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
Letter and Spirit, vol. 1: Reading Salvation: Word, Worship, and the Mysteries 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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“Allegory is the Church’s love affair with the Bible.” (Page 11)
“When proclaimed in the Church’s liturgy, Scripture is intended to ‘actualize’ what is proclaimed—to bring the believer into living contact with the mirabilia Dei, the mighty saving works of God in the Old and New Testament.” (Pages 133–134)
“In spite of its many accomplishments, a strictly historical approach to the Bible is incapable of receiving the Bible as Bible.” (Page 20)
“Paul says that the things that took place in ancient times and recorded in the Old Testament were ‘written for our instruction.’ What a text says about past events and persons is an integral part of what they mean, but the interpretation is never exhausted by the original meaning. These things happened ‘for us.’ The text belongs to a world that is not defined solely by its historical referent.” (Pages 12–13)
“Scripture from the start has always been proclaimed and interpreted in order to anticipate a liturgical act—baptism or the Eucharist, for instance—by which the hearer of the Word is granted entry into the salvation promised in the Scripture. There would be no Bible without the liturgy and there could be no liturgy without the Bible.” (Page 7)
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.