Product DescriptionIn Consuming the Word The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church popular and internationally known author, Scott Hahn, looks at the mysteries of early Catholic tradition and explains why they are relevant today. Hahn asserts that Jesus called the Eucharist the "New Covenant", the "New Testament" in his blood so the New Testament was a sacrament before it was a document. Books produced by the apostles and their companions that could be read at Mass were later included under the name "New Testament". This has enormous implications for the way we read the Bible.
Hahn explores some of the basic terms of Christianity to discover what these terms meant in early times of the church to the sacred authors, the apostolic preachers and the ones who first heard the words. In Consuming the Word Hahn goes on to "draw lessons for Christians today to help solidify their understanding of why it is Catholics do what Catholics do" especially at this time when the Church is embarking on a path of new evangelization. Foreword by Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
Consuming the Word Scott Hahn Hardcover 176PGS