Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Dictionary

A modern dictionary of Catholic terms, both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases.

Search:

Or browse the dictionary by selecting a letter!
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

EXEGESIS

The art and science of investigating and expressing the true sense of Sacred Scripture. Its function is to find out what exactly a given passage of the Bible says. Its rules are governed by the science of hermeneutics, whose practical application is concern of exegesis. Given the depth and complexity of the biblical text, biblical exegesis has been practiced from pre-Christian times. (Etym. Greek ex_g_sis, interpretation.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Vibrant Catholicism, 1: Lamenting the entire 20th century 5 hours ago
Holding bishops accountable: the next steps May 27
The real story behind the French ambassador's nomination to the Holy See May 27
A joyful noise unto the Lord: Goal met! May 26
De Lubac’s notes on the Second Vatican Council, section 3 May 26

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days