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Catholic for a Reason III: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mass


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From Genesis to Revelation, Catholic for a Reason III: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mass explores the biblical roots of the Mass and the practical ways in which the mystery of the Eucharist affects our everyday lives.

Catholic for a Reason III includes essays by prominent Catholic scholars and apologists, including Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn, Curtis Martin, Curtis Mitch, and Edward Sri.

This volume will help Catholics and non-Catholics alike develop a better understanding of the Church, and the Mass. The Logos Bible Software edition of Catholic for a Reason III: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mass is designed to bring you a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith and its traditions. 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. In addition, you can perform powerful searches by topic and find what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say about the subject—making this book ideal for Catholic studies.

  • Addresses various Catholic traditions
  • Provides a biblical basis for Catholic doctrines and theology
  • Explores the biblical roots of Mass
  • A Biblical Walk through the Mass
  • The Mass and the Synoptic Gospels
  • Come Again? The Real Presence as Parousia
  • He Died Once, but His Sacrifice Lives On: The Mass as Sacrifice
  • From Jewish Passover to Christian Eucharist; The Todah Sacrifice as Backdrop for the Last Supper
  • Time for Liturgy: “Appointed Times” in Judaism and Christianity
  • The Eucharist in the Apostolic Church
  • The Mass and the Apocalypse
  • The Difference Jesus Makes: The Eucharist and Christian Living
  • The Mass and Evangelization
  • Suffering and the Mass: The Great Exchange
  • A Marriage Made in Heaven: Eucharist and Marital Communion
This third volume . . . will provide for the reader much food for prayerful reflection, much of which will, I hope, take place before the tabernacle. The content of this volume will surely nourish the ‘WOW,’ which should abide in the heart of every disciple of Christ, so that our amazement in the face of the Eucharistic mystery, as well as our human capacity for wonder, might be stirred.

—Robert C. Morlino, bishop of Madison, WI

An excellent text for study groups or for personal formation in the theology and spirituality of the Eucharist. Each chapter is engaging and easy to read, yet solidly and comprehensively presents the Mass and the Eucharist, showing their scriptural foundation from Jewish roots through apostolic times, and unfolding their meaning for Christian living in the present, on to the future parousia. The meaning of the Eucharist is explored regarding Real Presence, sacrifice, evangelization, suffering, and marital communion. This is a book one can read for inspiration, yet return to frequently to review and study, finding applications for one’s daily life as well as insight for better participation in the Mass and in Eucharist devotion.

Thomas Acklin, director of counseling, St. Vincent Seminary

  • Title: Catholic for a Reason III: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mass
  • Editors: Scott Hahn and Regis J. Flaherty
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 203

Scott Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Hundreds of these talks have been produced on audio and video by St. Joseph Communications. His talks have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics reembrace the Catholic faith. He is currently a professor of theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and he’s the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was appointed Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books, including The Lamb’s Supper, Reasons to Believe, and Rome Sweet Home. Scott received his BA in theology, philosophy, and economics from Grove City College, Pennsylvania, his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and his PhD in biblical theology from Marquette University. He entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986.

Regis J. Flaherty is editor-in-chief of Emmaus Road Publishing. He is the author of Catholic Customs: A Fresh Look at Traditional Practices, coauthor of The How to Book of Catholic Devotions, and coeditor of The World’s First Christmas. He is also a frequent speaker on the topic of lay spirituality and teaches premarriage classes together with his wife, Libbie.


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    Digital list price: $14.99
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