There is direction toward what to do about human sexuality in Galatians.  Seriously consider how the Faithful express their Faith in sexual relationships, about what they treat as moral and what as immoral.  Baptism is the coverall for Christians.

 

Through faith you are all children of God in Christ Jesus.  For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ . . . for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:26-28).  Rather than using so-called natural law as the baseline for justifying human sexuality also begin with how the Faithful live their sexuality and consider the ramifications and unintended consequences thereby associated. 

 

Marriage is the bedrock for determining the morality of human sexuality.  RCC churches today have disproportionately more funerals than marriages.  Obituaries seem to outnumber marriage announcements.  The common life of the Faithful has a bearing on what is moral and what immoral.  There is a problem at hand.

 

The problem with women’s liberation is that given a choice, women far more frequently chose not to bear children, than when they had no choice.  What is worse is education is the best indicator for a contraceptive mentality.  Not many female college professors have three children.

 

The problem is the education offered.  Like men, women are educated for competition in life, rather than sharing life.  Teaching Western Civilization, I had no answer, except to point out the problem.  Females do not want “finishing school” education; they want to be able to earn a living should their marriage fail.  I have no idea the statistical results for those making Pre-Cana preparations; but do feel confident that the Faithful would know all about it, were statistics positive.

 

 

Readings

First Reading                     Zechariah 12:10-11; 13:1

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 (2b)

Second Reading:               Galatians 3:26-29

Alleluia:                             John 10:27

Gospel:                             Luke 9:18-24

 

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.

 

 

Zechariah 12:10-11; 13:1

Zechariah 12:10

Jacobus Arminius (1559-1609), “Disputation on Repentance”[1]

 

 

Zechariah 12:10

Caspar Cruciger (1504-1548), “Commentary on John 1:14”[2]

 

 

Zechariah 12:10

Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560), “The Second Sunday in Advent (1552)”[3]

 

 

Zech 12:10

Reed Lessing, review of Paul L. Redditt, Zechariah 9—14[4]

 

 

Zech 12:10

Steven M. Bryan, review of Steve Moyise, Jesus and Scripture:  Studying the New Testament Use of the Old Testament[5]

 

 

Zech 12:10

Paul L. Redditt, “Prophecy and the Monarchy in Haggai and Zechariah”[6]

 

 

Zech 12:10

Lance Byron Richey, review of Sebastian A. Carnazzo, Seeing Blood and Water:   A Narrative-Critical Study of John 19:34[7]

 

 

Zech 12:10

Jack Levison, “A Theology of the Spirit in the Letter to the Hebrews”[8]

 

 

Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 (2b)

Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 (2b)[9]

Cardinal Cajetan (1469-1534)

 

Sebastian Münster (c. 1489-1525)

 

John Calvin (1509-1564)

 

Nikolaus Selnecker (1530-1592)

 

Rudolf Gwalther (1519-1586)

 

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

 

John Donne (1572-1631)

 

Henry Ainsworth (1571-1622/1623)

 

The English Annotations (1645, 1651, 1657)

 

Konrad Pellikan (1478-1556)

 

Psalm 63:2

Bernard P. Prusak, “Explaining Eucharistic `Real Presence’:  Moving beyond a Medieval Conundrum”[10]

 

 

Galatians 3:26-29

Galatians 3:26-27

Henry Bullinger, “Sermon on the Purpose of the Sacraments, 1551”[11]

 

 

Galatians 3:26-27

Johann Eck (1486-1543), “Second Sermon on the Feast of Christ’s Ascension (1531)[12]

 

 

Gal 3:27-28

Donald Dale Walker, review of Pheme Perkins, First Corinthians[13]

After high praise, Walker reports,

 

She does not explain baptism in her comments on 1 Cor 12:13, but she does refer to 12:13 and Gal 3:27-28 often; both of these connect baptism to spirit and community, not identification with Christ’s death.  Diachronic methodology would have brought the rhetorical function of baptism in 1 Corinthians into greater focus.

 

Galatians 3:27-28[14]

Nikolaus Selnecker (1530-1592), “The Whole Psalter”

 

Dirk Philips (1504-1568), “Concerning the True Knowledge of Jesus Christ”

 

 

Gal 3:28

Eugene Eung-Chun Park, “Covenantal Nomism and the Gospel of Matthew”[1]

 

 

Galatians 3:28[15]

Luther, “Sermon for Pentecost Monday (1531)

 

Gwalther, “Homily 25, Acts 3:25-26"

 

Galatians 3:28

John Davenant (1576-1641), “Exposition of Colossians 1:23”[16]

 

 

Galatians 3:28

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel[17]

 

 

Galatians 3:28

“Encyclical Letter Lumen Fidei of the Supreme Pontiff Francis to the Bishops, Priests, and deacons [sic] and lay Faithful on Faith”[18]

 

 

John 10:27

John 10:27[19]

Bucer

 

Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)

 

Luther

 

