Recovering Scripture


The problems with contemporary biblical exegesis, and particularly with the historico-critical method, have been well-documented now in many places. 

In particular, Pope Benedict XVI's post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini sets out the challenge: for too long he argues, lectio divina has been artificially separated from the proper study of Scripture; for too long exegesis has been artificially separated from the theological and spiritual implications of Scripture.

This blog aims to highlight the alternatives to that mainstream, particularly through the recovery of the tradition.  As well as sharing original work own work, this blog aims to highlight the efforts of those who have rejected the current fascination with modernist historico-critical methods, and are attempting to counter the artificial separations that have arisen between exegesis and theology; between exegesis and prayer; and between exegesis and the Tradition of the Church.  Its aim is to help promote the continuity of tradition.

I was tempted to call this blog the New Exegetical Movement, to parallel the excellent 'New Liturgical Movement' and 'New Theological Movement' blogs that aim to recover tradition and orthodoxy in those areas. This will be a rather more modest affair, however, so I've decided instead on an allusion to one of my favourite psalms, since the psalms are my current preoccupation from an exegetical point of view, and will thus feature heavily here!