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 . . .Read More
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. . . .
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. . . .Read More
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 . . .Read More
This book is a collection of essays which have been published by Professor Rowland on themes in the theology of culture. Taken together these essays explore the foundations of a culture built on the humanism of the Incarnation.Read More
Preaching was immensely important in the medieval Church, and Thomas Aquinas expended much time and effort preaching. Today, however, Aquinas’s sermons remain relatively unstudied and underappreciated. This is largely because their sermo modernus style, typical of the thirteenth century, can appear odd and inaccessible to the modern . . .Read More
What does it mean to love and what are the traits of character that support love’s activity? How does the economy of grace—the mission of Christ and the action of the Holy Spirit—elevate and transform human love, virtue and the desire for happiness? These essays both consider how the Catholic tradition has addressed these questions and places this tradition . . .Read More
The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and Dr. Scott Hahn present the ninth annual edition of Letter & Spirit with the theme "Christ and the Unity of Scripture". The seven highly-readable articles explore, from the Gospels of Matthew and John, to the letters of St. Paul, how the seemingly disparate themes and images are unified — and therefore properly understood . . .Read More
Promise and Fulfillment: The Relationship Between the Old and the New Testaments is the eighth volume in the acclaimed series from Scott Hahn’s St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Letter & Spirit, the most widely read journal of Catholic Biblical Theology in English, seeks to foster a deeper conversation about the Bible. The series takes a crucial . . .Read More
This is the seventh annual volume of the remarkably popular journal of biblical theology edited by Scott Hahn and his St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. This volume responds to the call of Pope Benedict XVI in his Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini for a thoughtful return to the Fathers of the Church and how . . .Read More