1 Considering Context
2 Slavery Is Moral: Does the Bible Tell Me So? No
3 Women Should Not Vote: Their Place Is in the Home: Does the Bible Tell Me So? No
4 Jesus Loves Me: Does the Bible Tell Me So? Yes
5 God Created the World in Six Days: The Theory of Evolution Is Incompatible with Scripture: Does the Bible Tell Me So? No
6 Homosexual People Cannot Marry: Does the Bible Tell Me So? No
7 Divorce and Remarriage Is Always Wrong: There Are No Exceptions: Does the Bible Tell Me So? No
8 Christ Is Present in Eucharist: Does the Bible Tell Me So? Yes
9 Christ Established a Hierarchical Church: Does the Bible Tell Me So? Yes: But This Is a Partial Truth
10 Scripture Shows a Growing Interest in Mary: Does the Bible Tell Me So? Yes
11 Only Christians Can Be Saved: Does the Bible Tell Me So? No
12 The End Is Coming! The End Is Coming!: Does the Bible Tell Me So? Well, It Depends on What You Mean by “The End”
About the Author
With this book as their guide, readers—whether in local parishes or university classrooms—will be able to uncover a message of love and inclusion in even in the most difficult and contentious of topics.
Ralph’s a fixture in Central Kentucky’s Roman Catholic community and formerly served as a long-time academic at Lexington Theological Seminary, where she directed the seminary’s Catholic studies program.
Her dozen-and-a-half books, most or all of which are about the Bible, have been translated into multiple foreign languages. Several of her volumes remain fixtures on my own bookshelf. The concept of Does the Bible Tell Me So? is engaging. Ralph takes 11 controversial issues on which people often trot out the Scriptures to prove their point, and then discusses what the Bible actually says, and doesn’t, about those matters.
This book may be a place to begin the study of some of the more problematic issues of belief and practice confronting believers today.
About the Author