Liturgy and Empire: Faith in Exile and Political Theology

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Scott W. Hahn, David Scott
Emmaus Road Publishing, 2009 - Bible - 286 pages
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This is the fifth 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 important new works by 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, this time includes a new translation of St. Thomas Aquinas' Lectures on 2 Thessaloniansthe first time this work has been translated into English. Also included are an influential work 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, now Pope Benedict XVI on the morality of exile.
 

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Contents

Prophetic Historiography and Faith in Exile in 12 Chronicles
13
Cultic Kingdoms in Conflict in the Book of Daniel
51
Romans 1212 and the Source and Summit of Christian Life
77
Worship and Ethics in 1 Corinthians
103
Jesus the Messianic Banquet and the Kingdom of God
125
Is Trinitarian Monotheism Violent?
155
Notes
173
The Vision of Virgil Michel
193
Tradition Traditions
211
Satan and Christ in the New Testament and Early Christian Tradition
239
Biblical Aspects of the Theme of Faith and Politics
265
Reviews Notices
269
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Scott Hahn, Ph.D., an internationally renowned Catholic lecturer and author, is professor of Scripture and theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and holds the Cardinal Laghi Chair at the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Hahn is also founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and chairman of Catholics United for the Faith.

David Scott is the author of The Elements of Zen

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