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Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church

Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church

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By (author) Scott Hahn

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  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
  • Format: Hardback | 159 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 213mm x 20mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 030759081X
  • ISBN 13: 9780307590817
  • Sales rank: 66,518

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From the bestselling author of The Lamb's Supper and Signs of Life comes an illuminating work that unlocks the many mysteries of the Catholic sacrament of the Eucharist. Long before the New Testament was a document, it was a sacrament. Jesus called the Eucharist by the name Christians subsequently gave to the latter books of the Holy Bible. It was the "New Covenant," the "New Testament," in his blood. Christians later extended the phrase to cover the books produced by the apostles and their companions; but they did so because these were the books that could be read at Mass. This simple and demonstrable historical fact has enormous implications for the way we read the Bible. In "Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist" in the Early Church, Dr. Scott Hahn undertakes an examination of some of Christianity's most basic terms to discover what they meant to the sacred authors, the apostolic preachers, and their first hearers. Moreover, at a time when the Church is embarking on a New Evangelization he draws lessons for Christians today to help solidify their understanding of the why it is Catholics do what Catholics do. Anyone acquainted with the rich body of writing that flows so inspiringly from the hand and heart of Dr. Hahn knows that he brings profound personal insight to his demonstrated theological expertise," writes Cardinal Donald Wuerl in the foreword to the book. "Consuming the Word" continues in that illustrious tradition. It brings us a powerful and welcome guide as we take our place in the great and challenging work in sharing the Good News.

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DR. SCOTT W. HAHN holds the Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990, and is the Founder and President of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was appointed as the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Dr. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books including "The Lamb's Supper," "Reasons to Believe, " and "Rome Sweet Home "(co-authored with his wife, Kimberly) and is editor of the" Ignatius Catholic Study Bible" and" Letter & Spirit: A Catholic Journal of Biblical Theology. "Some of his most recent books are "Many Are Called," "Hope for Hard Times," "The Catholic Bible Dicti"onary, and "Signs of Life. "He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.

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"Scott Hahn has a well-earned reputation as a vivid guide to the Word of God. That skill is elegantly on display here. "Consuming the Word" is erudite and accessible, rich in content and lucid in style -- an engaging read for anyone who seeks to better understand the profound interplay of Scripture, Liturgy and the role of the Church in Christian life." Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia "With words that are both accessible and erudite, Dr. Scott Hahn introduces us anew to the Eternal Word of the New Testament, a word that is given to us, not simply as a text in a book, but as the living and real presence of the Lord Jesus himself." Very Reverend Robert Barron, author of "Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith " "In "Consuming the Word," Scott Hahn brings his trilogy on the Bible and the Mass to a brilliant climax. In it, he serves up a veritable feast of insights into the real meaning of the "New Testament," the ancient Christian Eucharist, the Sacraments, the Canon of Scripture, the Lectionary, the Truth of the Bible, the importance of Tradition, and much, much more. If you want to deepen your hunger for the Word of God in Scripture and Word made flesh in the Eucharist, then this is the book for you." - Brant Pitre, author of "Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist" "I have known about Scott Hahn since he, as an Evangelical minister, brought my brother into his community to express his concern about my becoming a Roman Catholic in 1978. His Romanization years later blessed my heart, as I saw a new generation of Catholic converts from the Evangelical world. Since then I have been most impressed by the scholarship and love of scripture he brought into his Catholic life and ministry. I am blessed to count him as a friend. This newest offering reflects the strong connection between the authority of the scriptures and the Church that confronts and challenges anyone on a similar journey into t

Table of contents

Contents Foreword Preface Chapter 1: The Sacrament of the Scroll Chapter 2: Before the Book Chapter 3: The New Testament in the New Testament Chapter 4: The New Testament After the New Testament Chapter 5: The Original Setting of the New Testament Chapter 6: The Church of the New Testament Chapter 7: The Old Testament in the New Testament Chapter 8: The Canon of the New Testament Chapter 9: The New Testament and the Lectionary Chapter 10: Trusting the Testaments: The Truth and Humility of the Word Chapter 11: The New Testament and Christian Doctrine Chapter 12: The Mysterious Plan in the New Testament Chapter 13: The Sacramentality of Scripture Chapter 14: The Testament at the Heart of the Church Chapter 15: Coming Full Circle Acknowledgments