Sacred Scripture

Part 1A: What is a Coventant?


What is a Covenant?

Film Focus Point: This excerpt from a motion picture provides a brief look into the inner workings and negotiations of a biblical covenant.

Text Focus Point: Pages 41–42

Discussion Questions

  1. Why is the king necessarily in a better position to negotiate a covenant?

  2. Why were covenants necessary in antiquity? What stability did they provide in society?

  3. How are covenants still in existence today?

  4. Marriage is understood as a covenant within the Catholic tradition. What does this say about the institution of matrimony?

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