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      Check to see if this title is already in your library's catalog. If it is,
      put a hold on it and check it out. If not, fill out a patron request form right
      away. This can usually be done online at your library's website.

      Title: Letter and Spirit: From Written Text to Living Word in the Liturgy
      Author: Scott Hahn
      Publisher: Doubleday
      Date Published: November 2005
      ISBN: 0385509332
      Price: 14.95 softcover
      Comments: A scholarly work that makes the connection between the Bible and
      the liturgy.



      From Publishers Weekly
      Since converting to Catholicism in 1986, Hahn, a former Presbyterian
      minister, has turned out a series of user-friendly books illuminating the mysteries of
      his adopted faith for the average Catholic. Here, he takes a new direction—
      and some risk—by addressing two audiences: fellow academics and readers of his
      bestselling theology books. Inviting devotees of these popular works to "go
      deeper," Hahn takes on the lofty subject of scripture and its relationship to
      liturgy. He shows how scriptural texts have been intimately tied to ritual public
      worship since the early Christian church and even before that in the Jewish
      temple. The first Christians, he writes, encountered scripture in their
      liturgy, not in devotional reading, adding that the Bible modern Christians read was
      canonized to be proclaimed during worship. For theological novices, Hahn
      devotes a chapter to defining such technical terms as economy, typology, and
      mystagogy, and to satisfy academics, he supports his text with references to the
      work of scripture scholars, ending with more than 20 pages of detailed notes.
      Hahn's approach in this book requires thoughtful reading, and it remains to be
      seen whether the audience he cultivated with popular works like The Lamb's
      Supper will warm to it. (Nov. 8)
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