Scripture in the Life of the Church is the theme of the annual lecture of The Pope Benedict Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at Saint Vincent Seminary. There will be two lectures, the first by Dr. Brant Pitre on “The Lord’s Prayer and the New Exodus,” and the second by Dr. Scott Hahn, on “The Theology of Pope Benedict XVI.” Both Dr. Pitre and Dr. Hahn will be available after the lecture to meet those attending and to sign books.”
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at The Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center on the Saint Vincent College campus in Latrobe. Seating is limited, so please call 724-532-5030 for reservations.
A native of Pittsburgh, Dr. Hahn served as a visiting professor at Saint Vincent Seminary in 2000, before joining the faculty in 2005. He has also served as a Professor of Theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville since 1990.
He is the Founder and President of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. His books include Letter & Spirit: From Written Text to Living Word in the Liturgy, which was published in November of 2005. Previous works include Swear to God: The Promise and Power of the Sacraments, (Doubleday, May 2004). 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 Lamb’s 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).
Professor of Word and Sacrament at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans, Dr. Pitre previously taught theology at Loyola Institute for Ministry at Loyola University of New Orleans. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology.
He has a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame with a specialization in the study of the New Testament and Second Temple Judaism. He holds an M.T.S. degree in biblical studies and theology from Vanderbilt Divinity School.