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John L. McKenzie (1910–1991)

Author of Dictionary of the Bible

41+ Works 1,909 Members 13 Reviews

About the Author

Father John L. McKenzie (1910-1991), an Old Testament biblical scholar who taught at Loyola University of Chicago, University of Chicago, Notre Dame, and DePaul University, is considered one of the most influential post-WW2 scholars who oriented Catholic thinkers toward modern biblical scholarship. show more Beyond being a prolific writer of books and articles, he was the first Catholic president of the Society of Biblical Literature, and served as president for the Catholic Biblical Association and for Clergy and Laity Concerned. show less
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Works by John L. McKenzie

Dictionary of the Bible (1965) 510 copies
Second Isaiah (The Anchor Bible, Vol. 20) (1968) — Translator — 327 copies
Authority in the Church (1966) — Author — 68 copies
The Roman Catholic Church (1969) 68 copies
Vital Concepts of the Bible (1967) 36 copies
The world of the Judges (1965) 20 copies
Did I say that? (1973) 15 copies
Revelation of st John Vol 1 (1986) — Editor — 7 copies

Associated Works

Advent-Christmas, Series A (1974) 14 copies

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SrMaryLea | Aug 22, 2023 |
purpose and future of authority
 
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SrMaryLea | 2 other reviews | Aug 22, 2023 |
The devastating thesis of this book is that there is a deadly and irreconcilable opposition between western civilization and Christianity, and that one of them must destroy the other.
 
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StFrancisofAssisi | 1 other review | Jul 11, 2019 |
The question of authority has always been a lively issue within the Roman Catholic Church. While some have warned against the danger of "democratizing" the Church, others have warned against applying too narrowly the "monarchical" model which has been dominant in past centuries.
Father McKenzie's thesis is that these political paradigms simply do not apply to the Church. The Christian community, he points out, is a unique society, and hence its understanding and use of authority must also be unique.
McKenzie shows how Christian authority is unique by illuminating the understanding of authority that Jesus gave to the "society" which He founded. After a brilliant exposition of authority in the New Testament, the author traces how the Church has lost sight of these unique aspects, with a consequent erosion of both Christian authority and Christian freedom.
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