After considering the effects of Copernicus, Galileo, and Darwin on theology, Joseph A. Bracken, cited below, goes on to consider new turns for theology.  Both natural science and theology used to take a mechanical approach to their subject matter.  Natural science has turned from a static mechanistic approach to a dynamic systems approach, whereby systems join together without losing their original systemic interrelationships to form something new as new systems join together.  Bracken seems pertinent to arguments presented on the National Catholic Reporter blogs, as some reactionaries posit that truth cannot change over time, while others posit that truths do seem to change, at least the perception of truth changes.  Bracken is not taking the perception route, but is taking a new understanding of how reality develops.

 

Bracken begins with scripture used in the Liturgy of the Word today.  Jesus

 

spent time traveling around Galilee, preaching the coming of the kingdom of God and curing the illnesses of his listeners before he realized the need to go to Jerusalem to confront the religious and secular authorities there, even at the risk to his own life (Luke 9:51).

 

Bracken goes on to reconsider how this event happened and what the event meant.

 

In Thomistic metaphysics, for example, God is clearly in the world in virtue of God’s power to bring things into existence and then sustain them.  But the world cannot exist in God except metaphorically, since God is unchanging Being, and the world is ever-changing contingent being.  So, while God as infinite can be said somehow to envelope the world as a finite reality, the presence of the world in God in no way affects the being or unchanging perfection of God.  God affects the world through unilateral efficient causality insofar as God brings it into existence and then continues to sustain it in being.  But there is no reciprocal causation with the world producing any kind of change in God.

 

On page 15 and 16 of this set of Personal Notes is some good news about EWTN and Raymond Arroyo.

 

 

Readings

First Reading:                    1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 16: 1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 (cf. 5a)

Second Reading:               Galatians 5:1, 13-18

Alleluia:                             1 Samuel 3:9; John 6:68c

Gospel:                             Luke 9:51-62

 

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.

 

 

1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21

1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21[1]

Johannes Piscator (1546-1625), “Commentary in 1 Kings”

 

Martin Luther (1483-1546), “Lectures on Hebrews”

 

Johannes Bugenhagen (1485-1558), “Commentary on 1 Kings”

 

Thomas Adams (1583-1653), “The Happiness of the Church”

 

John Mayer (1583-1664), “Commentary on 1 Kings”

 

Bugenhagen, “Commentary on 1 Kings”

 

Piscator, “Commentary on 1 Kings”

 

Konrad Pellikan (1478-1556), “Commentary on 1 Kings”

 

Mayer, “Commentary on 1 Kings”

 

1 Kings 19:16

Bugenhagen, “Commentary on 2 Kings”[2]

 

1 Kings 19:19-21

Jonathan Miles Robker, review of Rachelle Gilmour, Juxtaposition and the Elisha Cycle[3]

 

 

1 Kings 19:19

Bugenhagen, “Commentary on 2 Kings”[4]

 

 

1 Kings 19:21

Walter Brueggemann and Davis Hankins, “The Affirmation of Prophetic Power and Deconstruction of Royal Authority in the Elisha Narratives”[5]

 

 

Psalm 16: 1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 (cf. 5a)

Psalm 16: 1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 (cf. 5a)[6]

Cardinal Cajetan (1469-1534), “Commentary on Psalm 16”

 

Martin Luther (1453-1546), “Table Talk:  Anton Lauterbach (1538)”

 

Felix Pratensis (d. 1539), “The Hebrew Psalter”

 

John Calvin (1509-1564), “1519-1586), “Commentary on the Psalms”

 

Luther, “Glossa on Psalm 16 (1513-1515)

 

Rudolf Gwalther (1519-1586), “The Psalter”

 

Robert Rollock (1555?-1599), “Exposition upon Psalm 16”

 

Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560), “Comments on the Psalms”

 

Andreas von Karlstadt (1486-1541), “Regarding the Two Greatest Commandments”

 

Calvin, “Commentary on the Psalms”

 

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

 

Hieronymus Weller von Molsdorf (1499-1572), “Brief Comment on Psalm 16)

 

Rollock, “Exposition upon Psalm 106”

 

Luther, “First Psalms Lectures (1513-1515)

 

Musculus, “Commentary on the Psalms”

 

Sebastian Münster (c. 1489-1525), “Commentary on the Psalms”

 

Calvin, “Commentary on the Psalms”

 

Selnecker, “The Whole Psalter”

 

Calvin, “Commentary on the Psalms”

 

Theodore Beza (1516-1605), “Paraphrase of Psalm 16”

 

