This second volume of the journal, “The Authority of Mystery: The Word of God and the People of God,” is inspired by the scholarship of Pope Benedict XVI—especially Benedict’s concerns about the relation of the Bible to faith in Christ.
The editors write in their introduction: “How to read the Bible is, at bottom, a question about the identity of Jesus. Is he Jesus of Nazareth only, or is he also the Christ, the Son of the living God? Did he have a divine mission to reveal the mystery of God, or was he only a man like others? Does he remain among us in sacrament and liturgy?”