Monday, December 29, 2008


After watching Christmas programming for the last couple of weeks, I must ask:

Did it ever occur to anyone that the Whos were just obnoxious? Think if your neighbors were making all that racket. What would you do?

I'm not saying I would have embarked on a crime spree, but I have new sympathy for The Grinch, heart two sizes too small or not.


Todd said...

OFF Topic Comment -

What are your thoughts on Peter Kreeft? I saw a bibly study book he authored that looked promising. Thanks. Also, what are your favorite books on a Catholic approach to studying the bible?

Throwback said...

Kreeft is OK. He has some weird ideas on a couple of things, but I basically chalk that up to his having too much exposure to the corruption of Boston College. I'm not familiar with his Bible study, though.

When you say Catholic approach to studying Scripture, do you mean a commentary or a broader work that discusses what Catholics think of the Bible and the different senses by which Scripture can be read?

Off-topic or not, thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Todd said...

Probably more the former than the latter, but I'll take whatever I can get. I've made brushing up on my poor Bible knowledge a priority for the new year.

Throwback said...

If you are looking for good commentary, the best I know of is the Douay-Rheims Bible with the footnotes from Fr. Haydock. These can be expensive, but the notes are awesome with all kinds of goodies from the Magisteriusm and the Fathers and Doctors of the Church.

The Navarre Commentary project is completely done, and the ones I've read have been good. Like with the Haydock notes, there's lots of great Magisterium/Father/Doctor notes. The problem is that they come in multiple volumes. They might have finished a single volume edition, but if so, I haven't heard about it.

Anyways, I would probably go with one of those. If you ever want to check out something to give a Catholic view on Scripture in general, just read Pope Leo XIII encyclical Providentissimus Deus. Great stuff there.