“It is finished.” These words spoken by Jesus in his final moments on the cross have perplexed scholars for hundreds of years. What was finished and how does “it” relate to the Eucharist, the Passover meal, Christ’s Passion, and our own suffering as Christians?
In this highly anticipated book that mixes memoir, scriptural investigation, and theological detective work, Dr. Hahn goes back to his early years as a young husband, new father, recently ordained Presbyterian minister, and neophyte scholar to present his hunt for answers to those questions. The clue, he contends, rest in the mysterious fourth cup that culminates the Jewish Passover meal.
Drawing symbolic parallels to the Last Supper, Christ’s death on Calvary, and our own journey to the cross, The Fourth Cup: Unveiling the Mystery of the Last Supper and the Cross presents scholarly insights and important biblical connections that will make the Mass and our Catholic faith come alive in new and exciting ways.