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March 8, 1991
Father John L. McKenzie, 80, a prominent Roman Catholic historian and biblical scholar, has died at a retirement medical center in Claremont. McKenzie, who died Saturday, was considered the dean of Catholic biblical scholars during the 1960s when the Vatican began encouraging more Scripture studies. In 1966 he was the first Catholic priest to be elected president of the large Society of Biblical Literature.
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March 8, 1991
Father John L. McKenzie, 80, a prominent Roman Catholic historian and biblical scholar, has died at a retirement medical center in Claremont. McKenzie, who died Saturday, was considered the dean of Catholic biblical scholars during the 1960s when the Vatican began encouraging more Scripture studies. In 1966 he was the first Catholic priest to be elected president of the large Society of Biblical Literature.
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March 11, 1987 | Jack Smith
Should we stop teaching our children how to read and write and teach them how to watch television instead? That startling suggestion by Albert R. Hibbs, voice of the Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory's space shots, has galvanized the philosophers among my readers. You may remember that Hibbs sent his argument on a tape cassette which took me 35 minutes to transcribe, so I could study it and quote accurately from it.
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February 15, 2004 | Jack Miles, Jack Miles, a MacArthur Fellow (2003-07), is senior advisor to the president of the J. Paul Getty Trust and the author of "God: A Biography" and "Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God."
Among the religious and biblical reference works in my home library, "The Dictionary of the Bible" by John L. McKenzie, S.J., is one for which I have a special admiration. Published in 1965, this remarkable one-man effort glosses every proper name in the Bible and offers succinct, penetrating entries on a long list of relevant topics, all between the covers of an affordable paperback numbering fewer than 1,000 pages.
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June 22, 1997 | KEVIN STARR, Kevin Starr is the state librarian of California, a distinguished visiting professor of public policy at Pepperdine University and chairman of the California Sesquicentennial Commission. His latest book is "The Dream Endures: California Enters the 1940s" (Oxford University Press)
Roman Catholics, like me, who believe that Los Angeles is destined to emerge in the 21st century as a world center of Roman Catholic practice, are going to love this magisterial biography, 30 years in the making. At long last, a much vilified Roman Catholic prelate of the 20th century, His Eminence James Francis Cardinal McIntyre (1886-1979), the eighth bishop of Los Angeles, can now have his day in court, thanks to the meticulous research and energetic writing of archdiocesan archivist Msgr.
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