What is wrong with Scripture scholarship today? Why is it that the last place one should go to study the Bible is a biblical studies program at virtually any university? Why are so many faithful priests and pastors, and the people in their pews, unaware of the centuries-long effort to turn the sacred Word of God into just another secular text?
In The Decline and Fall of Sacred Scripture: How the Bible Became a Secular Book, authors Scott Hahn and Benjamin Wiker trace the various malformations of Scripture scholarship that have led to a devastating loss of trust in the inspired Word of God.
From the Reformation to the Enlightenment and beyond, Hahn and Wiker sketch the revolutions and radical figures that led to the emergence of the historical-critical method and the pervasive ill effects that are still being felt today.
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Scott Hahn is the Fr. Michael Scanlan Professor of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at 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 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, and The First Society.
Benjamin Wiker is a writer, teacher, lecturer, husband, and father of seven children. He has a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics from Vanderbilt University, an M.A. in Religion from Vanderbilt University, and a B.A. in Political Philosophy from Furman University. He has taught at Marquette University, St. Mary’s University (MN), and Thomas Aquinas College. He is now a Professor of Political Science and Director of Human Life Studies at Franciscan University, and a Senior Fellow of Franciscan’s Veritas Center.
Director, Graduate Theology Programs in the New Evangelization, Sacred Heart Major Seminary
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Arnold Jiménez Fuentes –
Great! As soon as i get back from Colombia to USA I’ll buy the book. I’m interesed in looking at the Hist.Crit.Method AND it effects.
Drake Viriona –
I have watched most of the conversion stories from Dr Scott and each sparks enthusiasm to order books which may be as enriching as shared.
Michael O Doherty –
I have a few New Testaments booklets by S. Hahn and C. Mitch. And a few of S. Hahns solo books. Did he or they ever think of producing two volumes for upper high school with loads of multiple choice questions and answers (on perforated pages) by skimming the cream of what he has written. That would be the day!
Dr. Hahn has written a High School textbook on Scripture: Understanding the Scriptures: A Complete Course on Bible Study
Janice Bloodworth –
I would buy this book if there was a CD (audio book) available. HUmmmm how