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Letter & Spirit, Vol. 7: The Bible and the Church Fathers: by Owen M. Phelan,Stephen D. Ryan,Michael Patrick

By Owen M. Phelan,Stephen D. Ryan,Michael Patrick Barber,Christine E. Wood,Stephen M. Hilderbrand,Matthew Levering,Scott Hahn,William S. Kurz,J. Mark Armitage,Scott Hahn

this can be the 7th annual quantity of the remarkably renowned magazine of biblical theology edited by way of Scott Hahn and his St. Paul heart for Biblical Theology. This quantity responds to the decision of Pope Benedict XVI in his Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini for a considerate go back to the Fathers of the Church and the way they approached Sacred Scripture. this isn't by any means to jettison historical-critical tools and the dear insights that smooth biblical scholarship has dropped at gentle. it's just to recognize what Pope Benedict demands, a measured go back to the interpretive equipment hired through the Church Fathers in addition to the theology that flowed from their exegetical labors. As he stated, “The Church Fathers current a theology that also has nice worth this day simply because at its middle is the examine of sacred Scripture as an entire. certainly, the Fathers are basically and primarily commentators on sacred Scripture.” Highlights comprise unique articles via Fr. William Kurtz, SJ, Matthew Levering, Father Stephen Ryan, OP, Stephen Hildebrand, Owen Phelan, and Michael Barber, in addition to an unique translation of Joseph Ratzinger’s (Pope Benedict XVI) foundational essay “Vicarious illustration” through Father Jared Wicks, SJ.

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