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The Incarnation of the Gospel

…in liturgy, the Word of God is appropriated into the life of the community of the faithful within the horizon of worship, and that this is vital to the church’s interpretation of the Scriptures. It is a faith nurtured through worship that guides interpretation. This is what makes the difference between treating the Scriptures as historical texts that are a partimony of church and of culture and listening to them as God’s Word, which is a Word addressed to people whom God has called and continues to call to be the living presence of the divine in the world.

David N. Power, “The Word in the Liturgy: Incarnating the Gospel in Cultures”, in Sacraments: Revelation of the Humanity of God: Engaging the Fundamental Theology of Louis-Marie Chauvet, eds. Philippe Bordeyne and Bruce T. Morrill (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2008), p. 47. ISBN: 978-0-8146-6218-2.

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