For the Sake of Our Salvation: The Truth and Humility of God's Word

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Scott Hahn
Emmaus Road Publishing, Feb 22, 2011 - Bible - 432 pages
This is the sixth annual volume of the remarkably popular journal of biblical theology edited by Scott Hahn and his St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. This volume features an all-star lineup tackling one of the most controversial and important subjects in biblical scholarship the inspiration and truth of Sacred Scripture. What does it mean to say that Scripture is "the Word of God"? Are there "errors" in Scripture? These are some of the questions addressed in important new works by Hahn, Brant Pitre, Pablo Gadenz, Michael Waldstein, John Betz, and Germain Grisez. Highlights include Hahn's new essay on the "the truth and humility of God's Word" and Gadenz's authoritative review of the Catholic teaching on the "inerrancy" of Scripture. This volume also includes a never-before-translated essay by Romano Guardini, "Holy Scripture and the Science of Faith."

From the Editors' introduction: " The widespread erosion in the assumption that Scripture is the true Word of God forms the broader context for the articles and studies in this volume of Letter & Spirit. As we see it, the work we present in these pages is no ivory tower exercise. It is no exaggeration to say that at stake in this discussion is the future of the identity of the Church and the mission of the Word incarnate. If the Scriptures cannot be trusted to communicate the truth about God and his saving message, if they do not bring us to the encounter with the living God who speaks his Word, then it must be asked: what is the meaning and purpose of the Church?"


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The Truth and Humility of Gods Word
Inspiration Inerrancy and the Interpretation of Scripture
Magisterial Teaching on the Inspiration and Truth of Scripture Precedents and Prospects
The Truth of Scripture in Rudolf Bultmann and Raymond Brown
The Kenotic Form of Revelation in J G Hamann
The Inspiration and Inerrancy of Scripture
The Interpenetration of Inspiration and Inerrancy as a Hermeneutic for Catholic Exegesis
Restricted Inerrancy and the Hermeneutic Of Discontinuity
A Status Quaestionis
A Catena of Catholic Sources
The Gospels as History
Verbum Dei Incarnatum and Verbum Dei Scriptum in the Fathers
St Augustines Method in Preaching
The Limits of Biblical Inerrancy
Vatican II and the Truth of Sacred Scripture
Sacred Scripture and the Errors of the New Exegesis

Communal or Social Inspiration A Catholic Critique
The Modernist Crisis and the Shifting of Catholic Views on Biblical Inspiration
Holy Scripture and the Science of Faith

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About the author (2011)

Scott Hahn, an internationally renowned Catholic lecturer & apologist, is a professor of theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. His books include "A Father Who Keeps His Promises", "Rome, Sweet Home", the best-selling story, coauthored with his wife, of their conversion to Catholicism, & most recently, "The Lamb's Supper". He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.

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