Covenant and Communion: The Biblical Theology of Pope Benedict XVI [NOOK Book]

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"Hahn here renders an important service in so clearly setting forth the hermeneutical principles, biblical framework, and doctrinal positions of Pope Benedict XVI, arguably the world's most important contemporary theologian. The parallels between the biblical theology of the pope and of evangelicals, together with their respective attempts to interpret Scripture theologically in an age marked by modern biblical criticism, are particularly ...
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Covenant and Communion: The Biblical Theology of Pope Benedict XVI

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Overview

"Hahn here renders an important service in so clearly setting forth the hermeneutical principles, biblical framework, and doctrinal positions of Pope Benedict XVI, arguably the world's most important contemporary theologian. The parallels between the biblical theology of the pope and of evangelicals, together with their respective attempts to interpret Scripture theologically in an age marked by modern biblical criticism, are particularly fascinating."--Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Wheaton College and Graduate School

"A compelling manuduction right into the very core of Pope Benedict XVI's theological vision. In this clearly written and cogently argued essay, Hahn makes a convincing and highly pertinent case for what Pope Benedict holds to be the crucial challenge for the Church and theology today--the reunification, and thereby the renewal, of exegesis theologically conceived and theology exegetically grounded. Theologically insightful and surefooted, this book is one of the best and certainly the most timely and urgent among the recent introductions to the theology of Pope Benedict XVI."--Reinhard Hütter, Duke Divinity School

"As a Protestant biblical scholar, I found Hahn's exposition of Pope Benedict's biblical theology both informative and inspiring. In spite of differences, Protestants need to read this book to understand how deeply we can agree on the primacy of Christ and the Word. Through Hahn, I have a new appreciation for the mind and heart of Pope Benedict."--Tremper Longman III, Westmont College

"This lucid exposition introduces the reader to Benedict's understanding of historical criticism, faith and reason, typology, covenant, sacrifice, liturgy, and a variety of other topics. The book beautifully models what for Pope Benedict is the central task of theology: it leads believers into a real participation in the mystery of faith."--Hans Boersma, Regent College

"This is essential reading for any informed Catholic. I have been waiting for someone to expand and bring together the conclusion that Pope Benedict XVI brings to us in his powerful book Jesus of Nazareth. This is a very important book for all Catholics, clergy, religious, and laity alike."--Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR

"This is an extraordinary book. More than an introduction to Ratzinger/Benedict's theology--although it is this as well--Hahn's marvelous book provides an introduction to biblical exegesis, Catholic theology, and ultimately to the life of discipleship itself. This is a book for all readers, a rich feast of spiritual and intellectual transformation."--Matthew Levering, University of Dayton

"Even when one disagrees with some of his conclusions, Benedict's insights, as well as his engagement with critical scholarship, offer a wealth of reflection. In this remarkable book, Hahn has drawn out the central themes of Benedict's teaching in a highly readable summary. An eminently useful guide for introducing the thought of an important theologian of our time."--Michael S. Horton, Westminster Seminary California
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441205230
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 581,677
  • File size: 276 KB

Meet the Author

Scott W. Hahn (PhD, Marquette University) is professor of theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville and holds the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary. Founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, he is the author of over twenty books, including Covenant and Communion, The Lamb's Supper, Reasons to Believe, and Kinship by Covenant, and coauthor of Rome Sweet Home. Hahn is also the general editor of the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, The Catholic Bible Dictionary, and Letter and Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology.
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Table of Contents

1. Ignorance of Scripture Is Ignorance of Christ: The Theological Project of Joseph Ratzinger
2. The Critique of Criticism: Beginning the Search for a New Theological Synthesis
3. The Hermeneutic of Faith: Critical and Historical Foundations for a Biblical Theology
4. The Spiritual Science of Theology: Its Mission and Method in the Life of the Church
5. Reading God's Testament to Humankind: Biblical Realism, Typology, and the Inner Unity of Revelation
6. The Theology of the Divine Economy: Covenant, Kingdom, and the History of Salvation
7. The Embrace of Salvation: Mystagogy and the Transformation of Sacrifice
8. The Cosmic Liturgy: The Eucharistic Kingdom and the World as Temple
9. The Authority of Mystery: The Beauty and Necessity of the Theologian's Task
Indexes
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  • Posted February 14, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Scott Hahn does it again.

    Reading anything by Scott Hahn draws me deaper into understanding the Hebrew and Christian Testaments. Covenant and Communion is an even richer tool for understanding the Scriptures because Scott applies his theological and scholarly skills to Pope Benedict's phenomenal knowledge, understanding and love of the Bible.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 8, 2012

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    I think that Scott Hahn does a great job in exploring Pope Bened

    I think that Scott Hahn does a great job in exploring Pope Benedict's 'biblical theology.' Overall, the only issue I could find with the book, which indeed may be minor, is that it some of it is based on the Pope's writings before he became Pope. So it was composed before the Pope completed his 'triology' on Jesus of Nazareth. It also does not include Benedict XVI's reflection "On the Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church". In other words, though I think Hahns points and conclusions are legitimate, accurate and informative - such that he may very well have arrived at them even if the aforementioned documents had been taken into account - they are also chronologically incomplete. That being said, this is a most worthy and informative read. I hope for and look forward to a future, second edition of the book which incoporates the Pope's later writings into account.

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

    Scott Hahn does a great job!

    Excellent book about Pope Benedict's biblical theology. I recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith from Benedict's perspective.

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