Wednesday, February 22, 2017
THE ENLIGHTENMENT KNOWN AS MODERNISM IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS CONTINUING TO REAR ITS UGLEY HEAD IN HIGH PLACES AS IT CONCERNS THE HISTORICAL JESUS AND EXEGISIS OF SCRIPTURE
Make no mistake, the liberal Protestants of the late 1800's came us with modern Scriptural exegisis to compliment the Enlightenment as it concerned modern thought of that period.
It led liberal Protestants to search for the historical Jesus stripping Scripture of any post-resurrection insights, meaning what did Jesus say in actuality without the filters of the resurrection and what did what He say mean in the culture of His day.
Of course this leads to a very low Christology. Jesus is just a poor misguided soul.
By the 1920's, conservative Protestants had had their fill of such nonsense! Their over-reaction led to the Fundamentalist movement within Protestantism to recover a high Christology and to be "fundamentalistic" in interpreting the Scriptures.
Today, liberal Protestantism is almost dead whereas the fundamentalists are going strong.
Many Catholic Scripture scholars began to use a modified form of the liberal Protestant version of interpreting Scripture developed in response to the Enlightenment in 1942 when Pope Pius XII allowed for it.
But by the late 1960's it was almost identical to the misguided Protestant version and having the same negative or deleterious effect on the faith of millions of Catholics, both clergy and laity.
Well, low and behold, in conjunction with the recovery of the 1970's mentality of making the Catholic Church unrecognizable as being Catholic, the new head of the Jesuits has given an interview that highlights everything I was taught in the seminary about interpreting Scripture and Tradition, a failed exegisis. When will this generation move over for John Paul II and Benedict XVI's generation of priests and laity??????