These Notes are being prepared October 29, 2016, about ten days before the November 8 Presidential election.  While Donald Trump tries to sound like a coming Messiah, Hillary does not, especially since the FBI is reopening her email case because of material found examining Anthony Weiner emails.  Huma Abedin is the separated wife of Weiner and the closest aide to Hillary Clinton.  She is Muslim.  Raymond Arroyo continues to support the Republicans, to the detriment of the Democrats.  As we go rejoicing to the house of the Lord (Psalm 122: (cf. 1), the Faithful can pray for the United States Congress of Catholic Bishops to learn to be more even-handed when dealing with Democrats.

 

 

Readings

First Reading:                    Isaiah 2:1-5

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (n/a)

Second Reading:               Romans 13:11-14

Alleluia:                             cf. Psalm 85:8

Gospel:                             Matthew 24:37-44

 

Annotated Bibliography

Musings above the solid line draw from material below.  Those disinterested in scholarly and tangential details should stop reading here.  If they do, however, they may miss some interesting prayer-provoking details.

 

 

Isaiah 2:1-5

 

Isaiah 2:2-3

Martin C. Albl, review of Simon David Butticaz, L’identité de l’église dans les Acts des Apôtres:  De la restauration d’Israël à la conquête universelle[1]

 

 

Isaiah 2:3

Martin Bucer (1491-1551)[2]

 

 

Isaiah 2:3

Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575)[3]

 

 

Isaiah 2:3

Viktorin Strigel (1524-1569)[4]

 

 

Isaiah 2:4[5]

Johannes Brenz (1499-1570)

 

Peter Walpot (d. 1578)

 

 

Isaiah 2:4

Johannes Bugenhagen (1485-1558)[6]

 

 

Isaiah 2:4

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel[7]

 

 

Isaiah 2:4

H. G. M. Williamson, review of Andrew T. Abernethy, Eating in Isaiah:  Approaching the Role of Food and Drink in Isaiah’s Structure and Message[8]

This a a different but fruit approach to Isaiah.

 

Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (n/a)

Psalm 122 is one of the Funerals choices, Part III: Texts of Sacred Scripture, 16.11 Antiphons and Psalms.[9]  The point of Psalm 122 is placing the love of God above all else, within an eternal sense of present time.

 

 

Psalm 122:6

Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560)[10]

 

 

Romans 13:11-14

Romans 13:11

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[11]

 

 

Rom 13:11-14

Robert L. Foster, “The Justice of the Gentiles:  Revisiting the Purpose of Romans”[12]

 

 

Rom 13:12

Troy W. Martin, “Tasting the Eucharistic Lord as Usable (1 Peter 2:3)”[13]

 

 

Romans 13:12-14

Urbanus Rhegius, “A Guide to Preaching about the Chief Topics of Christian Doctrine Carefully and without Giving Offense, for Young Ministers of the Word in the Duchy of Lüneburg, 1535”[14]

 

Romans 13:14

David G. Schultenover, S.J., review of Roger Haight, Christian Spirituality for Seekers:  Reflections on the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola[15]

Schultenover reports that this “is simply the best study I have read on the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola.”  Ignatius “tailored the Exercises to the exercitant’s background, which might not be Christian.”

 

cf. Psalm 85:8

 

 

Matthew 24:37-44


 

Matthew 24:37-39

Philip Melanchthon, “On Prayer, 1552)[16]

 

 

Matthew 24:37-44

Catherine Haven (ed.), My Name is Ken and I Will be Your Waiter for a Long, Long Time . . . :  The life and faith of Kenneth E. Untener, bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, told in his own words:  Based on the homilies, talks, and writings of Kenneth E. Untener, Bishop of Saginaw (1980-2001)[17]

 

Matthew 24:42-44

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul:  A New Translation[18]

 

 

Matt 24:39

Francis J. Moloney, S.D.B., “Constructing Jesus and the Son of Man”[19]

 

 

Matt 24:37

Nathan Eubank, “Storing Up Treasure with God in the Heavens:  Celestial Investments in Matthew 6:121” [20]

 

 

Matt 24:43

Nicholas R. Werse, “Second Temple Jewish Literary Traditions in 2 Peter”[21]

 

 

Matt 24:43-44

Richard W. Miller, “Deep Responsibility for the Deep Future”[22]

 

 

For more on sources see the Appendix file.  A complete set of Personal Notes, dating from the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 14, 2002 to the present, is on the web site at www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes. 