Münster, “The Temple of the Lord:  Psalm 16”

 

Musculus, “Commentary on the Psalms”

 

Calvin, “Commentary on the Psalms”

 

Selnecker, “The Whole Psalter”

 

Peter Riedemann (1506-1556), “Confession of Faith”

 

The Book of Common Prayer (1549), “Collect for Matins on Easter”

 

 

Psalm 16:8

Luther, “First Psalms Lectures (1513-1515)”[7]

 

 

Psalm 16:10, 11

Luther, “First Psalms Lectures (1513-1515)”[8]

 

 

Galatians 5:1, 13-18

Galatians 5:1, 13-18[9]

Luther, “Second Lectures on Galatians”

 

Luther, “First Lectures on Galatians” (slavery)

 

Luther, “Second Lectures on Galatians”

 

Erasmus Sarcerius (1501-1559), “Annotations on Galatians”

 

Johannes Brenz (1499-1570), “Explanation of Galatians”

 

Calvin, “Commentary on Galatians”

 

Wolfgang Musculus (1497-1563), “Commentary on Galatians”

 

Rudolf Gwalther (1519-1586), “Sermons on Galatians”

 

Kaspar Olevianus (1536-1587), Sermons on Galatians”

 

Luther, “First Lectures on Galatians”

 

Luther, “Second Lectures on Galatians”

 

Sarcerius, “Annotations on Galatians”

 

Brenz, “Explanation of Galatians”

 

Calvin, “Commentary on Galatians”

 

Musculus, “Commentary on Galatians”

 

Gwalther, “Sermons on Galatians”

 

Olevianus, “Sermons on Galatians”

 

William Perkins (1558-1602), “Commentary on Galatians”

 

Luther, “First Lectures on Galatians”

 

Luther, “Second Lectures on Galatians”

 

Brenz, “Explanation of Galatians”

 

Calvin, “Commentary on Galatians”

 

Gwalther, “Sermons on Galatians”

 

Luther, “First Lectures on Galatians”

 

Luther, “Second Lectures on Galatians”

 

Sarcerius, “Annotations on Galatians”

 

Calvin, “Commentary on Galatians”

 

Gwalther, “Sermons on Galatians”

 

Luther, “First Lectures on Galatians”

 

Luther, “Lectures on Galatians”

 

Sarcerius, “Annotations on Galatians”

 

Brenz, “Explanation of Galatians”

 

Calvin, “Commentary on Galatians”

 

Gwalther, “Sermons on Galatians”

 

Luther, “First Lectures on Galatians”

 

Luther, “Second Lectures on Galatians”

 

Sarcerius, “Annotations on Galatians”

 

Brenz, “Explanation of Galatians”

 

Calvin, “Commentary on Galatians”

 

Musculus, “Commentary on Galatians”

 

Olevianus, “Sermons on Galatians”

 

Perkins, “Commentary on Galatians”

 

Diodati, “Annotations on the Bible”

 

David Dickson (1583?-1663), “Brief Exposition of Galatians”

 

Luther, “First Lectures on Galatians’

 

Luther, “Second Lectures on Galatians”

 

Brenz, “Explanation of Galatians”

 

Calvin, “Commentary on Galatians”

 

Gwalther, “Sermons on Galatians”

 

Gal 5:1, 18

Edward Collins Vacek, S.J., “Discernment Within a Mutual Love Relationship with God:  A New Theological Foundation”[10]

 

 

Gal 5:1

Robert L. Foster, “The Justice of the Gentiles:  Revisiting the Purpose of Romans”[11]

 

 

Galatians 5:1

The English Annotations (1645, 1651, 1657), “Annotations on Acts 21:21”[12]

 

 

Gal 5:13-14

Scott D. Mackie, “The Two Tables of the Law and Paul’s Ethical Methodology in 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and 10:23—11:1”[13]

 

 

Galatians 5:13

Luther, “Preface to German Mass and Order of Service, 1526”[14]

 

 


 

Galatians 5:13

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[15]

 

 

Galatians 5:14

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel[16]

 

 

Galatians 5:14

Bucer, “How to Live for Others and Not for Oneself, 1523”[17]

 

 

Gal 5:14

Susan Grove Eastman, review of Martinus C. de Boer, Galatians:  A Commentary[18]

 

 

Gal 5:16-18

Susan M. Elliott, review of George Lyons, Galatians:  A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition[19]

 

 

1 Samuel 3:9; John 6:68c

 

 

Luke 9:51-62


 

