The English translation of What is Man? A Journey through Biblical Anthropology, the latest document of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, will be published this month. It has been produced by 20 biblical scholars from all over the world, appointed by Pope Francis in 2014. Among them is our own Fr Adrian Graffy, parish priest at Gidea Park in the Diocese of Brentwood.
The document takes Genesis 2 and 3 as its starting point and traces the development of anthropological themes throughout the Old and New Testaments. It covers the nature of human beings, the issues of work, food, relationships, sin and salvation in Christ, and much more. It answers questions which are very much to the fore in the world of the pandemic: how should human beings treat the created world? How should we behave as brothers and sisters?
The English translation will be available from Darton, Longman and Todd, London www.dltbooks.com
The launch of the document in English will take place with the support of the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain in a livestream event led by Professor Nuria Calduch-Benages, professor at the Gregorian University and member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission on Saturday 20 March from 11 am.