Course Readings for:


Newer Material:

  • "Covenant" by Scott Hahn and John Bergsma. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology. (2015) pp. 151-166.


Gospel of John - Fall 2014

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Foundations of Moral Theology

• "The Covenantal Character of Love: Reflections on Deus Caritas Est" by David S. Crawford. The Way of Love: Reflections on Pope Benedict XVI's Encyclical Deus Caritas Est. (2006) pp. 227-239.
• Christian Faith and Demonology. Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 1975.
• Reconciliation and Penance in the Mission of the Church Today (Reconciliato et Paenitentia), by Pope John Paul II. Vatican, 1982.
• "The Renewal of Moral Theology: Perspectives of Vatican II and Veritatis Splendor," by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. Communio 32 (Summer 2005), pp. 357-368.
• The Covenant Idea in Irenaeus of Lyons: An Introduction and Survey. by J. Ligon Duncon III. 2004.
• "Magisterium of the Church, Faith, Morality." by Joseph Ratzinger. Problems of the Church Today, 1974, pp. 74-83.
• "Prudence" by Josef Pieper. The Four Cardinal Virtues, 1966, pp. 3-40.
• Salvifici Doloris. Pope John Paul II, 1984.
• "Aquinas on the Divisions of the Ages Salvation HIstory in the Summa" by J. Mark Armitage. Nova et Vetera 6.2 (2008) pp. 253-270.
• "Law, Pincakers, and the Definition of Christian Ethics" by John A. Cuddeback. Nova et Vetera 7.2. (2009). pp. 301-326.
• "Revisiting the Biblical Renewal of Moral Theology in Light of Veritatis Splendor" by William F. Murphy, Jr. Nova et Vetera, 2.2. (2004) pp. 403-444.
• "The Thomistic Concept of Devotion," by John W. Curran, O.P. The Thomist, no.2. (1940) pp. 410-443.
• "The Thomistic Concept of Devotion, pt. 2" by John W. Curran, O.P. The Thomist, no.2. (1940) pp. 546-580.
• "Thomas Aquinas and the Recovery of 'Religion' in a Theology of Religions," by Erik Ranstrom. Comparative Theology: Engaging Particularities Conference Papers. (2006)
• "The Sacrifice of the Mass as an Act of the Virtue of Religion," by Cornelius Williams, O.P. The Thomist, no. 27. (1963) pp. 357-384.
• "The Integration of Law and Virtue: Obedience in Aquinas's Moral Theology," by Benjamin J. Brown. Irish Theological Quarterly, no. 67. (2002). pp. 333-51.
• "Natural Law and Catholic Moral Theology" by Russell Huttinger. A Persevering Grace: Protestants, Catholics and Natural Law. (1997) pp. 1-49.
• "Beliefs and Authenticity," by Quentin Quesnell. Creativity and Method: Essays in Honor of Bernard Lonergan, S.J. 1981. pp.173-83.
• Fundamental Moral Theology by Fr. Wojciech Giertych, O.P.

Sacraments
• "The Eschatological Dynamism of Our Sacraments," by Clement Dillenschneider, CSsR. The Dynamic Power of Our Sacraments (St. Louis: Herder, 1966), pp. 111-135.
• "Eucharist and Parousia: The Fundamental Basis of the Interpretation of the Real Presence," by François-Xavier Durwell, CSsR. Lumen Vitae Vol. 26, No. 1 (March 1971), pp. 273-315.
• "The Sacrament of Scripture," by François-Xavier Durwell, CSsR. In the Redeeming Christ: Toward a Theology of Spirituality (New York: Sheed and Ward, 1963), pp. 37-53.
• "Priests of My People," by Bryan Alan Stewart. Dissertation in defense of a Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Virginia (May 2006).
• "Synoptic Presentation of the Eucharist as Covenant Sacrifice," by Bernard Cooke, S.J. Theological Studies, no. 21. (1960) pp. 1-44.
• "J. Ratzinger on the Meaning of Sacrament" translated by Kenneth Baker, S.J. Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly, 34.1. (2011) pp. 28-35.
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• "Canon, Cult and Covenant," by Scott Hahn. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 7: Canon and Biblical Interpretaion, ed. Craig G. Bartholomew et al. (Zondervan, 2006), pp. 209-235.
• "Liturgy and Empire: Prophetic Historiography and Faith in Exile in 1-2 Chronicles." Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 5 (2009), pp. 13-50.
• "Temple, Sign, and Sacrament: Towards a New Perspective on the Gospel of John." Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 4 (2008), pp. 107–143.
• Reasons to Believe (chs 11-14) by Scott Hahn. (New York: Doubleday, 2007).
• "Kinship and Covenant in Ancient Israel," by Frank Moore Cross. From Epic to Canon: History and Literature in Ancient Israel (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000), pp. 3-21.
• "The New Covenant," by J. Ratzinger.


