Item description for The Gospel of Mark (The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, 2nd Catholic Edition, Revised Standard Version) by Scott Hahn...
Overview A penetrating study of the Gospel of Mark Study notes Topical essays Word studies Maps Cross-reference section Study questions 60 pp.
Publishers Description Based on the Revised Standard Version -- Catholic Edition, this volume leads readers through a penetrating study of the Gospel of Mark, using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights and commentary by renowned Bible teachers Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch, as well as time-tested interpretations from the Fathers of the Church. These helpful study notes make explicit what St. Mark often assumes. Or they provide rich historical, cultural, geographical or theological information pertinent to the Gospel.
The Ignatius Study Bible also includes Topical Essays, Word Studies and Charts. Each page also includes an easy-to-use Cross-Reference Section. Study Questions are provided for each chapter of the Gospel that can deepen your personal study of God's Holy Word. There is also an introductory essay covering questions of authorship, date, destination, structure and themes. An outline of Mark's Gospel and several maps are also included.
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2001
Publisher Ignatius Press
Series Ignatius Catholic Study Bible
Series Number 2
ISBN 0898708184 ISBN13 9780898708189 UPC 008987081845
Availability 0 units.
More About Scott Hahn
SCOTT HAHN is a professor of theology and Scripture at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and was recently appointed to the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation of Saint Vincent Seminary (Latrobe, Pennsylvania). He is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Lamb's Supper; Hail, Holy Queen; Swear to God; and Understanding the Scriptures. He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.
Scott Hahn currently resides in Steubenville, in the state of Ohio.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Gospel of Mark (The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, 2nd Catholic Edition, Revised Standard Version)?
Excellent Book Mar 11, 2008
Scott Hahn has presented this in a way so easy to understand. It affords a whole new view of the Gospel
Love it, I want the whole thing :) Dec 10, 2007
WONDERFUL! I'd love to have the entire Bible, and hope it is available soon.
(I'd really appreciate both an electronic version for my PDA, AND a large-print bound edition.)
Good resources inaccessible to all Oct 4, 2007
These Bible study resources (Ignatius series) are excellect. The print is so small, however, that those with even mild eye challenges cannot use the guides without magnification. They ought to correct this.
Awesome Jan 9, 2007
This is a great study bible series. It is accessible yet scholarly. The questions in the review section are not just for intellectual understading, but also serious spiritual growth. For instance, the study questions on Christ's baptism include the editors asking us when we have been like the scribes and pharisees challenged by St. John the Baptist.
This little study bible has been awesome for my spiritual growth and I recommend it without reservation.
However, one can always offer criticism. I concur to some degree with an earlier reviewer with my one criticism: only Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch are involved in the project. But I am conflicted about this criticism.
On the one hand a Catholic study bible ought to reflect a broader range of scholarship. As great as Dr. Hahn is, there are orthodox and solid Catholic theologians who disagree with him on some important points.
On the other hadn, a little more than a century ago in the late 1800's, the great Rev. Haydock published his edition of the Douay Rheims with only his (gigantic) commentary and it is one of the greatest Catholic bible commentaries of all time. Therefore an individual Catholic commentary is definitely possible.
There is a diverse and wonderful commentary in English based on the RSV and that is the Navarre bible (outstanding). I don't think Hahn and Mitch envision a volume that will compete with the Navarre, but rather one that is more accessible for bible study and personal spiritual growth for the laity. If one is going to buy a multi-volume Catholic commentary, I think the Navarre is the one to get; but it is expensive, and lacks the great study questions of these little volumes.
In short, I recommend this commentary series highly. While it may lack a breadth of scholarly opinion it is orthodox and helps with spiritual growth.
A Great Start Feb 2, 2003
Wow. A Catholic study Bible which doesn't seem dry and academic. That's a first. Congratulations to all involved on an impressive job. I concur with another reviewer's comments: it needs bigger margins. Otherwise, a nice design. I am glad the authors names are NOT on the cover, and I hope they include a few essays from other experts to give it a broader base. It would be ironic if Catholics--known for bashing Protestants as followers of individuals--started being seen toting around The Scott Hahn Study Bible.
Also, as to printing the final version, Oxford Press would be a good choice--their work is always first class. I'm not sure a smaller press like Ignatius can pull it off; Crossway's mediocre printing of the ESV should serve as a cautionary sfenario.