Interpreting the Holy Bible

How the "Senses" of Scripture Provide the Foundation for a Proper Interpretive Stance

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(1) Second Vatican Council, Dei Verbum, Art. 2. back

(2) Pope Pius XII, Divino Afflante Spiritu, Art. 23. back

(3) Pontifical Biblical Commission, "Interpretation of the Bible in the Church" Origins ed., p. 512. back

(4) cf. PBC, p. 512. back

(5) cf. Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M., "Faith, Hermeneutics, and the Literal Sense of Scripture", Theological Studies, p. 731. back

(6) PBC, p. 512. back

(7) PBC, p. 512. back

(8) Raymond E. Brown, "The Sensus Plenior of Sacred Scripture", p. 92. back

(9) First Vatican Council, Dogmatic Constitution on the Catholic Faith, "On Revelation"; cf. Dei Verbum, Art. 11. back

(10) PBC, p. 512. back

(11) Dei Verbum, Art. 9. back

(12) Dei Verbum, Art. 10 (emphasis mine). back

(13) Francis Martin, "Literary Theory, History, and Exegesis", p. 594-595. back

(14) PBC, p. 512-513 (emphasis mine). back

(15) Pope Leo XIII, Providentissimus Deus, Section II, Part C, subsection 1, subpart b. back

(16) Martin, p. 595. back

(17) Dei Verbum, Art. 12. back

(18) Dei Verbum, Art. 13; cf. Divino Afflante Spiritu, Art. 37. back

(19) PBC, p. 513. back

(20) Providentissimus Deus, Introduction; cf. Dei Verbum, Art. 2. back

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