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Letter and Spirit (7 vols.)

by Hahn, Scott

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology 2005–2011

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Letter and Spirit (7 vols.)
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Overview

Letter and Spirit is a journal of Catholic biblical theology that seeks to foster a deeper conversation on Sacred Scripture. It aims to address the many questions surrounding the Bible, including

  • What is it?
  • Where does it come from?
  • How should you read it?
  • What claim should it make in your life, on the teaching and practice of the Church, or the world you live in?

Letter and Spirit (7 vols.) contains all existing issues of Letter and Spirit. This collection combines the historical and literary contexts of Scripture with its contemporary ecclesial and liturgical significance. It includes numerous articles, and notes relating to Bible study and interpretation, as well as book reviews. Whether you’re a student, pastor, or priest, you will appreciate the insights this journal provides on the various topics surrounding Scripture.

The Logos Bible Software edition of Letter and Spirit (7 vols.) is designed to encourage and stimulate your study of the Bible. With Logos, every word is essentially a link. That means double-clicking on any Scripture reference brings you straight to the original language text or your preferred English translation. That makes Letter and Spirit (7 vols.) ideal for studying and interpreting the Bible.

Key Features

  • Contains every issue of Letter and Spirit
  • Analyzes the various topics surrounding Bible study and interpretation
  • Illustrates the contemporary, religious and spiritual significance of Scripture

Individual Titles

Letter and Spirit, Volume 1: Reading Salvation: Word, Worship, and the Mysteries

  • Editor: Scott W. Hahn
  • Publisher: St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 183

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Contents

  • Articles
    • "Allegory and the Interpretation of the Old Testament in the Twenty-First Century," by Robert Louis Wilken
    • "The Sacrifice of Isaac in Genesis and Hebrews: A Study in the Hermeneutic of Faith," by James Swetnam, SJ
    • "The 'Ransom for Many,' the New Exodus, and the End of the Exile: Redemption as the Restoration of All Israel (Mark 10:35:–45)," by Brant Pitre
    • "Memorial and Typology in Jewish and Christian Liturgy," by Sofia Cavalletti
    • "The Word of God in the Liturgy of the New Covenant," by Jeremy Driscoll, OSB
    • "Worship in the Word: Toward a Liturgical Hermeneutic," by Scott W. Hahn
  • Notes
    • "Rediscovering St. Thomas Aquinas As Biblical Theologian," by Christopher T. Baglow
    • "The Spiritual Sense in De Lubac's Hermeneutics of Tradition," by Marcellino D'Ambrosio
  • Tradition and Traditions
    • "To the New Student of Sacred Scripture," by Hugh of St. Victor
    • "The Sacrament of Sacred Scripture," by F. X. Durrwell, C.Sr.R.
    • "Vatican II and the Truth of Sacred Scripture," by Augustin Cardinal Bea, SJ
  • Reviews and Notices

Letter and Spirit, Volume 2: The Authority of Mystery: The Word of God and the People of God

  • Editor: Scott W. Hahn
  • Publisher: St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 248

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Contents:

  • Articles
    • "Vatican II on the Interpretation of Scripture," by Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ
    • "Inspiration and Incarnation: The Christological Analogy and the Hermeneutics of Faith," by Mary Healy
    • "The Use of Scripture in the Catechism of the Catholic Church," by John C. Cavadini
    • "Theologia Prima: The Liturgical Mystery and the Mystery of God," by David W. Fagerberg
    • "The Lord's Prayer and the New Exodus," by Brant Pitre
    • "The Authority of Mystery: The Biblical Theology of Benedict XVI," by Scott W. Hahn
  • Notes
    • "'The Lord Will Accomplish His Word': Paul's Argumentation and Use of Scripture in Romans 9:24–29," by Pablo T. Gadenz
    • "A Liturgical Approach to Hebrews 13," by James Swetnam, SJ
  • Tradition and Traditions
    • "The Ladder from Earth to Heaven," by Guigo II
    • "The Word, Scripture, and Tradition," by Hans Urs von Balthasar
    • "The Sacraments and the History of Salvation," by Jean Cardinal Daniélou, SJ
    • "The Kingdom of God and the Heavenly-Earthly Church," by Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, OP
  • Reviews and Notices

Letter and Spirit, Volume 3: The Hermeneutic of Continuity: Christ, Kingdom, and Creation

  • Editor: Scott W. Hahn
  • Publisher: St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 228

