04 Witherup Dunkle_STILL

October 26, 2018

Presenter: Ronald D. Witherup, P.S.S., Respondent: Brian Dunkle, S.J., Moderator: Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.

Since the Reformation there has been a perceived tension between Scripture and Sacrament, but in reality the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist belong together.  Instead the liturgy is the privileged context for hearing the inspired Word, many of the Vatican II reforms focused on making the Mass more scriptural.  Thus the Word and Eucharist together engage the participants in prayer and an encounter with Christ.  If the liturgy can be made more scriptural, can reading the Bible then be made more liturgical?  

Presenter: Ronald D. Witherup, P.S.S., superior general, Society of the Priests of St. Sulpice
Respondent: Brian Dunkle, S.J., School of Theology and Ministry assistant professor of historical theology
Moderator:  Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.School of Theology and Ministry dean and professor of New Testament