The book that has had the biggest influence on the history of the world is almost certainly the Christian bible. It has touched individuals and societies in so many different ways.
In this section we go back to basics to provide information, articles and inspiration to help visitors simply and clearly understand and explore sacred scripture.
“The word of God is alive and active (Heb 4 :12); it does not die, nor does it age, but it remains for ever (cf. 1 Pt 1: 25). It stays young in the presence of all that passes away (cf. Mt 25: 35) and preserves those who put it into practice from inner aging.” Pope Francis
Fr Stephen Wang summarises the bible succinctly in an article you can read, in full, in this section:
“It speaks about God’s love for all people; his special love for the Jewish people; the coming of the Saviour, Jesus Christ; his death and resurrection; the gift of the Holy Spirit; and the beginnings of the Christian Church. It finishes with an extraordinary vision of heaven.”
Fr Joseph O’Hanlon, a retired priest of the Nottingham Diocese who has a lifetime of experience teaching the Bible, writes about Stephen Langton, the Magna Carta and the influence on our Gospel reading.