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    Mind the Gap! Lectio divina and Contemporary Approaches to Reading

    O'Connell, Seamus (2011) Mind the Gap! Lectio divina and Contemporary Approaches to Reading. Intercom, 41. p. 27. ISSN 0273-9127

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    Lectio divina is, as it says it is, sacred reading. Lectio begins by reading the sacred text and is best drawn to a close returning to read again (to re-read) the sacred text in the light of one’s reflection and prayer. Good reading has its roots in the text and remains grounded in the text. Lectio divina, by constantly returning to the text, is at the service of keeping the text present to the reader. While the text points beyond itself, since the biblical word is the sacrament of the God’s word, the word of God cannot be heard until the reader has spent significant time with the biblical words.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Mind the Gap; Lectio divina; Contemporary Approaches to Reading;
    Academic Unit: St Patrick's College, Maynooth > Faculty of Theology
    Item ID: 4714
    Depositing User: Seamus O'Connell
    Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2014 15:06
    Journal or Publication Title: Intercom
    Publisher: Catholic Communications Institute of Ireland
    Refereed: Yes

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