Luke 9:54

Barbara E. Reid, O.P., “The Gospel of Luke:  Friend or Foe of Women Proclaimers of the Word?”[20]

 

 

Luke 9:51-62[21]

Johannes Brenz (1499-1570), “An Ecclesiasticall [sic] Exposition upon Saint Luke 9”

 

Brenz, “An Ecclesiasticall [sic] Exposition upon Saint Luke 9”

 

John Mayer (1583-1664), “A Commentary on the New Testament, Luke 9:53”

 

Melanchthon, “An Ecclesiasticall Exposition upon Saint Mathewe [sic]”

 

Konrad Pellikan (1478-1556), “Commentary in Luke 9:59-60”

 

Henry Hammond (1605-1660), “Paraphrase on Luke 9”

 

Luke 9:51-56

Selnecker, “The Whole Psalter”[22]

 

 


 

Luke 9:51

Joseph A. Bracken, S.J., “Incarnation, Panentheism, and Bodily Resurrection:  A Systems-Oriented Approach”[23]

Material above the solid line draws heavily from this article.

 

Luke 9:53, 58[24]

Wolfgang Musculus (1497-1563), “Commentary on John 8;48”

 

Musculus, “Commentary on John 1:14”

 

Luke 9:29-62

Ulrich Zwingli, “Repentance and Confession, 1525”[25]

 

 

Luke 9:54

Giovanni Diodati (1576-1649), “Annotations on 2 Kings”[26]

 

Luke 9:54

Calvin, “Commentary on the Psalms”[27]

 

 

Luke 9:55

Piscator, “Commentary on 2 Kings”[28]

 

 

Luke 9:60

Bugenhagen, “Commentary on 1 Kings”[29]

 

 

Luke 9:62

Bugenhagen, “Commentary on 1 Kings”[30]

 

 

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 You are my inheritance, O Lord (Psalm 16: cf. 5a).[31]

 

In the gobbledygook prayer at Sunday Mass immediately following the forgiveness of sins, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “through the grace of adoption.”[32]  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 For the inmvidible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse (Romans 1:20).[33] 

 

Addenda

 

The EWTN Raymond Arroyo show May 28 was heartening.  Earlier on the NCR blog, I faulted Arroyo for rarely having Ph. D.s on his program.  Arroyo had a Ph. D.  I also faulted Arroyo for only presenting one side of arguments.  Arroyo permitted a strong British exchange over whether English ought to belong to the European Union or no.  Granted the subject matter was relatively foreign to the United States, but at least it permitted various ways to consider the matter.  Finally, and most heartedly, I faulted Arroyo for his patented sarcastic posturing with what he disagreed.  I saw no such posturing.

 

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.  In a similar way, I present rare unread sections in Reformation Commentary on Scripture.

 

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:  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) 364 (verses 9-17)- 366, 367 (verses 19-21).

 

[2] 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) 440, fn. 1.

 

[3] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 2 (April 2015) 345.

 

[4] 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) 398, fn. 4.

 

[5] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2014) 60.

 

[6] 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) (verses 1-2),119-120; (Verses 5, 7-8) 120-124, (verses 9-10, 11) 124-126.

 

[7] 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) 276, fn. 25.

 

[8] 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) 136, fn. 8.

 

[9] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament X: Galatians, Ephesians, (ed.) Gerald L. Bray (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic, An Imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2011: ISBN 978-0-8308-2973-6 (P 1 Y 11) 168-170 (verse 1); 185-192 (verses 1, 13-18).

 

[10] Theological Studies, Vol. 74, No. 3 (September 2013) 705.

 

[11] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 4 (October 2014) 694.

 

[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) 298, fn. 6.

 

[13] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 2 (April  2013) 332.

 

 

[14] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 286.

 

[15] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 227, 438, 525.

 

[16] Erlanger, Kentucky:  Libreria Editrice Vaticana, DynamicCatholic.com, 2014, 126.

 

[17] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 146, 149.

 

[18] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 3 (July 2013) 568.

 

[19] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2014) 148.

 

 

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

 

 

[21] 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) 213-215.

 

[22] 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) 286, fn. 1.

 

[23] Theological Studies, Vol. 77, No. 1 (March 2016) 36.

 

[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) 327, fn. 2; 32, fn. 61.

 

[25] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 245.

 

[26] 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) 396.

 

[27] 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) 223, fn. 8.

 

[28] 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) 395, fn. 13.

 

[29] 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) 367, fn. 23.

 

[30] 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) 367, fn. 23.

 

[31] 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) 675.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[32] 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) 473.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[33] 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) 460-461.