Saturday, March 3, 2012

Scripture not only sacred but tough

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God's Word: new exhibit shows Bible's evolution, beauty, perseverance

Jesus wasn't kidding when he said that nothing will prevail against the Church. Just look at the toughness of Sacred Scripture. Carol Glatz of Catholic News Service profiles Verbum Domini, a interfaith exhibit that show's scripture's evolution through strife, decay, and even rodent infestation:

Desecration, censorship, the ravages of time and even nesting mice have been unable to destroy the word of God, handed down for millennia by people of faith.

The endurance of sacred Scripture is the centrepiece of a new interfaith exhibit called Verbum Domini, which brings to the Vatican rare biblical texts and artifacts spanning a period from the third century B.C. to the 17th century.

"We seek to tell the amazing story of the preservation and translation of the most loved, most debated and the best-selling book every year and of all time," said Steve Green, an entrepreneur and the primary benefactor of The Green Collection, a private collection of more than 40,000 biblical antiquities.

Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.
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