Letter & Spirit, Vol. 5: Liturgy and Empire: Faith in Exile and Political Theology
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Letter & Spirit is a journal of Catholic biblical theology for the new millennium. It seeks to foster deeper understanding of sacred Scripture and the divine liturgy of the Church.
Letter & Spirit, Vol. 5: Liturgy and Empire: Faith in Exile and Political Theology features important new works by Scott Hahn, Brant Pitre, Matthew Levering, and Robert Barron, among others. The issue explores the biblical themes of Church and State, idolatry and power, religion and violence, worship and sacrifice, the Kingdom of God, and the Eucharist. Highlights include Hahn’s new essay on the “prophetic historiography” of 1 and 2 Chronicles and Pitre’s essay on “Jesus, the Messianic Banquet, and the Kingdom of God.” The journal, which always seeks to reprint classic texts alongside groundbreaking new works, includes a new translation of St. Thomas Aquinas’ “Lectures on 2 Thessalonians,” translated for the first time in English. Also included is an influential essay by Louis Bouyer on “Satan and Christ in the New Testament and Early Tradition.” The volume concludes with a classic homily by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) on the “morality of exile.”
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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.
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.