Scott Hahn Examines the Roots of Biblical Theology
Available May 28, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Whether you believe that God is speaking in Scripture or not, you are not going to understand fully what the human writers of the Bible intended to convey unless you read their writings on their own terms.
In Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church (May 28, 2013, Image), Dr. Scott Hahn examines some of Christianity’s most basic terms and what they meant to the sacred authors, the apostolic preachers, and their first hearers.
At a time when the Church is embarking on a New Evangelization, Hahn shows us that if we read the Scriptures “in the Spirit in which they were written,” as the Church tells us we must, their religious meaning grows deeper and larger.
“Anyone acquainted with the rich body of writing that flows so inspiringly from the hand and heart of Dr. Hahn knows that he brings profound personal insight to his demonstrated theological expertise,” writes Cardinal Donald Wuerl in the foreword to the book. “Consuming the Word continues in that illustrious tradition. It brings us a powerful and welcome guide as we take our place in the great and challenging work in sharing the Good News.”
- Reveals the New Testament as a sacrament and not simply a document.
- Makes the connection between the Bible and the liturgy and explains why consuming the Word of God makes us hunger for the words of God.
- Looks at the importance of origin in Scripture with a tie-in to the New Evangelization.
About Scott Hahn
Dr. Scott W. Hahn holds the Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990, and is the Founder and President of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was appointed as the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Dr. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books including The Lamb’s Supper, Reasons to Believe, and Rome Sweet Home (co-authored with his wife, Kimberly) and is editor of the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible and Letter & Spirit: A Catholic Journal of Biblical Theology. Some of his most recent books are Many Are Called, Hope for Hard Times, The Catholic Bible Dictionary, and Signs of Life. He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.
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