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Scripture as the Soul of Theology

Edward J. Mahoney, Editor

Scripture as the Soul of Theology
Scripture as the Soul of Theology

ISBN: 9780814651551, 5155

Details: 104 pgs, 5 3/8 x 8 1/4
Publication Date: 03/01/2005
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Scripture as the Soul of Theology offers Christians the opportunity to share the insights and wisdom of recent biblical scholarship. Presented at a Saint Michael's College conference in 2002, the essays provide the lay reader with a fresh look at biblical spirituality and ethics, among other topics.

Chapters include "Biblical Foundations of Spirituality," by Sandra Schneiders, IHM; “New Testament Foundations for Christian Ethics” by Frank J. Matera; “Women in the New Testament: The Example of Romans 16” by Bonnie Thurston; “Persevering in the Perfect Law of Liberty: Scriptural Resources for Pastoral Care” by John Shea; and “Scripture as the Soul of Theology: A Reprise” by Wilfrid Harrington, OP.

Edward J. Mahoney, PhD, is director of graduate theology and pastoral ministry, and associate professor in the religious studies department, as well as associate dean at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. Contributing authors include Paul E. Couture, SSE, Edward J. Mahoney, Sandra Schneiders, IHM, Frank J. Matera, Bonnie Thurston, John Shea, and Wilfrid Harrington, OP.

Reviews

There is a vibrancy to each examination and a contemporary relevance to the entire endeavor. The book will delight the Bible reader and those interested in the intersection of Bible and theology generally.
The Bible Today

These essays exemplify biblical scholarship at its best for they show the nexus between the Scriptures and the life of believers. The topics—spirituality, ethics, the role and status of women, pastoral care and biblical images of God—emerge from the struggles of believers today as they seek to lead lives worthy of the Gospel. This book will engage its readers in a thoughtful and even contemplative way. They will find themselves reflecting on their own experience as their imagination and faith are stimulated by five accomplished biblical theologians.
Leslie J. Hoppe, O.F.M., Catholic Theological Union

. . . here are give important contributions to the current dialogue about the role of the Bible in the church by five distinguished scholars.
The Catholic Biblical Quarterly

. . . a wonderfully rich and readable book.
Spirituality

A little gem, Scripture as the Soul of Theology brings together outstanding biblical scholars and uses their expertise in the promotion of faith and in service to the church. The volume is both simple and profound, simply profound. Though it could be a quick and easy read, it, like good wine, encourages one to sip slowly and savor the taste.
Alice L. Laffey

Whether for personal reading or use in teaching, this little text has much to offer.
Catholic Books Review