Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology have joined with biblical scholars around the world to bring about the first new Catholic biblical theology journal of the third millennium, Letter & Spirit.
David Scott, managing editor of the journal and acclaimed author of The Catholic Passion (Loyola, 2005) writes in his introduction to the inaugural issue that Letter & Spirit is a response to what “some have gone so far as to describe as a ‘crisis’ in contemporary understanding of the Bible.”
“Indeed,” Scott continues, “we would suggest that a failure to think straight about the Bible risks confounding our worship…and rendering uncertain the Church’s witness to the culture and to other believers.” Letter & Spirit works to counteract the separation of the literary and historical study of Scripture from its living, spiritual meaning in Church liturgy and Tradition.
The inaugural issue of Letter & Spirit—with “Reading Scripture: Word, Worship, and the Mysteries” as its theme—boasts such contributors as James Swetnam, SJ, Robert Louis Wilken, Sofia Cavalletti, Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, Brant Pitre, Christopher T. Baglow, Marcellino D’Ambrosio, and other noteworthy biblical scholars. Alongside these contemporary offerings, a “Tradition and Traditions” section highlights the writings of Hugh of St. Victor, Augustin Cardinal Bea, SJ, and F. X. Durrwell. Scott Hahn is both a contributor and the general editor of the series.
About the Series: Letter & Spirit seeks to foster a deeper conversation about the Bible. This new journal of biblical theology, published in collaboration with Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, takes a crucial step toward recovering the fundamental link between the literary and historical study of Scripture and its religious and spiritual meaning in the Church’s liturgy and Tradition.
Published annually, issues of the Letter & Spirit journal will be available in retail outlets nationwide, without a subscription, making the series easily accessible to clergy, students, and laity as a resource for both academic and personal study. To order, call Emmaus Road Publishing at (800)398-5470 or visit www.emmausroad.org.
About the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology: Located in Steubenville, Ohio, the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology is a non-profit research and educational institute that promotes life-transforming Scripture study in the Catholic tradition. The Letter & Spirit journal is part of the Center’s Letter & Spirit Project, which publishes books on key biblical themes from literary, historical, and theological perspectives.