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


St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology 2010

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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 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, 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

  • Examines the mystery of the Sacred Scriptures as the Word of God
  • Speaks on how to read the Bible as truth, rather than ancient text
  • Illustrates the contemporary, religious and spiritual significance of Scripture


  • 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,’rdquo; by Brian W. Harrison
    • “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
    • “‘As I Break Bread for You’: St. Augustine’s Method in Preaching,” by Thomas F. Stransky
    • “The Limits of Biblical Inerrancy,” by Peter Paul Zerafa
    • “Vatican II and the Truth of Scared Scripture,” by Augustin Cardinal Bea
    • “Sacred Scripture and the Errors of the ‘New’ Exegesis,” by Paul Cardinal Taguchi
    • “Holy Scripture and the Science of Faith,” by Romano Guardini

Product Details

  • Title: Letter and Spirit, vol. 6: For the Sake of Our Salvation: The Truth and Humility of God’s Word
  • Editor First: Scott W. Hahn
  • Publisher: St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 432

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.