The Church and the Bible

Some Christians hold to a theory of sola Scriptura (“the Bible alone”) and even criticize the Pope and bishops for allegedly placing themselves above the Word of God. This presentation will answer that allegation, but more importantly, will explore the intricate relationship of the Church and Sacred Scripture.

On the one hand, the Church is bound by the truth of Scripture. On the other, only within the life of the Church can one properly interpret Scripture.  Even the Bible itself, as we know it today, arose within the life of the early Church.

This presentation will explain what the Word of God is, how it is transmitted to us in Scripture and Tradition, and what role the Magisterium plays in that process.