The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth

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Crown Publishing Group, Jun 18, 2002 - Religion - 192 pages
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Bestselling author Scott Hahn sheds new light on the Mass, offering readers a deeper appreciation of the most familiar of Catholic rituals .

Of all things Catholic, there is nothing that is so familiar as the Mass. With its unchanging prayers, the Mass fits Catholics like their favorite clothes. Yet most Catholics sitting in the pews on Sundays fail to see the powerful supernatural drama that enfolds them. Pope John Paul II described the Mass as "Heaven on Earth," explaining that what "we celebrate on Earth is a mysterious participation in the heavenly liturgy."
The Lamb’s Supper reveals a long-lost secret of the Church: The early Christians' key to understanding the mysteries of the Mass was the New Testament Book of Revelation. With its bizarre imagery, its mystic visions of heaven, and its end-of-time prophecies, Revelation mirrors the sacrifice and celebration of the Eucharist.

Beautifully written, in clear direct language, bestselling Catholic author Scott Hahn's new book will help readers see the Mass with new eyes, pray the liturgy with a renewed heart, and enter into the Mass more fully, enthusiastically, intelligently, and powerfully than ever before.
 

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This product is illuminating!

User Review  - sweetnsassy - Christianbook.com

The author presents a thoughtful and intelligent analysis of his own search for answers. Dr. Hahn provides bibilical evidence for his conclusions. Dr. Hahn also clearly states when his conlusions are ... Read full review

Fantastic expanation of both the Mass and Rev

User Review  - Regina Z - Christianbook.com

This is a wonderful comparison between the Mass/Liturgy and what the book of Revelation is all about. It also gives a great history of worship in the early church. Read full review

Contents

What I Found at My First Mass
7
The Story of Sacrifice
14
THREE
90
Judgment Day His Mercy Is Scary
104
THREE
146
FOUR
155
Sources and References
164
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SCOTT 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 he 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 Reasons to Believe, and Rome Sweet Home (coauthored with his wife, Kimberly), and is editor of the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible and Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology. Some of his most recent books are Many Are Called, Consuming the Word, The Catholic Bible Dictionary, and Signs of Life. He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.

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