Sunday, April 11, 2010

Church Documents on Sacred Scripture (in English)

Since no website that I have found has all of these documents in one place (although this site comes close), I decided to post the following list of links on my blog.

Note that this is only a collection of the documents that are available in English. There are still many other Church documents that pertain to the Bible that do not have an available English translation online.

Church Documents (in chronological order)

Analysis and Commentary on the Documents (a work in progress)

On Providentissimus Deus:

On the Documents of the Pontifical Biblical Commission:

On Spiritus Paraclitus:

On Divino Afflante Spiritu:

On Dei Verbum:

On the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

On Verbum Domini:

Also see:

Pax Christi,


  1. Thanks - useful resource.

    Not all us are as familiar with the source texts as you are.

    A suggestion - put the date of the text and its author eg V2, Pope, Commission etc. to make it easier to see how the understanding has developed.

    I was pleasantly surprised by how 'progressive' Leo XIII was, a couple of decades after Darwin. St Augustine and St Thomas would probably have welcomed Darwin.

  2. I'm not too sure about Thomas and Augustine accepting Darwin, but I will definitely implement your suggest to include the author and date of the various documents. I agree with you that that will be very helpful.

    Thanks for the comment!


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