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Consuming the Word - The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church

Scott Hahn

From the bestselling author of The Lamb's Supper and Signs of Life comes an illuminating work that unlocks the many mysteries of the Catholic sacrament of the Eucharist. Long before the New Testament was a document, it was a sacrament. Jesus called the Eucharist by the name Christians subsequently gave to the latter books of the Holy Bible. It was the "New Covenant," the "New Testament," in his blood. Christians later extended the phrase to cover the books produced by the apostles and their companions; but they did so because these were the books that could be read at Mass. This simple and demonstrable historical fact has enormous implications for the way we read the Bible. In Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church, Dr. Scott Hahn undertakes an examination of some of Christianity's most basic terms to discover what they meant to the sacred authors, the apostolic preachers, and their first hearers. Moreover, at a time when the Church is embarking on a New Evangelization he draws lessons for Christians today to help solidify their understanding of the why it is Catholics do what Catholics do. Anyone acquainted with the rich body of writing that flows so inspiringly from the hand and heart of Dr. Hahn knows that he brings profound personal insight to his demonstrated theological expertise," writes Cardinal Donald Wuerl in the foreword to the book. Consuming the Word continues in that illustrious tradition. It brings us a powerful and welcome guide as we take our place in the great and challenging work in sharing the Good News. From the Hardcover edition.

From the bestselling author of The Lamb's Supper and Signs of Life comes an illuminating work that unlocks the many mysteries of the Catholic sacrament of the Eucharist. Long before the New Testament was a document, it was a sacrament. Jesus called the Eucharist by the name Christians subsequently gave to the latter books of the Holy Bible. It was the "New Covenant," the "New Testament," in his blood. Christians later extended the phrase to cover the books produced by the apostles and their companions; but they did so because these were the books that could be read at Mass. This simple and demonstrable historical fact has enormous implications for the way we read the Bible. In Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church, Dr. Scott Hahn undertakes an examination of some of Christianity's most basic terms to discover what they meant to the sacred authors, the apostolic preachers, and their first hearers. Moreover, at a time when the Church is embarking on a New Evangelization he draws lessons for Christians today to help solidify their understanding of the why it is Catholics do what Catholics do. Anyone acquainted with the rich body of writing that flows so inspiringly from the hand and heart of Dr. Hahn knows that he brings profound personal insight to his demonstrated theological expertise," writes Cardinal Donald Wuerl in the foreword to the book. Consuming the Word continues in that illustrious tradition. It brings us a powerful and welcome guide as we take our place in the great and challenging work in sharing the Good News. From the Hardcover edition.
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From the bestselling author of The Lamb's Supper and Signs of Life comes an illuminating work that unlocks the many mysteries of the Catholic sacrament of the Eucharist. Long before the New Testament was a document, it was a sacrament. Jesus called the Eucharist by the name Christians subsequently gave to the latter books of the Holy Bible. It was the "New Covenant," the "New Testament," in his blood. Christians later extended the phrase to cover the books produced by the apostles and their companions; but they did so because these were the books that could be read at Mass. This simple and demonstrable historical fact has enormous implications for the way we read the Bible. In Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church, Dr. Scott Hahn undertakes an examination of some of Christianity's most basic terms to discover what they meant to the sacred authors, the apostolic preachers, and their first hearers. Moreover, at a time when the Church is embarking on a New Evangelization he draws lessons for Christians today to help solidify their understanding of the why it is Catholics do what Catholics do. Anyone acquainted with the rich body of writing that flows so inspiringly from the hand and heart of Dr. Hahn knows that he brings profound personal insight to his demonstrated theological expertise," writes Cardinal Donald Wuerl in the foreword to the book. Consuming the Word continues in that illustrious tradition. It brings us a powerful and welcome guide as we take our place in the great and challenging work in sharing the Good News. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Runnette

Length:

4h 14m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:11


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:27