The latest book from renowned
biblical scholar Scott Hahn

Is His Name

The Transforming Power
of God’s Holiness in Scripture


The latest book from renowned
biblical scholar Scott Hahn

Is His Name

The Transforming Power
of God’s Holiness in Scripture

Holy Is His Name Book

What Is Holiness?

Catholics are taught to prize holiness—to admire it in others and to strive for it in their own lives. But we’re never quite told what holiness is. In Holy Is His Name: The Transforming Power of God’s Holiness in Scripture, Scott Hahn seeks to define the term in order to help us better understand our relationship with holiness.

Tracing the meaning of holiness first through the Old Testament and then the New, Hahn masterfully reveals how God gradually transmits his holiness to his people—through creation, right worship, and more—and ultimately transforms them through the sharing of his divine life.

Scott Hahn

About the Author

Dr. Scott Hahn is the Fr. Michael Scanlan Professor of Biblical Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990. Founder and President of the St. Paul Center, Dr. Hahn has been married to Kimberly since 1979; they have six children and twenty-one grandchildren.

The author or editor of over forty popular and academic books, Dr. Hahn’s works include best-selling titles Rome Sweet Home, The Lamb’s Supper, Answering the New Atheism, Understanding Our Father, Scripture Matters, Spirit and Life, The Creed, It Is Right and Just, and Hope to Die. Holy Is His Name is the thirteenth book Dr. Hahn has published with Emmaus Road Publishing.


Foreword Peter Kreeft
Chapter 1 Luv Is Not All You Need
Chapter 2 The Genesis of Holiness
Chapter 3 The Holiness Explosion
Chapter 4 Holiness in the Kingdom
Chapter 5 Not Wholly Holy
Chapter 6 Holiness in the Prophets
Chapter 7 Holiness in Person
Chapter 8 Becoming Holy, Becoming “Gods”
Chapter 9 The Body of Holiness
Chapter 10 His Type of Holiness
Chapter 11 Holiness and Priesthood
Chapter 12 Holiness in Hebrews
Chapter 13 Holiness Today


George Cardinal Pell

“We don’t have to learn to be frightened, but as loving children of a loving God, saved through the Cross of Christ, we do need to learn how to fear God. Scott Hahn’s Holy Is His Name explains for priests and lay people what it means to be holy, to realize how distant we are from God’s holiness, how we must be in awe and wonder at his transcendence and majesty and recognize our worth and our smallness before his all-knowing compassion.”

—George Cardinal Pell
Former Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy

Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke

Holy Is His Name offers a profound and thorough reflection upon the mark of holiness which belongs properly only to God but which belongs, by participation, to every Christian in virtue of the immeasurable and unceasing love of God for man. We are deeply indebted to Hahn for his labor of love of Christ and of his Church, which offers to us the great gift of Holy Is His Name.”

—Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
Member of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

Bishop Thomas Paprocki

“‘Be holy, for I am holy,’ said the Lord in Leviticus. But how does one become holy? What is holiness anyway? Where can we find the holy ground, the hallowed day, the holy place we desire? In these informative and inspiring pages, Scott Hahn carries us through God’s entire self-revelation to discover the Holy One who lovingly beckons us into his own holiness. We joyously find that we are not seeking something, but Someone, and that our journey is not so much a personal quest for holiness, but a personal question from the Holy One Himself: Will you let My holiness dwell in you?

— Bishop Thomas Paprocki
Bishop of Springfield, Illinois

For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and Holy is His Name

Luke 1:49