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Contents:

  • Articles
    • "The Impression of the Figure: To Know Jesus As Christ," by Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, OP
    • "The Church and the Kingdom: A Study of Their Relationship in Scripture, Tradition, and Evangelization," by Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ
    • "Redeem Your Sins by the Giving of Alms: Sin, Debt, and the 'Treasury of Merit' in Early Jewish and Christian Tradition," by Gary A. Anderson
    • "Sonship, Sacrifice, and Satisfaction: The Divine Friendship in Aquinas and the Renewal of Christian Anthropology," by Romanus Cessario, OP
    • "Divine Liturgy, Divine Love: Toward a New Understanding of Sacrifice in Christian Worship," by David W. Fagerberg
    • "Christ, Kingdom, and Creation: Davidic Christology and Ecclesiology in Luke-Acts," by Scott W. Hahn
  • Notes
    • "Covenant and the Union of Love in M. J. Scheeben's Theology of Marriage," by Michael Waldstein
    • "Rebuilding the Bridge between Theology and Exegesis: Scripture, Doctrine, and Apostolic Legitimacy," by R. R. Reno
  • Tradition and Traditions
    • "Feminine-Maternal Images of the Spirit in Early Syriac Tradition," by Emmanuel Kaniyamparampil, OCD
    • "Seven Theses on Christology and the Hermeneutic of Faith," by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
  • Reviews and Notices

Letter and Spirit, Volume 4: Temple and Contemplation: God's Presence in the Cosmos, Church, and Human Heart

  • Editor: Scott W. Hahn
  • Publisher: St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 336

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Contents:

  • Articles
    • "To See Where God Dwells: The Tabernacle, the Temple, and the Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition," by Gary A. Anderson
    • "Jesus, the New Temple, and the New Priesthood," by Brant Pitre
    • "The Rejected Stone and the Living Stones: Psalm 118:22–23 in New Testament Christology and Ecclesiology," by Michael Giesler
    • "Temple, Sign, and Sacrament: Towards a New Perspective on the Gospel of John," by Scott W. Hahn
    • "Temple, Holiness, and the Liturgy of Life in Corinthians," by Raymond Corriveau, CSsR
    • "The Indwelling of Divine Love: The Revelation of God's Abiding Presence in the Human Heart," by Thomas Dubay, SM
  • Notes
    • "Living Stones in the House of God: The Temple and the Renewal of Church Architecture," by Denis R. McNamara
    • "'The Mystery of His Will': Contemplating the Divine Plan in Ephesians," by William A. Bales
    • "'You Are Gods, Sons of the Most High': Deification and Divine Filiation in St. Cyril of Alexandria and the Early Fathers," by Daniel A. Keating
    • "Scripture, Doctrine, and Proclamation: The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Renewal of Homiletics," by John C. Cavadini
  • Tradition and Traditions
    • "The Sign of the Temple: A Meditation," by Jean Cardinal Daniélou, SJ
    • "Church, Kingdom, and the Eschatological Temple," by Yves M. J. Cardinal Congar, OP
  • Reviews and Notices

Letter and Spirit, Volume 5: Liturgy and Empire: Faith in Exile and Political Theology

  • Editor: Scott W. Hahn
  • Publisher: St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 286

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Contents:

  • Articles
    • "Liturgy and Empire: Prophetic Historiography and Faith in Exile in 1–2 Chronicles," by Scott W. Hahn
    • "Cultic Kingdoms in Conflict in the Book of Daniel," by John Bergsma
    • "Worship in the Spirit of Logos: Romans 12:1–2 and the Source and Summit of Christian Life" by Jeremy Driscoll, OSB
    • "A Liturgical Conversion of the Imagination: Worship and Ethics in 1 Corinthians," by Rodrigo J. Morales
    • "Jesus, the Messianic Banquet, and the Kingdom of God," by Brant Pitre
    • "Charity and Empire: Is Trinitarian Monotheism Violent?" by Matthew Levering
  • Notes
    • "Biblical Interpretation and Theology: Irenaeus, Modernity, and Vatican II," by Robert Barron
    • "Liturgy, Social Justice, and the Mystical Body of Christ: The Vision of Virgil Michel," by David Fagerberg
  • Tradition and Traditions
    • "Lectures on 2 Thessalonians: A New Translation," by St. Thomas Aquinas, translated by Jeremy Holmes
    • "The Two Economies of Divine Government: Satan and Christ in the New Testament and Early Christian Tradition," by Louis Bouyer
    • "The Morality of Exile: Biblical Aspects of the Theme of Faith and Politics," by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
  • Reviews and Notices

