Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pelikan on the Bible and the Constitution

Oh, and I also picked up a quirky book by Jaroslav Pelikan called Interpreting the Bible & the Constitution. I've always liked Pelikan, although I was disappointed he went over to Orthodoxy rather than Catholicism. This book compares the way our official interpreters (the Supreme Court) interprets the Constitution and the way the Church interprets the Bible. There are a lot of similarities and, of course, some important differences. It includes a sustained articulation of his understanding of how the development of doctrine occurs.

Did I mention I picked up a two year CD-ROM Learnng Company course on Spanish? This must have been expensive.

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