The idea that Jesus is God becomes more overwhelming the more astrophysicists explain the stars.  Imagining what does not require imagination, but reality in the sky explodes the mind.  The concept of love in such a situation fries the human mind, yet there we are.

 

 

Material above the solid line draws from material below the solid line.  Those uninterested in scholarly and tangential details should stop reading here.  If they do, however, they may miss some interesting material.

 

Readings

First Reading:                    1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14 (8)

Second Reading:               Romans 9:1-5

Alleluia:                             cf. Psalm 130:5

Gospel:                             Matthew 14:22-33

 

Annotated Bibliography

 

1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a

1 Kings 19:10-18

in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament VIII:  Romans 9—16, Timothy George (ed.), general editor; Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor; Philip D. W. Krey and Peter D. S. Krey (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2016, ISBN 978 0 8308-2971-2, P 1, Y 16) 89.

 

 

1 Kings 19:11-12

Andrés García Serrano, “Anna’s Characterization in Luke 2:36-38:  A Case of Conceptual Allusion?”[1]

 

 

1 Kings 19:12

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) 115.

 

 

Psalm 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14 (8)

Psalm 85:13

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) 37.

 

 

Romans 9:1-5

Romans 9:1-5

in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament VIII:  Romans 9—16, Timothy George (ed.), general editor; Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor; Philip D. W. Krey and Peter D. S. Krey (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2016, ISBN 978 0 8308-2971-2, P 1, Y 16) 8-17.

 

 

Rom 9:1-5

Rodrigo J. Morales, review of Jean Noël Aletti, S.J., God’s Justice in Romans:  Keys for Interpreting  the Epistle to the Romans (trans. Peggy Manning Meyer) (missed in 2014, unpaid in 2017)[2]

 

 

Rom 9:1-5

Robert L. Foster, “The Justice of the Gentiles:  Revisiting the Purpose of Romans”[3]

 

 

Romans 9:1

Michael Winger, “The Meaning of Pneuma in the Letters of Paul:  A Linguistic analysis of Sense and Reference”[4]

 

 


 

Romans 9:3

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) 238.

 

 

Romans 9:3

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[5]

 

 

Romans 9:5

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) 458.

 

 

Rom 9:5

Matthew W. Bates, “A Christology of Incarnation and Enthronement:  Romans 1:3-4 as Unified, Nonadoptionist, and Nonconciliatory”[6]

 

 

Rom 9:5

Paula Fredriksen, review of N. T. Wright, Paul and the Faithfulness of God[7]

 

 

Rom 9:5

Max Botner, “The Role of Transcriptional Probability in the Next-Critical Debate on Mark 1:1”[8]

 

 

Rom 9:5

James Swetnam, S.J., review of Romano Penna, Carta a los Romanos:  Introducción, version y comentario[9]

 

 

Romans 9:5

James Swetnam, S.J., review of George Carraway, Christ Is God over All:  Romans 9:5 in the Context of Romans 9—11[10]

Romans 9:5b, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is over all, God blessed forever is the problem.  The problem is not only how Christ can be both God and human, but also how can there be but one God, if Christ is also God.  The 451 Council of Chalcedon, with three persons in one God, solved the problem for the logical Greeks, but not for those less tied to Greek logic.

 

Rom 9:5

John R. Coulson, “Jesus and the Spirit in Paul’s Theology:  The Earthly Jesus”[11]

 

 

Romans 9:6

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) 27.

 

 

cf. Psalm 130:5

 

 

Matthew 14:22-33

Matthew 14:23

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) 135.

 

 

Matthew 14:33

Warren Carter, review of Robert K. Macewen, Matthean Posteriority:  An Exploration of Matthew’s Use of Mark and Luke as a Solution to the Synoptic Problem, Robert H. Gundry, Peter:  False Disciple and Apostate according to Saint Matthew, Derek A. Olsen, Reading Matthew with Monks:  Liturgical Interpretation in Anglo-Saxon England[12]

 

 

Matt 14:33

José Enrique Aguilar Chiu, “A Theological Reading of exepneusen in Mark 15:37,39”[13]

 

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. 

 

 

 

In the gobbledygook prayer at Sunday Mass immediately following the Gloria, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “bring, we pray, to perfection in our hearts.”[14]  The Responsorial Antiphon for this Sunday is Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation (Psalm 85:8).[15]  Between November 25, 2011 and November 25, 2012, Personal Notes systematically examined the illiterate 2011 Missal.  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 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus (Acts :35)[16] 

 

Addenda

 

Due to greater responsiveness at the National Catholic Reporter blog, beginning with the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Reading 032B, March 15, 2015, my interest began shifting from annotating my index here, to engaging conversation there.  I may keep up the Bibliography, but without further comment.  Time will tell.  Beginning with the Second Sunday of Easter, April 23, 2017, my interest began shifting back toward annotating the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.

 

On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, I discovered that my web site, www.western-civilization.com was receiving 1000 hits per day, from the United States, most of which were for these readings.  That complicates my priorities, priorities that require balancing between developing these Personal Notes, engaging writing on the National Catholic Reporter at https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today, developing a Cleveland Organizing Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), attending to my archival resources at the Western Reserve Historical Society, and preparing my 1972 dissertation, “Cleveland and the Negro following World War II” for publication at least on the web.  I am the founding president of the Hampton Roads Branch of ASALH, from which the movie “Hidden Figures” arose, meaning that these priorities have potential consequences of note.

 

Raymond Arroyo, “The World Over,” on EWTN uses fear-mongering, rather than the Joy of the Gospel to entrance its viewers.  In the past, Arroyo has responded to my concerns, particularly the Reverend Robert A. Sirico, who rarely appears anymore, with his drivel.  Beginning, May 3, 2015, I intend to begin pointing out, here, the role fear, rather than joy, has in “The World Over.” 

 

As, on June 23, 2015, I prepared Reading 110B for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary time for July 26, I decided to begin reading unread book reviews and articles from Theological Studies for two reasons.  The first is I have already read every article cited in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.  The second is that traditionally Theological Studies articles have been more helpful to my prayer life.  I also began reading unread book reviews in the Biblical Quarterly.  Beginning with the Second Sunday of Easter, April 23, 2017, I realized the Reformation Commentary on Scripture was doing little for my prayer-life and I began to drift away from the time-consuming details I had been recording.  I intend to keep on reading that Commentary, however.

 

 



[1] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 3 (July 2014) 468.

 

[2] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 74, No. 1 (January 2012) 143.

 

[3] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 4 (October 2014) 697, 698.

 

[4] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 4 (October 2016) 712.

 

[5] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 387, 541, 552.

 

[6] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 1 (January 2015) 116, 212, 122.

 

[7] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 2 (April 2015) 387, 388.

 

[8] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 3 (July 2015) 476.

 

[9] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 3 (July 2015) 565.

 

[10] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 2 (April 2016) 359.

 

[11] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 79, No. 1 (January 2017) 81.

 

[12] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 2 (April 2016) 375, 376.

 

[13] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 4 (October 2016) 690.

 

[14] 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) 479.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[15] 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) 755.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[16] 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) 529-530.