This is the third annual volume of the remarkably popular journal of biblical theology edited by Dr. Scott Hahn. This volume features important contributions by Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, and Cardinal Avery Dulles. Also included are original and though-provoking contributions on such topics as: the biblical basis of indulgences; feminine and maternal images of the Holy Spirit in early Christianity; and the "image of God" doctrine in St. Thomas Aquinas' writings. Hahn contributes a deep exploration of how the Gospel of Luke portrays Christ as the Davidic Messiah and the Church as the restoration of the Davidic kingdom.
Scott W. Hahn (PhD, Marquette University) is professor of theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville and holds the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary. Founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, he is the author of over twenty books, including "Covenant and Communion", "The Lamb's Supper", "Reasons to Believe", and "Kinship by Covenant", and coauthor of "Rome Sweet Home". Hahn is also the general editor of the "Ignatius Catholic Study Bible", "The Catholic Bible Dictionary", and "Letter and Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology".