Hail, Holy Queen

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  1. neal4christ

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    Hello everyone! I was just wondering how many have read Scott Hahn's book Hail, Holy Queen. I am currently reading it (I am not a Catholic) and it definitely helps you understand what Catholics believe about Mary and why. I don't agree with his view, but I definitely understand it more. If you have read it I would enjoy any feedback/discussion on it. When I finish it (hopefully not more than another day if I just sit down and read) I will post some specific questions regarding it. Meantime, I would like to get a feel of who reads what! [​IMG]
     
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    I have not read it. I am looking forward to following the discussion. I am reading his book, A Father Who Keeps His Promises_God's Covenant Love in Scripture.

    God Bless
     
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    I have read it and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was one of the books that set me on the path to conversion to the Catholic faith.

    God bless,

    Grant
     
  4. LaRae

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    Yes, good book....so is "The Lamb's Supper" by Scott Hahn.

    I highly recommend it to all non-Catholics who want a better understanding of what the Mass is.

    It's also a great read for Catholics, who can gain new insights about the Mass.


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    Hail, Holy Queen is a good text for enjoying a soft apologetic and explanation of who Mary is in the course of Salvation History, but it is by no means close to exhaustive.

    A Father Who Keeps His Promises is one of my favorite little books on the Bible. It's salvation history in a nutshell, and Hahn shows how God deals with humanity through the covenant and how we can understand the Bible and God's dealings with mankind through a covenantal lens. This is one of those must reads for anyone wishing to understand the course of salvation history as seen in the Bible.

    Catholic For a Reason is another excellent text, edited by Hahn. It's a collection of essays - mostly papers written for his theological foundations class, which I took this past spring, and they are well written on various select topics such as the fatherhood of the ministerial priest, how we are born again in baptism, the liturgy as family pedagogy, and who Mary is.

    The Lamb's Supper shows how the Book of Revelation employs apocalyptic imagery from the Jerusalem Temple in a liturgical context to describe the Christian liturgy and the marriage supper of the lamb. It's basically showing what the author originally intended in his historical religious context, and it will give the reader a much deeper appreciation for the liturgy and a greater comprehension of the content of the Book of Revelation, seen with Jewish eyes.

    There are others that Hahn has published: Rome Sweet Home, Lord Have Mercy, Calling God Our Father, etc. But, most of all, I've enjoyed his tapes. Hahn's tape series are captivating and chalk full of great information. I've especially enjoyed Romanism in Romans, wherein Hahn (I think it's 12 tapes) systematically goes through the Epistle to the Romans in an extensive Bible Study. I also recommend Why the Hell and A Biblical Theology of the Covenant Priesthood.

    His next book out will be Swear to God, and it will cover oath-swearing in the making of covenants, which is foundational to understanding the nature of sacrament and key to knowing who Jesus Christ is and how his mission fulfills the Old Covenant in establishing the New Covenant.
     
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    Oh, that will be excellent!! Most Protestants don't understand the covenantal oaths/sanctions application of the Sacraments.

    Neal, I commend you for keeping an open mind to the idea that there is an apologetic for our Catholic Faith (found in both Western Latin Rite and Eastern Orthodoxy). One of the hardest things for a Protestant is to get over the fears that one is damning one's soul by going "Home to Rome" and really begin to accept that these things are valid and true, accepted by the Church for 2 millenia.

    At the same time, I know that just looking at the Church itself today can present some problems. May you be given the grace to look beyond the administrative and personal failures and see the FAith once given to the saints.

    Cordially in Christ,

    Brother Ed

    PS When I spoke to Brother Scott at his conference at St. Joe's in February, I mentioned the work of Ray Sutton and his covenantal paradigm, which includes the 5 point outline of Transcendence, Hierarchy, Ethics, Oaths/Sanctions, and Succession and asked if he had heard of Sutton's work.

    He grinned from ear to ear and said "Yeah, I know Brother Ray and he just keeps settin' 'em up for the kill. So far I know of 5 graduates who have swum the Tiber."
     

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