanks to the reader who sent this item:

Catholics Defending Biblical Inerrancy & the Oblates of Wisdom Study Center
will host the following conference on Saturday, June 7, 2008…
“Upholding Biblical Inerrancy in Our Time”

Catholics Defending Biblical Inerrancy and Traditional Biblical Scholarship (CDBI)is a group of scholars, clergy and lay, who meet periodically to address the crucial topic of Sacred Scripture’s freedom from all error and related issues. CDBI employs the best contemporary Biblical scholarship in light of Tradition; with fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Devotion to the Church Fathers and St. Thomas Aquinas are two hallmarks of CDBI. Please join our fourth conference. Audio recordings will be undertaken for the day’s presentations.

8:15 a.m. … Recitation of the Rosary, Conference Registration, Welcome & Introduction

9:00 a.m. … Salvatore J. Ciresi, M.A.
“God-breathed Scripture: A Study of the Doctrine of Biblical Inspiration”

10:00 a.m. … Break10:15 a.m. … Msgr. John F. McCarthy, J.C.D., S.T.D.
“The Neo-Patristic Approach to Biblical Inerrancy”

11:15 a.m. … Fr. Brian W. Harrison, O.S., M.A., S.T.D.
“What Does the Second Vatican Council Teach about the Truth of Scripture?Part I: Wrong Interpretations of Dei Verbum #11”

12:15—1:45 p.m. … Lunch

1:45 p.m. … Fr. Michael E. Giesler, S.T.D.
“Biblical Exegesis Ex Corde Ecclesiae”

2:45 p.m. … Fr. Brian W. Harrison, O.S., M.A., S.T.D.
“What Does the Second Vatican Council Teach about the Truth of Scripture?Part II: A Correct Reading of Dei Verbum #11”

3:45 p.m. … Break

4:00—4:30 p.m. … Question and Answer Session: Panel of Speakers

Location: Oblates of Wisdom Study Center
744 South Third Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
(Go East on Chouteau Ave., turn left into Third St. under I-55, then 200 yards ahead on right)

Registration free in advance: write to the above address or call 314-621-2055 or 787-298-8940. Registration at door: $10 (students $5).
Mass will be available at 7:00 a.m.


Anonymous said...

I have signed up for this conference. I am grateful for it. Yet, the fact that such a conference needs to be held at all dismays me. Pope Benedict has the power to require all Catholic theologians, priests, bishops, catechists, etc., to teach the doctrine of Biblical Inerrancy. Yet he has not done so. Pope John Pau II never did that either, in his 26 years as pope. Houston, we have a problem.

Anonymous said...

My attention span isn't that great. Does anyone know the details of availability / cost of the audio recordings?

Joe said...

I found this older post on your blog by googling “catholic inerrancy” as I am interested in the topic. If anyone is interested in this topic I am discussing the possibility of inerrancy in light of the passage “rabbits do indeed chew the cud” taken from Leviticus. I think this shows the Second Vatican qualification is necessary and appropriate.


I don’t want to post all that was said there here but I am interested in comments from anyone interested in the topic.