Calvin

 

Francisco de Toledo (1532-1596)

 

Cruciger

 

 

Luke 9:18-24

Luke 9:18-24[20]

Melanchthon

 

Calvin

 

Johann Baumgart (Pomarius) (1514-1578)

 

Calvin

 

Edward Leigh (1602-1671)

 

Philips

 

The Book of Homilies (1547; 1563; 1570)

 

 

Luke 9:18

Kindalee Pfremmer De Long, review of Geir Otto Holomås, Prayer and Vindication in Luke-Acts:  The Theme of Prayer within the Context of the Legitimating and Edifying Objective of the Lukan Narrative[21]

 

 

Luke 9:20

Barbara E. Reid, O.P., “The Gospel of Luke:  Friend or Foe of Women Proclaimers of the Word?”[22]

 

 

Luke 9:20

Richard Taverner (1505-1575), “On Michelmas Day”[23]

 

Luke 9:21

The English Annotations[24]

 

Martin Bucer (1491-1551)

 

Bucer

 

 

Luke 9:21

Thomas L. Brodie, O.P., review of Brandon D. Crowe, The Obedient Son:  Deuteronomy and Christology in the Gospel of Matthew[25]

 

 

Luke 9:22-23

Brian J. Tabb, “Is the Lucan Jesus a `Martyr’?  A Critical Assessment of a Scholarly Consensus”[26]

 

 

Luke 9:22

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[27]

 

 

Luke 9:23

Georg Major (1502-1574), “Sermon on 2:1-11”[28]

 

 

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 Lord forgive the wrong I have done (Psalm 32: cf. 5c).[29]

 

In the gobbledygook prayer at Sunday Mass immediately following the forgiveness of sins, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “strength of those who hope in you.”[30]  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 Sing, O daughter of Zion; should aloud, O Israel!  Be glad and rejoice with all your heat, O daughter of Jerusalem! (Zephaniah 3:14).[31] 

 

Addenda

 

By July 31, 2015, I had identified a pattern of attack on Pope Francis by Raymond Arroyo in the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).  The attack is on what the Pope is preaching about climate change and capitalism.  In the United States Republicans have firm opposition to such sermonizing, as the forthcoming campaign for the Republican nomination for President will show . . . or not.

 

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 will cite it without annotation. .

 

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.

 

 



[1] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament XI:  Philippians, Colossians, Graham Tomlin (ed.) in collaboration with Gregory B. Graybill, general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2013: ISBN 978-0-8308-2974-3 (P 1 Y 13) 58, fn. 9.

 

[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) 34, fn. 65.

 

[3] 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) 410, fn. 25.

 

[4] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 3 (July 2013) 563.

 

[5] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 3 (July 2013) 590.

 

[6] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 3 (July 2014) 437, 442, 443, 447.

 

[7] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 3 (July 2014) 547.

 

[8] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 1 (January 2016) 107.

 

[9] 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) 439-440, 440, 440, 440-441, 441, 441-442, 442, 442, 442, 442.

 

[10] Theological Studies, Vol. 75, No. 2 (June 2014) 234.

 

[11] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 260.

 

[12] 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) 32, fn. 11.

 

[13] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 2 (April 2014) 375.

 

[14] 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) 141, fn. 23, 179, fn. 30.

 

[15] 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) 26, fn. 5, 44, fn. 1.

 

[16] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament XI:  Philippians, Colossians, Graham Tomlin (ed.) in collaboration with Gregory B. Graybill, general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2013: ISBN 978-0-8308-2974-3 (P 1 Y 13)163.

 

[17] Erlanger, Kentucky:  Libreria Editrice Vaticana, DynamicCatholic.com, 2014, 92.

 

[18] L’Osservatore Romano: Weekly Edition in English, Vol. 46, No. 28 (2013), Vatican City Wednesday, 10 July, paragraph 22, page 15/23.

 

[19] 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) 392, 392, 392-393, 393, 393, 393-394, 394-395.

 

[20] 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) 198, 198, 198-199, 199-200, 200, 200, 200, 201, 201.

 

[21] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2014) 139.

 

[22] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 1 (January 2016) 13, 20.

 

 

[23] 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) 210, fn. 5.

 

[24] 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) 199.

 

[25] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2014) 132.

 

[26] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 2 (April 2015) 288, 289.

 

[27] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 156, 240, 279.

 

[28] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament XI:  Philippians, Colossians, Graham Tomlin (ed.) in collaboration with Gregory B. Graybill, general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2013: ISBN 978-0-8308-2974-3 (P 1 Y 13) 48, fn. 25.

 

[29] 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) 643.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[30] 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) 471.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[31] UMI Annual Sunday School Lesson Commentary:  Precepts for Living ®: 2013-2014:  International Sunday School Lessons:  Volume 165:  UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), a. Okechuku Ogbonnaya, Ph.D., (ed.) (Chicago, IL  60643: UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), 2013) .