Swear to God: The Promise and Power of the Sacraments

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Crown Publishing Group, 18/10/2005 - 240 páginas
The most solemn, majestic, and beautiful gifts that Jesus Christ gave to the world are His sacraments. He endowed them with unprecedented and unparalleled power—power to change lives, save souls, and share God’s very life. The sacraments are the ordinary means by which God directs the course of each human life and all of world history.

The Church celebrates seven sacraments: baptism, Eucharist, confirmation, matrimony, holy orders, confession, and anointing of the sick. Each was established by Jesus for the sake of salvation. When Jesus spoke of the sacraments, He made clear that they were essential: Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God (Jn 3:5) . . . unless you eat of the flesh of the Son of man and drink His blood, you have no life in you (Jn 6: 53).

In Swear to God, Dr. Scott Hahn explores the richness of Christ’s sacraments—their doctrine, history, symbols, and rituals. Drawing upon the Bible and the Church’s tradition, he shows how God’s covenants—with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David—became the driving forces in history. When Jesus came to fulfill all these covenants, He established a new covenant, with greater power than ever before. Christians are God’s children now. Joined to Christ by baptism, we can already share in the eternal life of the Trinity, a life we hope to know fully in heaven. But heaven is with us, even now, in the sacraments.

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Índice

A BORE I SWORE
5
SIGNS AND MYSTERIES
15
SACRAMENTS IN THE SCRIPTURES
30
As HIGH AS SEVEN
45
WHATS THE BIG IDEA? THE MEANING OF COVENANT AND EVERYTHING ELSE
66
DO YOU SOLEMNLY SWEAR? SACRAMENTS AS COVENANT OATHS
83
WHEN WORDS ARE DEEDS
99
THE ENGINE OF HISTORY
109
TO TELL THE TRUTH
141
SUNDAY SWEARING
151
SEX LIES AND SACRAMENTS
166
THE SACRED REALM OF RISK
178
REAL PRESENCES
194
STRETCHING TOWARD INFINITY
204
Sources and References
214
Direitos de autor

TRUST AND TREACHERY
128

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Página 76 - I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
Página 207 - But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
Página 170 - For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.
Página 57 - Is any among you sick? let him call for the elders of the church ; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord : and the prayer of faith shall save him that is sick, and the Lord shall raise him up ; and if he have committed sins, it shall be forgiven him.
Página 34 - The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
Página 115 - You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
Página 33 - I want you to know, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food and all drank the same spiritual drink.
Página 191 - For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Página 186 - Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

Acerca do autor (2005)

SCOTT HAHN is professor of biblical theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He also holds the Cardinal Laghi Chair in Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum. He is president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and director of the Institute of Applied Biblical Studies. An internationally renowned Catholic lecturer and theologian, he is the author of many books, including, most recently, Lord, Have Mercy. He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.

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