Introducing the Bible Today: Challenges and Opportunities
September 25, 2012
Presenters: Richard J. Clifford, S.J., Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., and Pheme Perkins
Thanks to the work of three Boston College professors, Paulist Press, the country’s largest Catholic publisher, released revisions of two of the most popular introductions to the Bible in 2012. Reading the Old Testament: An Introduction, by Lawrence Boadt and originally published in 1984, has been revised by Fr. Clifford and Fr. Harrington, and Reading the New Testament: An Introduction, was written by and has been newly revised by Dr. Perkins. In celebrating this achievement, these three presenters reflect on how to make the Bible attractive and spiritually meaningful to a new generation of Catholics.
Richard J. Clifford, S.J., is STM visiting professor of Old Testament, Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., is STM professor of New Testament, and Pheme Perkins is professor of theology, Boston College Theology Department.