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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
DR. SCOTT W. 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 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 The Lamb’s Supper, Reasons to Believe, and Rome Sweet Home (co-authored with his wife, Kimberly) and is editor of the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible and Letter & Spirit: A Catholic Journal of Biblical Theology. Some of his most recent books are Many Are Called, Hope for Hard Times, The Catholic Bible Dictionary, and Signs of Life. He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.
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