Helping you gain a better understanding of Scripture by introducing you to two thousand years of Christian biblical tradition.
The Navarre commentaries draw upon two thousand years of Christian tradition: Church documents, the writings of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, and the work of prominent saints & spiritual writers.
The Navarre is faithful to the truth, as revealed by God through His Church. All the commentaries adhere to the teachings of the church, and explain the doctrinal and practical meaning of scriptural text.
The Bible that is used is the RSV Catholic Edition. This is the same biblical text used in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and is regarded as a faithful translation of Scripture.
Alongside the English is the Latin Vulgate. It can be found below the commentary or in the back of each Volume. The Latin Vulgate is the official Latin Translation that has been used for over a thousand years.
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