This is the sixth annual volume of the remarkably popular journal of biblical theology edited by Scott Hahn and his St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. This volume features an all-star lineup tackling one of the most controversial and important subjects in biblical scholarship — the inspiration and truth of Sacred Scripture. What does it mean to say that Scripture is “the Word of God”? Are there “errors” in Scripture? These are some of the questions addressed in important new works by Hahn, Brant Pitre, Pablo Gadenz, Michael Waldstein, John Betz, and Germain Grisez. Highlights include Hahn’s new essay on the “the truth and humility of God’s Word” and Gadenz’s authoritative review of the Catholic teaching on the “inerrancy” of Scripture. This volume also includes a never-before-translated essay by Romano Guardini, “Holy Scripture and the Science of Faith.”
From the Editors’ introduction: “ The widespread erosion in the assumption that Scripture is the true Word of God forms the broader context for the articles and studies in this volume of Letter & Spirit. As we see it, the work we present in these pages is no ivory tower exercise. It is no exaggeration to say that at stake in this discussion is the future of the identity of the Church and the mission of the Word incarnate. If the Scriptures cannot be trusted to communicate the truth about God and his saving message, if they do not bring us to the encounter with the living God who speaks his Word, then it must be asked: what is the meaning and purpose of the Church?”
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