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Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church


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From the bestselling author of The Lamb's Supper and Signs of Life comes an illuminating work that unlocks the many mysteries of the Catholic sacrament of the Eucharist.

Long before the New Testament was a document, it was a sacrament. Jesus called the Eucharist by the name Christians subsequently gave to the latter books of the Holy Bible. It was the "New Covenant," the "New Testament," in his blood. Christians later extended the phrase to cover the books produced by the apostles and their companions; but they did so because these were the books that could be read at Mass. This simple and demonstrable historical fact has enormous implications for the way we read the Bible. In Breaking the Bread: A Fresh Approach to the New Testament, Dr. Scott Hahn looks closely at the Road to Emmaus story in the Gospel of Luke as well as at the practices of the early Church to draw lessons for Christians today--lessons for using the Bible in prayer, studying the Bible in fellowship with others, applying scripture to the moral life, and so much more.



About the Author

SCOTT HAHN holds the Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at Saint Vincent Seminary (Latrobe, Pennsylvania) and is also professor of theology and scripture at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. An internationally renowned lecturer, Hahn is founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and editor of the Center's academic journal, Letter & Spirit. He is the author of a dozen books, including The Lamb's Supper; Hail, Holy Queen; and Swear to God. His scholarly articles have appeared in various academic journals, including the Journal of Biblical Literature, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and Currents in Biblical Research.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1: The Sacrament of the Scroll

Chapter 2: Before the Book

Chapter 3: The New Testament in the New Testament

Chapter 4: The New Testament After the New Testament

Chapter 5: The Original Setting of the New Testament

Chapter 6: The Church of the New Testament

Chapter 7: The Old Testament in the New Testament

Chapter 8: The Canon of the New Testament

Chapter 9: The New Testament and the Lectionary

Chapter 10: Trusting the Testaments: The Truth and Humility of the Word

Chapter 11: The New Testament and Christian Doctrine

Chapter 12: The Mysterious Plan in the New Testament

Chapter 13: The Sacramentality of Scripture

Chapter 14: The Testament at the Heart of the Church

Chapter 15: Coming Full Circle




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Hahn, Scott
Roman Catholicism
Christianity - General
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