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


St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology 2009

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Letter and Spirit is a journal of Catholic biblical theology that seeks to foster a deeper conversation on Sacred Scripture. It aims to address 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, vol. 5: Liturgy and Empire: Faith in Exile and Political Theology 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.

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Key Features

  • Explores many facets of the Christian living in exile
  • Examines liturgical consciousness in the book of Daniel
  • Shows the transformation of exile as God’s people become able to see his plan more clearly


  • 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
    • “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
  • Reviews and Notices

Product Details

  • Title: Letter and Spirit, vol. 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

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. Hahn is a popular speaker who has delivered hundreds of talks on Scripture and the Catholic faith, and he is bestselling author of several books.