 

 

 

The Responsorial Antiphon for this Sunday is Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord (122: (cf. 1, as documented in Reading 162C, last Sunday, but not here.  Sloppy scholarship).[23]

 

In the gobbledygook prayer at Sunday Mass immediately following the forgiveness of sins, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “run forth to meet your Christ.”[24]  For a more thorough examination of the illiterate 2011 Roman Missal, go to 1610 Missal:  Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 121125.pdf/htm at http://www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes/Personal%20Notes.htm.

 

This is a call for grace that some Black Baptists bring to mind with I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last (Revelation 22:13).[25] 

 

Addenda

I have already read every article cited in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.  At this stage I only read unread book reviews there.  Traditionally Theological Studies articles have been more helpful to my prayer life, but, if I have already read the article, I cite it without annotation.  I offer the Reformation Commentary on Scripture in a similar way.

 

 

I intend to begin catching up on material postponed while recovering from the transition of ourselves from Virginia to Ohio and Marty into the next life.  If I ever get three months out, again, I then intend to reevaluate the amount of energy placed into Personal Notes each week.  I would like to get to the Western Reserve Historical Society to et up the index to the research left there.

 

 



[1] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 4 (October 2013) 791.

 

[2] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament IV:  John 1—12, Craig S. Farmer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, Associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014, ISBN 978 0 8308-2967-5 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 14) 136, fn. 56.

 

[3] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament VI:  Acts, Esther Chung-Kim and Todd R. Hains (eds.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2969-9 (print) P 1 Y 14) 20, fn. 6.

 

[4] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 360, fn. 2.

 

[5] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament III:  Luke, Beth Kreitzer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2014 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 276, fn. 3; 434, fn. 15.

 

[6] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament V:  1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Derek Cooper and Martin J. Lohrmann (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2016, ISBN 978 0 8308-29552 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 16) 315, fn. 5.

 

[7] (Erlanger, Kentucky:  Libreria Editrice Vaticana, DynamicCatholic.com, 2014) 180.

 

[8] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 1 (January 2016) 132.

 

[9] International Commission on English in the Liturgy: A Joint Commission of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences, The Roman Ritual: Revised by Decree of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council and published by Authority of Pope Paul IV: Order of Christian Funerals: Including Appendix 2: Cremation: Approved for use in the Dioceses of the United States of America by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and Confirmed by the Apostolic See (New Jersey: Catholic Book Publishing Co., 1998) 289.

 

[10] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 362, fn. 11.

 

[11] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 335, 631.

 

[12] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 4 (October 2014) 701.

 

[13] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 1 (January 2016), 518.

 

[14] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 85.

 

[15] Theological Studies, Vol. 74, No. 4 (December 2013) 1031-1032.

 

[16] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 217.

 

[17] (Saginaw, Michigan 48608-6653, Little Books of the Diocese of Saginaw, 2014) 247.

 

[18] Robert J. Edmonson, CJ, (translator) (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2006) 189.

 

[19] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 4 (October 2013), 725.

 

[20] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2014) 88.

 

[21] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 1 (January 2016), 124.

 

[22] Theological Studies, Vol. 77, No. 2 (June 2016) 449.

 

[23] National Conference of Catholic Bishops, The Roman Missal Restored by Decree of the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican and Promulgated by Authority of Pope Paul VI: Lectionary for Mass:  For Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America:  Second Typical Edition:  Volume I:  Sundays, Solemnities, Feasts of the Lord and the Saints (Collegeville, Minnesota:  The Liturgical Press, 1988) 6.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[24] n.a., The Roman Missal:  Renewed by Decree of the Most Holy Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, Promulgated by Authority of Pope Paul VI and Revised at the Direction of Pope John Paul II:  English Translation According to the Third Typical Edition:  For Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America:  Approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Confirmed by the Apostolic See (Washington, DC, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2011) 139.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[25] UMI Annual Sunday School Lesson Commentary:  Precepts for Living ®: 2016-2017:  International Sunday School Lessons:  Volume 19:  UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), A. Okechuku Ogbonnaya, Ph.D., (ed.) (Chicago, IL  60643: UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), 2016) 132-133.