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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. 3: The Hermeneutic of Continuity: Christ, Kingdom, and Creation 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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  • Provides a thorough definition of hermeneutic continuity
  • Depicts the continuity between the old and new Covenants
  • Describes truth in regard to faith and Scripture, as symphonic rather than monological
  • Articles
    • “The Impression of the Figure: To Know Jesus As Christ,” by Christoph Cardinal Schönborn
    • “The Church and the Kingdom: A Study of Their Relationship in Scripture, Tradition, and Evangelization,” by Avery Cardinal Dulles
    • “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
    • “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
    • “Seven Theses on Christology and the Hermeneutic of Faith,” by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
  • Reviews and Notices

Top Highlights

“All things must pass through the hypostatic union before they are of any use to us.” (Page 95)

“the obediential potency of human nature for completion in God” (Page 76)

“the order of nature remains distinct from and enjoys no claim upon the supernatural” (Page 77)

Imago Dei relates directly to our capacity to love God.” (Page 73)

“Christ’s kingship or lordship implies a community over which he reigns—in other words, a kingdom. Conversely, the concept of the kingdom always implies a king.” (Page 24)

  • Title: Letter and Spirit, vol. 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

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


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