The Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at Saint Vincent Seminary has been established thanks to generous donations from Mr. and Mrs. John F. Donahue and Dr. and Mrs. George Magovern, Sr. Dr. Scott Hahn, the inaugural Chair, will speak at a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 28, in the Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center on the Saint Vincent campus.
His lecture is entitled Letter and Spirit: The Living Word in the Churchs Liturgy.A native of Pittsburgh, Dr. Hahn served as a visiting professor at Saint Vincent Seminary in 2000 before his appointment to the Pope Benedict XVI Chair in Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation. He has also served as a Professor of Theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville since 1990. He is the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology.
His latest book, Letter & Spirit: From Written Text to Living Word in the Liturgy, is due out in November, 2005. Previous works include Swear to God: The Promise and Power of the Sacraments, published by Doubleday in May 2004. A best selling author, other books from Dr. Hahn include Scripture Matters: Essays on Reading the Bible from the Heart of the Church (Emmaus Road, November 2003); Lord, Have Mercy: The Healing Power of Confession (Doubleday, March 2003); First Comes Love: Finding your Family in the Church and the Trinity (Doubleday, May 2002); Hail Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God (Doubleday, April 2001); The Lambs Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth (November, 1999); A Father Who Keeps His Promises (Servant Publications, August 1997). In addition, he served as co- author (along with his wife, Kimberly) of Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism (Ignatius Press, 1993). Dr. Scott Hahn is a former Presbyterian minister and former Professor of Theology at Chesapeake Theological Seminary. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a triple major in Theology, Philosophy and Economics from Grove City College in 1979, his Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1982, and his Ph.D. in Biblical Theology from Marquette University in 1995. His intense study of scripture led to his conversion to the Catholic faith in 1986.Free and Open to the Public. Seating is Limited. Call 724-532-5030 for Reservations.
Dr. Scott Hahn’s website is www.scotthahn.com.