[quote="Loyal_J, post:1, topic:313412"]
On the Vatican's website I can read the Vatican II Documents but I'm not sure how to talk about them.
Do I write it like: DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION ON DIVINE REVELATION number 5. They have numbers in front of some paragraphs and chapters. What are the official words to mention the location of a few sentences in it?
I probably shouldn't use the word number. What are those numbers in front of some of the paragraphs called?
Here's the document I'm looking at: vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_const_19651118_dei-verbum_en.html
Hi Loyal J,
Scroll down and have a look at the Notes at the bottom of the page. Here, they're called "articles". (For example: "In Chapter 1, article 3, there is a discussion of..." )
Some authors follow this style in writing about the DV:
However, other authors use "paragraph" instead of "article." (For example: In Chapter 3, paragraph 11, the question of...")
So, you have your choice! I think either one is fine. :)
Preface: (article / paragraph 1)
Chapter 1: Revelation Itself (articles /paragraphs 2 through 6)
Chapter 2: The Transmission of Divine Revelation (articles /paragraphs7-10)
Chapter 3: Sacred Scripture, Its Divine Inspiration and Interpretation (articles /paragraphs11-13)
Chapter 4: The Old Testament (articles /paragraphs14-16)
Chapter 5: The New Testament (articles /paragraphs17-20)
Chapter 6: Sacred Scripture in the Life of the Church (articles / paragraphs 21-26)