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SCHOLARLY ARTICLES BY HAHN
Liturgy
• "Scripture and the Liturgy: Inseparably United." Origins 35.39 (March 16, 2006), pp. 648-653.
• "Worship in the Word: Toward a Liturgical Hermeneutic." Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 1 (2005), pp. 101-136.
• "Christ, Kingdom, and Creation: Davidic Christology and Ecclesiology in Luke-Acts." Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 3 (2007), pp. 113-138.

Covenant
• "The Authority of Mystery: The Biblical Theology of Pope Benedict XVI." Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 2 (2006), pp. 97-140.
• "Covenant, Cult, and the Curse-of-Death: διαθ?κη in Hebrews 9:15-22." Hebrews: Contemporary Methods - New Insights, ed. Gabriella Gelardini (Leiden: Brill, 2005).
• "Covenant Oath and the Aqedah: διαθ?κη in Galatians 3:15-18." Catholic Biblical Quarterly 67.1 (2005), pp. 79-100.
• "Covenant in the Old and New Testaments: Some Current Research (1994–2004)." Currents in Biblical Research 3.2 (2005), pp. 263-292.

Luke-Acts (Ecclesiology)
• "Christ, Kingdom and Creation in Luke-Acts." Creazione e salvezza nella Bibbia, ed. Marco Valerio Fabbri and Michelangelo Tábet. (Pontifica Università della Santa Croce, 2008), pp. 167-190.
• "Kingdom and Church in Luke-Acts: From Davidic Christology to Kingdom Ecclesiology." Reading Luke: Interpretation, Reflections, Formation Scripture and Hermeneutics Series VI; eds., Craig Bartholomew, Joel Green, Anthony Thiselton (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2005), pp. 294-326.

Assorted
• "What Laws Were Not Good: A Canonical Approach to the Theological Problem of Ezekiel 20:25-26" with John Bergsma. Journal of Biblical Literature 123.2 (2004), pp. 201-218.
• "Noah’s Nakedness and the Curse on Canaan (Genesis 9:20-27)" with John Seitze Bergsma. Journal of Biblical Literature 124.1 (Spring 2005), pp. 25-40.
• "Scripture and the Liturgy: Inseparably United." Origins 35.39 (March 16, 2006), pp. 648-653.

LETTER & SPIRIT JOURNAL ARTICLES
Volume 1 (2005) -- Reading Salvation: Word, Worship, and the Mysteries
• "Allegory and the Interpretation of the Old Testament in the 21st Century," by Robert Louis Wilken.
• "The Sacrifice of Isaac in Genesis and Hebrews: A Study in the Hermeneutic of Faith," by James Swetnam, SJ.
• "The 'Ransom for Many,' the New Exodus, and the End of the Exile: Redemption as the Restoration of All Israel (Mark 10:35-45)," by Brant Pitre.
• "Memorial and Typology in Jewish and Christian Liturgy," by Sofia Cavalletti.
• "The Word of God in the Liturgy of the New Covenant," by Jeremy Driscoll, OSB.
• "The Sacrament of Sacred Scripture," by F. X. Durrwell, CSsR.
• "Vatican II and the Truth of Sacred Scripture," by Augustin Cardinal Bea, SJ.
• "The Kingdom of God and the Heavenly-Earthly Church," by Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, OP.
• "The Sacraments and the History of Salvation," by Jean Cardinal Daniélou, SJ.

Volume 2 (2006) -- The Authority of Mystery: The Word of God and the People of God
• "Vatican II on the Interpretation of Scripture," by Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ.
• "The Use of Scripture in the Catechism of the Catholic Church," by John C. Cavadini.
• "The Lord’s Prayer and the New Exodus," by Brant Pitre.

Volume 3 (2007) -- The Hermentueic of Continuity: Christ, Kingdom, and Creation
• "Seven Theses on Christology and the Hermeneutic of Faith," by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger.

Volume 4 (2008) -- Temple and Contemplation: God's Presence in the Cosmos, Church, and Human Heart
• "Vatican II on the Interpretation of Scripture," by Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ.
• "Jesus, the New Temple, and the New Priesthood," by Brant Pitre.
• "Temple, Holiness, and the Liturgy of Life in Corinthians," by Raymond Corriveau, CSsR.
• "The Sign of the Temple: A Meditation," by Jean Cardinal Daniélou, SJ.
• "Church, Kingdom, and the Eschatological Temple," by Yves M.-J. Cardinal Congar, OP.

Volume 5 (2009) -- Liturgy and Empire: Faith in Exile and Political Theology
• "Jesus, the Messianic Banquet, and the Kingdom of God," by Brant Pitre.
• "The Two Economies of Divine Government: Satan and Christ in the New Testament and Early Christian Tradition," by Louis Bouyer.

MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS
• "Matt 28:16-20 and the Course of Mission in the Apostolic and Postapostolic Age," by Peter Stuhlmacher. From The Mission of the Early Church to Jews and Gentiles, by Jostein Adna and Hans Kvalbein, eds. (Tubingen: JCB Mohr, 2000).
• "On the Edge of the Millennium: Making Sense of Genesis 1," by Rikki E. Watts. From Living in the LambLight: Christianity and Contemporary Challenges to the Gospel, by Hans Boersma (ed.). Vancouver, B.C.: Regent College Publications, 2001), pp. 129-151.
• "The Coherence of the Flood Narrative," by Gordon J. Wenham. Vetus Testamentum, Vol. XXVIII, Fasc. 3, pp. 336-348.
• "The Covenant Idea in Melito of Sardis: An Introduction and Survey," by J. Ligon Duncan III. Presbyterion: Covenant Seminary Review 28/1 (Spring 2002), pp. 12-33.
• "The Destruction of the Temple and the Relativization of the Old Covenant: Mark 12:31 and Matthew 5:18," by Crispin H.T. Fletcher-Louis. Eschatology in Bible & Theology; eds. K.E. Brower and M.W. Elliott (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1997), pp. 145-169.
• "Doxophany: A Trinitarian Eschatological Vision," by Daniel A. Tappeiner. Church, Word, and Spirit: Historical and Theological Essays in Honor of Geoffrey W. Bromiley; eds. James E. Bradley and Richard A. Muller (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1987), pp.263-271.
• "The Eschatological Dynamism of Our Sacraments," by Clement Dillenschneider, CSsR. The Dynamic Power of Our Sacraments (St. Louis: Herder, 1966), pp. 111-135.
• "Eucharist and Parousia: The Fundamental Basis of the Interpretation of the Real Presence," by François-Xavier Durwell, CSsR. Lumen Vitae Vol. 26, No. 1 (March 1971), pp. 273-315.
• "The Sacrament of Scripture," by François-Xavier Durwell, CSsR. In the Redeeming Christ: Toward a Theology of Spirituality (New York: Sheed and Ward, 1963), pp. 37-53.
• "Priests of My People," by Bryan Alan Stewart. Dissertation in defense of a Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Virginia (May 2006).
• "The Bible in Captivity: Hobbes, Spinoza, and the Politics of Defining Religion," by Jeffrey L. Morrow. Pro Ecclesia Vol. XIX, No. 3 (2010), pp. 285-299.
• "Biblical Interpretation in Conflict: The Question of the Basic Principles and Path of Exegesis Today," by Pope Benedict XVI. God's Word: Scripture, Tradition, Office; eds. Peter Hünermann and Thomas Söding (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2008), pp. 91-126.
• "Old and New Testament: Participation and Analogy," by Horacio Simian-Yofre, S.J. Vatican II: Assessment and Perspectives; ed. Rene Latourelle (New York: Paulist Press, 1988), pp. 267-298.
• "Interpreting the Bible Typologically: The Exodus, A Continuous Story of Salvation," by Barnabas M. Ahern. A Voice Crying Out in the Wilderness; eds. C. Stuhlmeller and S. MacDonald (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1996), pp. 46-63.
• "Israel and the Shape of Thomas Aquinas's Soteriology," by Matthew Levering. The Thomist 63 (1999), pp. 65-82.
• "Israel, My First-Born Son," by Denis McCarthy. The Way: A Quarterly Review of Christian Spirituality; eds. James Walsh, SJ and William Yeomans, SJ (July 1965), pp. 183-191.
• "Irenaeus and the Covenants: 'Immortal Diamond'," by Susan L. Graham. Studia Patristica Vol. XL (Leuven: Peeters, 2006), pp. 393-398.
• "Mary in the Old Testament," by Gary Anderson. Pro Ecclesia Vol. XVI, No. 1 (2009), pp. 33-55.
• "Is Yahweh a Moral Monster? The New Atheists and the Old Testament Ethics," by Paul Copan. Philosophia Christi, Vol. 10, No. 1 (2008), pp. 7-37.
• "Jesus and the Old Testament," by R.D. Wilson. Princeton Theological Review Vol. 24, No. 4 (1926), pp. 632-661.
• "Scientific Biblical Criticism," by R.D. Wilson. Princeton Theological Review Vol. 17, No. 2 (1919), pp. 190-240.
• "Theology of Resurrection of Christ," from New Catholic Encyclopedia (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America, 1967), pp. 410-419.
• "On Scripture in the Summa Theologiae." by Michael M. Waldstein. The Aquinas Review Vol. 1, No. 1 (1994) pp. 73-94.
• "Law, Liberty & Virtue: A Thomistic Defense for the Pedagogical Character of Law," by Michel Therrien. Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Theology of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) for the Degree of Doctor of Theology, June 2007.
• "Religion as a Virtue: Thomas Aquinas on Worship Through Justice, Law and Charity," by Robert Jared Staudt. A dissertation presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctorate in Theology at Ave Maria University, 2008.
• "Biblical Theology and the Wholeness of Scripture," by Dr. Paul House. Biblical Theology: Retrospect and Prospect. (2002) pp. 267-279.
• "The Covenant Relationship," by Scott Hafemann. Central Themes in Biblical Theology: Mapping Unity in Diversity. (2007). pp 20-65.
• "The Resurrection: The Mystery of Salvation," by F.X. Durwell.
• "The Significance of Scheeben for Catechetics," by Msgr. Eugene Kevane. Studi Tomistici.(1988). pp. 469-77.
• "Beyond Faith and Rason," by Stratford Caldecott. The Grandeur of Reason. (2010). pp. 332-44.
• "The Social Character of the Heavenly Beatitude: According to the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas," by R.C. Petry. The Thomist. (1944). pp.65-79.
• "Teaching Seminary Theology" by Deacon James Keating, Ph.D. Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly, 34.1. pp. 50-6.
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Bible & the Liturgy
• "The Function and Task of Liturgical Preaching," by Timothy Clark. St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly Vol. 45, No 1 (2001), pp. 25-53.
• "The Holy Spirit and the Church in the Liturgy," by Cassian Folsom. Homiletic & Pastoral Review (April 1996), pp. 15-23.
• "Imitating the mysteries that you celebrate: martyrdom and Eucharist in the early Patristic period," by Finbarr G. Clancy SJ from The Great Persecution: The Proceedings of the Fifth Patristics Conference, Maynooth, 2003, eds. D. Vincent Twomey SVD and Mark Humphries. Dublin: Four Courts Press (2009), pp. 106-140.
• "Interpreting Orphans: Hermeneutics in the Cartesian Tradition," by Roger Lundin from The Promise of Hermeneutics, eds. Roger Lundin, Clarence Walhout, and Anthony C. Thiselton. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans (1999), pp. 1-64.
• "Liturgy and Bible," by Cyprian Vagaggini OSB from Theological Dimensions of the Liturgy, 4th Ed . Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press (1976).
• "Liturgy: The Context of Patristic Exegesis," by Patrick McGoldrick from Scriptural Interpretation in the Fathers, eds. Thomas Finan and Vincent Twomey. Dublin: Four Courts Press (1995), pp. 27-37.
• "Preaching in the Context of the Eucharist: A Patristic Perspective," by Jeremy Driscoll OSB. Pro Ecclesia 11 (2006).
• The Temple: Its Symbolism and Meaning Then and Now (excerpts) by Joshua Berman. Northvale, NJ: Jason Arbonson, Inc. (1995), pp. xv-34.
• "Revisiting History with Pope Benedict XVI." St. Austin Review (September/October 2010), p. 15.
• "Six Texts by Prof. Joseph Ratzinger as peritus before and during Vatican Council II," translation and annotations by Jared Wicks, S.J. Gregorianum 89, 2 (2008) 233-311.
• "The Christological Substructure of Augustine's Figurative Exegesis," by Michael Cameron from Augustine and the Bible, ed. Pamela Bright. Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame Press (1986), pp. 74-103.

