As Jesus himself demonstrated to the two disciples on the Emmaus Road, to interpret the Scriptures aright one must maintain their internal unity, a unity where Christ himself is the nexus of all Old Testament pathways. In Letter & Spirit, Vol. 11, this standard for interpretation is examined in light of the theology of St. Paul’s writings. This issue explores the reception history of St. Paul in the Church in ways that demonstrate and illumine Paul’s hermeneutic of Biblical unity and coherence, a hermeneutic that has led to the Church’s understanding that the New Testament fulfills, completes, and transcends the Old.
Articles in “Our Beloved Brother Paul” include “Partakers of Adoption: Irenaeus and His Use of Paul” by Ben C. Blackwell, “Origen, Augustine, and ‘Works of Law’” by Benjamin P. Blosser, “Cyril of Alexandria’s Reception of the Apostle Paul” by Daniel Keating, “Aquinas’s Reception of Paul: Reading the Testaments Together” by Matthew Levering, “Aquinas’s Reading of Romans: The Multiple Literal Sense and Contemporary Perspectives on Paul” by Scott W. Hahn and John A. Kincaid, “The Reception of Paul in the New Lectionary” by Brant Pitre, and more.
 About the Series

Letter & Spirit seeks to foster a deeper conversation about the Bible. This new journal of biblical theology, published in collaboration with Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, takes a crucial step toward recovering the fundamental link between the literary and historical study of Scripture and its religious and spiritual meaning in the Church’s liturgy and Tradition.
Published annually, the Letter & Spirit journal is essential reading for clergy, students, and laity.

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