Pope Benedict XVI on How to Read the Bible

Editor’s Note: In Pope Benedict’s first two volumes of Jesus of Nazareth, he shares his personal thoughts on the methods of reading the bible and speaks at length on the historical-critical method – how it can benefit us, but also, he warns of its limitations and how it can be misused. Fr. Barron looks at what we can learn from Pope Benedict XVI in terms of how we read the bible.

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Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic Faith. He was ordained an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on September 8, 2015.

Bishop Barron is a #1 Amazon bestselling author and has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and the spiritual life. He has also appeared on several media outlets including NBC, PBS, FOX News, CNN, and EWTN.

Bishop Barron's website, WordOnFire.org, reaches millions of people each year. His regular YouTube videos have been viewed over 14 million times. Next to Pope Francis, he is the most-followed Catholic leader on social media.

Bishop Barron's pioneering work in evangelizing through the new media led Francis Cardinal George to describe him as “one of the Church's best messengers." He has keynoted many conferences and events all over the world.

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