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"Did not our hearts burn within he opened up to us the Scriptures?"
—Luke 24:32
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'Understanding the Scriptures' - A Major Publishing Event

The St. Paul Center announces an important milestone in its mission to advance biblical literacy among lay Catholics and biblical fluency for priests and seminarians. 

Dr. Scott Hahn's Understanding the Scriptures: A Complete Course on Bible Study is a 560-page, lavishly illustrated, comprehensive introduction to reading the Bible from the heart of the Church.

This is perhaps my most important book," Dr. Hahn said. "I hope this book will find its way into the hands of every Catholic - especially high school students for whom it was principally written."

Understanding the Scriptures is the only book of its kind.

Dr. Hahn guides readers through the Bible book-by-book, explaining key events, characters and difficult passages. He shows how each book "fits" into the grand story of salvation that is being unfolded in the pages of Scripture.

Along the way, he identifies how the biblical texts are used and interpreted in the Church's magisterial teachings and liturgy.

The book also provides a detailed introduction to authentic Catholic teaching on such questions:

* how was the Bible written?

* how does the Church interpret the Bible?

* what is salvation history?

* why are "covenants" so important to the biblical story?

Each of the book's 30 chapters concludes with a study section, that suggests additional readings, and important vocabulary terms, study and review questions, practical exercises, and references to relevant selections from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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