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Catholic dogma, especially as related to Scripture. I have a doctorate in biblical theology [University of St. Thomas, Rome]. I do not answer questions concerning personal moral situations -- ones dealing with right and wrong [sin].

Experience in the area

I have taught Catholic thought in grade and high schools, and in college and universities.

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Catholic Biblical Association

Publications

Catholic Biblical Quarterly, The Bible Today.

Education/Credentials

Graduate degrees in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, in scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, and a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas; all in Rome

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Andrew09/17/16101010Thanks!
Don04/04/16101010Thank you.
Charles02/26/1610 
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Don01/18/16101010Thank you.

Recent Answers from Edward Bode

2017-02-18 Recognition, Faith and Will:

Cognition comes first through reason. Reflection with faith enables one to recognize that someone/thing is beyond reason and so worthy under the help of God to pursue the ultimate truths of creation.

2017-02-15 John 1:29 Early Christology:

An interesting imaginative speculation.  However, speculation based on general summarized opinions that seek to overthrow concrete evidence does not impress me.  I find that the tried credentials of Christianity

2017-02-13 Questions and Values of religion:

As your comment, Charles, mentions Christians among pagans, That situation/circumstances woul warrant familiarity.  If I were living in rural Norway or Jordan, I would learn something about Lutheranism

2016-09-18 S. Aquinas' scholastic dialectic method of argumentation:

Nice to hear from Brazil. I had a cousin who lived there for several years long ago.  I do not have recent resources on Thomist philosophy.  On the internet, check:  www.newadvent.org/cathen/14663b.htm

2016-09-14 philosophy:

Before the Incarnation, there may have been "hints" that pointed to a divine Messiah, but nothing that would speak clearly of the Trinity.   The Pharisees condemned Jesus as a blasphemer even when he claimed

 

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