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October 4, 2008 - 8:09 AM EDT
"Did not our hearts burn within he opened up to us the Scriptures?"
—Luke 24:32
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Missing Linck
This Month's Letter From Dr. Scott Hahn

Father Joe Linck: God knew exactly what he was doing
A Tribute to Fr. Linck by Mike Aquilina

Click Here for more information about Fr. Joseph Linck.

The Gospel According To Saint Paul
A Six Week Bible Study

Biblical Reflections on the Sunday Readings

  ** NEW **  Living on the Vine  

Get ready for next weekend's Masses with our biblical reflections on the readings for October 05, 2008, the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeAudio also available.

También disponible en español
'Vivir en la Viña'

SINCE YOU ASKED...  Dr. Hahn on the Holy Spirit
Those who are interested in what Dr. Hahn has written about the Holy Spirit may read an online version of the revised and expanded chapter from First Comes Love (pp.152-174), including Sources and References (pp. 201-213). Posted here with the kind permission of Doubleday Random House.

ALSO AVAILABLE... A selection of Dr. Hahn's scholarly articles. (updated November 27, 2007)

You can now search the Audio Resource section of our website by Speaker, Event or Topic.  Click Here to begin listening.

Build your career while you build your faith by discovering the balance and insight of one of history's greatest workers--St. Ignatius--founder of the Jesuits.

Literally designed and written to be used in short breaks from work, there are three prompts following each meditation to help you apply St. Ignatius's teaching to interpersonal issues, stress, office politics, goal setting, moral issues, and more.

Answering the New Atheism $12.95 
(by Dr. Scott Hahn & Benjamin Wiker)

NEW * The Master Key: Pope Benedict XVI's Theology of Covenant
Read this article by Stephen Pimentel, taking a look at our Holy Father's covenant theology and why this will be his legacy for the Church.

NEW * Feasts of Faith January Conference
Motivated to go beyond Dr. Hahn's books? Check out the details of this 5th annual Biblical Studies conference in southern California, January 19-20, 2008.

The 3rd annual volume of Letter & Spirit, our remarkably popular journal of biblical theology is now available. Read here for further details...

Chosen & Cherished interview
Listen to Kimberly Hahn's interview with Chris Cash as she describes her goals for her four-part Life-Nurturing Love series, particularly the first installment Chosen & Cherished .

Synod of Bishops on the Word of God (2008)
Review our selection of quotations from the documents and interventions of the 2008 Synod of Bishops on the Word of God in the Church--edited and arranged to highlight issues of special concern to the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.

TWO new Aquilina books 
SPC Vice President, Mike Aquilina, has a new title--The Resilient Church: The Glory, the Shame, and the Hope for Tomorrow--as well as a newly expanded edition of his classic, Mass of the Early Christians. Visit our bookstore for titles by all of our fellows.

Archbishop Gomez Begins Spanish Broadcasts on Sunday Mass Readings  
Archbishop José  H. Gomez of San Antonio, Texas has begun weekly Spanish-language radio broadcasts of Al Partir el Pan, popular biblical reflections on the Sunday Mass readings produced by the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. [Read more...]

New Book by Dr. Hahn
Reasons to Believe
is now available through our bookstore! This book unravels mysteries, corrects misunderstandings, and offers thoughtful, straightforward responses to common objections about the Catholic fatih.

Understanding the Scriptures Audio Lessons
One of Dr. Hahn’s former students, Carson Weber--director of adult faith formation at St. Mary’s Church in Brenham, Texas--started teaching Understanding the Scriptures as a weekly course for his parishioners. About 85 people come every week, including some people from surrounding parishes and even some Protestants (the picture above is the Wednesday night group).

Weber has been recording these sessions and making them available online. Click here to listen to them right at your computer or download them as a podcast to take with you. Each class runs about 80 minutes. The entire course will be 30 sessions: one for each chapter of the book. They are currently on chapter 20 with a new class posting each week.

Kingdom and Church in Luke-Acts
Now available online, this article by Dr. Scott Hahn addresses a gap in scholarship on Luke’s understanding of Christ’s identity and his understanding of the Church. Hahn argues that the Old Testament understanding of the Davidic kingdom is the basis for Luke’s presentation of Jesus’ kingship and kingdom. He argues further that "the Davidic royal Christology of Luke’s Gospel sets the stage for his development of a Davidic kingdom ecclesiology in Acts." (citation information)

See more articles on the Gospel of Luke.

The Latest Additions to our Resource Library -- the largest collection of Catholic biblical-theology resources on the web!

 * On our Early Christian History and Background page:

Source Book for Ancient Church History from the Apostolic Age to the Close of the Conciliar Period (1913).  Collects primary texts in English translation, arranged by themes within the various periods. The book begins with Tacitus on Nero’s persecution and continues to the seventh ecumenical council, so we’re talking about the entire patristic era. The author is Joseph Cullen Ayer, Jr., Ph.D., professor in the divinity school of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. A good introduction to the history and the sources.


 * On our Church Fathers -- Studies page and also on our Wisdom Books page:

A Comparative Study of the Commentaries on the Song of Songs by Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, and Bernard of Clairvaux.  By David Solomon, editor of the excellent Gregory of Nyssa homepage.  See also Solomon's:

- Secular and Ecclesiastical References in Gregory of Nyssa's Commentary on the Song of Songs
- A List of Important Words in Gregory of Nyssa's Commentary on the Song of Songs



Gregory the Great's Commentary on the Song of Songs

Translated by Cassian DelCogliano, OCSO, of St. Joseph's Abbey.

Letter and Spirit: Journal of the St. Paul Center for Biblical TheologyListen to Top Lectures in Biblical Theology!
Now, you can listen to some of the finest lectures in biblical theology -- at our sister site,  You can download audio files from last fall's Letter & Spirit Conference, "Word, Worship, and the Mysteries." [Read More]

Justification Paper
Sola Gratia, Solo Christo: The Roman Catholic Doctrine of Justification by Richard A. White, is a look at the Catholic understanding of justification from the perspective of an evangelical protestant. A standard finally available online, Dr. Hahn has recommended this to countless students and seekers over the last twenty years. 

Check out Dr. Hahn's latest, Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace -- is now available, and Mike Aqulina's expanded edition to his popular work, The Fathers of the Church.

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