Letter and Spirit, Volume 6: For the Sake of Our Salvation: The Truth and Humility of God's Word

  • Editor: Scott W. Hahn
  • Publisher: St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 432

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Contents:

  • Articles
    • "For the Sake of Our Salvation: The Truth and Humility of God's Word," by Scott W. Hahn
    • "The Mystery of God's Word: Inspiration, Inerrancy, and the Interpretation of Scripture," by Brant Pitre
    • "Magisterial Teaching on the Inspiration and Truth of Scripture: Precedents and Prospects," by Pablo T. Gadenz
    • "Analogia Verbi: The Truth of Scripture in Rudolph Bultmann and Raymond Brown," by Michael Maria Waldstein
    • "Glory(ing) in the Humility of the Word: The Kenotic Form of Revelation in J. G. Hamann," by John R. Betz
    • "The Inspiration and Inerrancy of Scripture," by Germain Grisez
    • "The Interpenetration of Inspiration and Inerrancy as a Hermeneutic for Catholic Exegesis," by Joseph C. Atkinson
    • "Restricted Inerrancy and the 'Hermeneutic of Discontinuity,'" by Brian W. Harrison, OS
    • "Communal or Social Inspiration: A Catholic Critique," by Robert Fastiggi
    • "The Modernist Crisis and the Shifting of Catholic Views on Biblical Inspiration," by Jeffrey L. Morrow
    • "The Inspiration of Scripture: A Status Quaestionis," by Matthew Levering
  • Tradition and Traditions
    • "Divinely Inspired for Teaching Truth and Refuting Error: A Catena of Catholic Sources," by Editors
    • "The Gospels as History," by Thomas McGovern
    • "Verbum Dei Incarnatum and Verbum Dei Scriptum in the Fathers," by J. H. Creban, SJ
    • "'As I Break Bread for You': St. Augustine's Method in Preaching," by Thomas F. Stransky, CSP
    • "The Limits of Biblical Inerrancy," by Peter Paul Zerafa, OP
    • "Vatican II and the Truth of Scared Scripture," by Augustin Cardinal Bea, SJ
    • "Sacred Scripture and the Errors of the 'New' Exegesis," by Paul Cardinal Taguchi
    • "Holy Scripture and the Science of Faith," by Romano Guardini

Letter and Spirit, Volume 7: The Bible and the Church Fathers: The Liturgical Context of Patristic Exegesis

  • Editor: Scott W. Hahn
  • Publisher: St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
  • Publication Date: 2012

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Contents:

  • Articles
    • "Cures of the Soul and Correction of Heart: Pope Leo the Great on the Healing Power of Holy Week," by J. Mark Armitage
    • "Patristic Interpretation of Scripture within God's Story of Creation and Redemption," by William S. Kurz, SJ
    • "Anamnesis and Allegory in Ambrose's De sacramentis and De mysteriis," by Christine E. Wood
    • "'The Yoke of Servitude': Christian Non-Observance of the Law's Cultic Precepts in Patristic Sources," by Michael Patrick Barber
    • "Scriptural and Sacramental Signs: Augustine's Answer to Faustus," by Matthew Levering
    • "Scripture, Worship, and Liturgy in the Thought of St. Basil the Great," by Stephen M. Hildebrand
    • "Patristic Exegesis and the Liturgy: Medieval Ressourcement and the Development of Baptism," by Owen M. Phelan
    • "Psalm 22 in Syriac Tradition," by Stephen D. Ryan, OP
    • "Interiority and Extroversion in Biblical Trinitarian Faith in Augustine's De Trinitate," by Khaled Anatolios
    • "Patristic Biblical Hermeneutics in Joseph Ratzinger's Jesus of Nazareth," by William M. Wright IV
    • "Vicarious Representation," by Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), translated by Jared Wicks, SJ

Product Details

  • Title: Letter and Spirit
  • Editor: Scott W. Hahn
  • Publisher: St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
  • Volumes: 7

About Scott W. Hahn

Scott W. Hahn is the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Additionally, he has served as the professor of theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville since 1990. Dr. Han is a popular speaker who has delivered hundreds of talks on Scripture and the Catholic faith, and a bestselling author of several books.