Providentissimus Deus (1893), Pope Leo XIII, Bishop of
Inaugurated a new
era in Roman Catholic biblical studies.
plan for biblical study; Defined inspiration: "By
supernatural power God so moved and impelled the
authors to write - he so assisted them in writing -
that the things
he ordered and those only they first rightly
willed faithfully to write and finally expressed in
and with infallible truth."