Canon, Cult, and Covenant: Essays in Biblical Theology

With the founding of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology in 2001, Scott Hahn’s scholarly career entered into perhaps its most fruitful period. The essays in this volume document this period and include seminal studies of key exegetical issues in the Old and New Testament that highlight Hahn’s groundbreaking hermeneutics and keen interpretive gifts. Essential and exciting reading for any scholar wishing to go deeper into the historical and spiritual depths of the biblical text.

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Letter and Spirit, Vol. 12: According to the Scriptures: The Mystery of Christ in the History of Salvation

Letter & Spirit is an annual journal of Catholic Biblical Theology. We strive to publish work that is academically rigorous but accessible to the motivated lay reader. This twelfth volume, According to the Scriptures: The Mystery of Christ in the History of Salvation, is focused on current exegesis as well as the pre-modern reception of St. Paul.

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The Sense of Mystery: Clarity and Obscurity in the Intellectual Life

The Sense of Mystery highlights what is clear and what retains the character of mystery in the traditional and Thomistic solution concerning the great problems pertaining to our knowledge in general, to our knowledge of God (whether naturally or supernaturally attained), and to questions pertaining to grace. St. Thomas has fear neither for logic nor for mystery. Indeed, logical lucidity leads him to see in nature those mysteries that speak in their own particular ways of the Creator. Likewise, this same lucidity aids him in putting into strong relief other secrets of a far superior order—those of grace and of the intimate life of God, which would remain unknown were it not for Divine Revelation.

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The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion

What is the Eucharist? Lawrence Feingold sets out to answer that question in his masterful work The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion. The ultimate answer to the question comes in the form of an organized, thorough, and engaging look at the three ends of the Eucharist: God’s true presence, His redemptive sacrifice, and spiritual nourishment through communion with Him. Feingold not only paints a beautiful and complete historical picture of the Eucharist—from its prefigurement in the Old Testament to its fulfillment in the New and its treatments by the Fathers of the Church—but he also dives deeply into how the Eucharist effects actual change and communion in individuals and the Church. With theological expertise, Feingold answers Protestant objections and provides a detailed explanation of doctrine. Feingold’s treatment on the Eucharist will enrich the understanding of those seeking the truth about this most important sacrament and sacrifice. This book is versatile enough to be used as a textbook for a course on the Eucharist or for theological reading.

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Letter & Spirit, Vol. 11: “Our Beloved Brother Paul” Reception History of Paul in Catholic Tradition

As Jesus himself demonstrated to the two disciples on the Emmaus Road, to interpret the Scriptures aright one must maintain their internal unity, a unity where Christ himself is the nexus of all Old Testament pathways. In Letter & Spirit, Vol. 11, this standard for interpretation is examined in light of the theology of St. Paul’s writings. This issue explores the reception history of St. Paul . . .

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Letter & Spirit, Vol. 10: Christ Our Passover: Theological Exegesis of St. Paul

Letter & Spirit Vol. 10: Christ Our Passover: Theological Exegesis of St. Paul makes accessible to clergy, students, and laity the finest Catholic biblical scholarship.
The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and Dr. Scott Hahn present the tenth annual edition of Letter & Spirit with the theme “Christ Our Passover.” In it, the contributors examine the theological exegesis of the writings of St. Paul. . . .

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The Literal Exposition of Isaiah: A Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas is best known today for his great work of systematic theology, the Summa Theologica, but the central task of the medieval theologian was the study of the Sacred Scriptures. As a “master of the sacred page,” St. Thomas produced many scriptural commentaries, which are increasingly recognized as central to understanding the rich biblical foundation of his theology. . . .

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The Great Medieval Commentary: A Translation and Annotation of the glossa ordinaria on the Gospel of Matthew

The glossa ordinaria is one of the most important monuments of the Western intellectual tradition. Welling up from the monastic tradition of reading through, meditating on, praying over, and living out the Scriptures, it emerged in the cathedral schools not just as a text but as a living tradition of study and prayer in the Christian life. While the composition and dissemination of the gloss remain . . .

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