I had the great privilege of being invited by Scott Hahn to Steubenville, Ohio for the Letter and Spirit Summer Seminar sponsored by the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. The of the seminar is to resurrect a liturgical and sacramental hermeneutic for Biblical Theology. If you're interested in this sort of thing, I highly recommend the Letter and Spirit journal volumes and the book by Scott Hahn that inspired them:
[I highly recommend Letter and Spirit Vol. 3. The article in there by G. Anderson on the concept of the "Merit and the Treasury of Merit" in pre-Christian Jewish sources and Rabbinical writings is well worth it.]
I've been looking forward to this for months. There will be many interesting theologians and I believe some of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal will be there, as well. Danny Garland of Irish Catholic and Dangerous will be there, too.
The presentations look great:
Dr. Jeremy Holmes: “Participation, Exegesis and Liturgy” (working title)All this is to say that I'll likely have a stimulating week with lots to post about when I return back to Dallas. If I get the chance, I'll try to post something during the week, otherwise I won't be blogging until the beginning of June.
Dr. Ben Wiker: “The Bible Politicized”
Dr. Jeff Morrow: “Modern Biblical Interpretation and the Sacramental Hermeneutic”
Dr. Bryan Stewart: “Levitical Paradigms for Christian Ministers in the Third and Fourth Century Church”
Dr. John Bergsma: “All Israel: The Eschatalogical Self-Identity of the Qumran Community”