Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation (Second Edition)

Chapter 1: Bishop Barron on Misreading Genesis


Bishop Barron on Misreading Genesis

Film Focus: This video, from Bishop Robert Barron, examines how Catholics can responsibly read Genesis while accepting the truths gained from modern science.

Text Focus: Pages 22-25 and 31-32

Discussion Questions:

  1. From your experience or from what you have learned, what are some problems that people sometimes have with the book of Genesis?
  2. Can we look at the Bible as modern science? Why or why not?
  3. How is the creation story in the Bible different from the mythologies of the ancient world? Why is this significant?
  4. What is the significance of Genesis stating the God created the heavens, earth, stars, planets, moon, and animals? What is the relevance for us today?

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