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Biblical Foundations
• The Temple: Its Symbolism and Meaning Then and Now (excerpts) by Joshua Berman. Northvale, NJ: Jason Arbonson, Inc. (1995), pp. xv-34.
• "The Sign of the Temple: A Meditation," by Jean Cardinal Daniélou, SJ. Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 4 (2008), pp. 255-288.
• "Kingdom" and "Temple", entries from the Catholic Bible Dictionary by Scott Hahn. (New York: Doubleday, 2009).
• "Jesus, the New Temple, and the New Priesthood," by Brant Pitre. Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 4 (2008), pp. 47-83.
• Reasons to Believe (chs 11-14) by Scott Hahn. (New York: Doubleday, 2007).
• "Temple, Sign, and Sacrament: Towards a New Perspective on the Gospel of John," by Scott W. Hahn. Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 4 (2008), pp. 107–143.
• "Sources and Transmission of the Faith" by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. Communio, vol. 10, no. 1. Spring 1983. pgs 17-34
• "The New Covenant," by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. Many Religions - One Covenant, Ignatius Press, 1999. pgs 47-77
• "God's Fatherly Plan in the Old and New Covenants," St. Irenaeus.
• "The Symphony of the Old and New Testaments in the Biblical Theology of Pope Benedict XVI," Dr. Scott Hahn. Communio 37.3, Fall 2011. pgs 425-58.