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Scripture by Topic
by Fr. Kenelm Vaughan, editor
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Code: 0912141514
Price: $24.95
Shipping Weight: 1.00 pounds
The sheer size and detail of Sacred Scripture intimidate most readers. Many passages have confounded scholars through the centuries. As for laymen, most simply don't know how to read the Bible. The trick is to read it in organized fashion, with Catholic teaching ever in mind. That ís hard to do, on your own.

But it never used to be a problem. This "topical Bible" was available right through the World War II years. "The Divine Armory," as it was then known, sat beside Scripture itself on the shelves of priests, religious, and active laymen. Now Roman Catholic Books brings it back to print.

It features:

  • New and Old Testament verses arranged by topic
  • Topical index: nearly 700 entries
  • Reliable, pre-liberal translation of the Bible
  • Topical chapter subtitles (see below)
No other Catholic reference book -- no encyclopedia or dictionary, no study of the Bible -- does what this volume does: speeds you immediately to ALL the Scripture passages for any commonly discussed topic.

A (very) partial listing:

  • Abstinence
  • Adoration
  • Adultery
  • Angels (good and bad)
  • Apostasy
  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Blasphemy
  • Celibacy of priests
  • Chastity
  • Christ in the Eucharist
  • Christ the Judge
  • The second coming of Christ
  • The worship of Christ
  • Apostolicity and catholicity of the Church
  • The Churchís final triumph
  • The Church in Heaven and Purgatory
  • Infallibility & indefectibility of the Church
  • Hierarchy of the Church
  • Holiness and oneness of the Church
  • The Ten Commandments
  • Confession of sin
  • Damnation
  • Devils
  • Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist
  • Extreme Unction
  • Fasting
  • God the Father
  • Hatred of God
  • Infinity of God
  • God's love for sinners
  • Perfection of God
  • Salvation of all men willed by God
  • The Trinity
  • Grace at table
  • The unequal state of Grace in all
  • Heaven's glory and splendor
  • Hell
  • Heretical teachers
  • Holy Orders
  • Holy water
  • Incense
  • Isaias' vision of Heaven
  • St. John the Apostle's vision of Heaven
  • The Last Judgment
  • The consequences of lust
  • Mary and the Rosary
  • The Mass
  • Michael the Archangel
  • Mortal sin
  • Number of the saved

Table of Contents: Part I: God

I. God

II. The Blessed Trinity

III. Creatures of God

IV. Christ the Redeemer

V. The Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, St. John the Baptist

Part II: Our Last End

I. Final End and Beatitude of Man

II. Manís Use of Free Will

III. External and Internal Law

IV. Actual and Habitual Grace

V. Virtue and Sin

Part III: The Theological and Cardinal Virtues and their Contrary Vices

I. Divine Faith and the Contrary Vices

II. Theological Hope and the Contrary Vices

III. Charity and the Contrary Vices

IV. Prudence and the Contrary Vices

V. Justice and the Contrary Vices

VI. Virtues and Vices Connected with Justice

VII. Temperance and Intemperance

VIII. Fortitude and the Contrary Vices

Part IV: The Word of God

I. The Word of God

II. The Church

III. The Sacraments

IV. The Holy Eucharist

V. Other Sacraments

Part V: Sin, Justification, Merit

I. Sin

II. Justification

III. Merit

At the time of the book's original publication in the 1940s, Homiletic and Pastoral Review urged every intelligent Catholic at the time to purchase this book, explaining that it is "not a concordance of the Bible, but a volume of topically arranged quotations... a convenient reference book for Scripture material for preachers, writers and teachers."

Ave Maria magazine went further, calling it "a very useful tool... for anyone desirous of locating in short order individual passages of Scripture" noting even that it could be used to "provide subject matter for meditation."

"A boon to all who consult Scripture." -Messenger of the Sacred Heart


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