Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology have joined with biblical scholars around the world to bring about the first new Catholic biblical theology journal of the third millennium, Letter & Spirit.
David Scott, managing editor of the journal and acclaimed author of The Catholic Passion (Loyola, 2005) writes in his introduction to the inaugural issue that Letter & Spirit is a response to what some have gone so far as to describe as a crisis in contemporary understanding of the Bible.
Indeed, Scott continues, we would suggest that a failure to think straight about the Bible risks confounding our worship and rendering uncertain the Churchs witness to the culture and to other believers. Letter & Spirit works to counteract the separation of the literary and historical study of Scripture from its living, spiritual meaning in Church liturgy and Tradition.
The inaugural issue of Letter & Spirit with Reading Scripture: Word, Worship, and the Mysteries as its theme boasts such contributors as James Swetnam, SJ, Robert Louis Wilken, Sofia Cavalletti, Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, Brant Pitre, Christopher T. Baglow, Marcellino D'Ambrosio, and other noteworthy biblical scholars. Alongside these contemporary offerings, a Tradition and Traditions section highlights the writings of Hugh of St. Victor, Augustin Cardinal Bea, SJ, and F. X. Durrwell. Scott Hahn is both a contributor and the general editor of the series.