A discussion between
J. K. S. Reid and Leonard Johnston
Christians believe that the Bible, as well as the Church, possesses the divine authority, in that it communicates the Word of God to men. Through the Bible the believer encounters that Word. But the status of Scripture may be thought ambiguous. Modern methods of criticism make it impossible to accept a simple doctrine of inerrancy. In what sense then is the Bible still authoritative? The Church is custodian and interpreter of the Canon; but what, if anything, distinguishes the ' authority ' of the Canonical Books from that of other early Christian writings?
Two Anglicans, a Presbyterian, and I Roman Catholic discuss these questions and other aspects of Scriptural authority in tonight's programme.
Authority of conscience: May 6
J. K. S.
(' Le Serment *)
A lyric episode in two scenes
Libretto by Dominique Vincent after Balzac's story
' La Grande Breteche '
English version by Christopher Hassall
Music by Alexandre Tansman
A section of the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Peter Gellhorn )
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Steven Staryk )
CONDI'CTED BYSTANFORD ROBINSON
Produced by Stanford Robinson and John Gibson
The- Intruder (spoken part):
Margaretta, the Countess:
The Count, her husband:
Jose, a Spanish prisoner of war on parole:
Gabrielle, the Countess's personalservant:
Gorenflot the gardener, her fiance:
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