When Perversion Was Replaced By Proper Order

Ruth

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon No matter when we date the composition of the Book of Ruth, it was certainly not part of the canonical Scriptures until fairly late. We know this because its Hebrew text is found in the third section of the TaNaK. It is very likely that the Septuagint translators moved it […]

What Paul Received and Handed On

passing torch

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Inasmuch as the letters of St Paul are apparently the earliest writings in the New Testament, he is commonly—and not inappropriately—thought of as the Church’s earliest theologian. This persuasion, nonetheless, should not be taken to mean that the Church had no theology prior to Paul’s conversion. Indeed, on the very […]

The Once and Future Darkness

darkness

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon From the first page of Holy Writ, the reader is left with no doubt about the nature of the world and humanity’s place within it. These themes are made very plain. Perhaps it is less obvious that a certain polemical concern is active in the mind of the Hebrew author […]