Read closely a homiletic reflection on revelation
Summarize the argument regarding how scripture should be read
Reflect on how the homily inspires the life and action of the Christian
Many today believe that “images” and “symbols”, especially in scripture, are vessels for emotions or ways of hiding the truth of things. The Catholic Church, in her art, architecture, and way of speaking, disagrees. How does Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (future Pope Benedict XVI) explain the ways “images” and “symbols” must be read as signs of a deeper reality? How do images and symbols, especially those of the creation accounts, help us understand the deeper meaning in Genesis?
The paper must be a minimum of 700 words and a maximum of 800 words
The first paragraph is your introductory paragraph. The last sentence of the first paragraph is your thesis statement. It gives the main point of your paper. Underline your thesis.
There should be 2-3 body paragraphs. These must summarize succinctly the argument of the two homilies with an eye to answering the question of the prompt.
The concluding paragraph offers a reflection on your paper and further directions your discussion may point to.
You must cite the source at least 2 times
The paper will be double-spaced, using 1-inch margins and 11 point Arial font or similar. General formatting rules, including bibliography entries, must follow the Chicago Manual of Style.