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Biblical Movement
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At the same time as the liturgical movement, and no doubt in consequence of it, there arose in the Church a movement whose object was to bring the Bible back into Catholic life and thought. This movement did not originate from the higher institutions of the Church. As a movement, it came “from below”, that is, from the vital instinct of faith working in the Church as a whole. The biblical movement of the 20th century, starting in Germany at the time of the First World War, has several sources :

1. Preaching. In connection with the liturgical renewal of the Eucharist, the importance of …

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Ingo Hermann, “Biblical Movement”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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