Item description for Sacraments in Scripture: Salvation History Made Present by Tim Gray & Scott W. Hahn...
Overview Sacraments in Scripture: Salvation History Made Present is a Bible study on the seven sacraments, prefigured in the Old Testament and instituted by Jesus Christ in the New. Following the teaching of the Second Vatican Council and the Catechism of the Catholic Church on Sacred Scripture, Tim Gray delves into the biblical origin for each of these masterpieces of God's love. In this Scripture study, Tim Gray guides readers through the Gospels, showing Christ's deliberate acts to inaugurate these sacred signs as the foundation of the New Covenant. With review questions at the end of each chapter, this study is ideal for both group and individual study, and is perfect for learning how to answer contemporary objections to the sacraments
Publishers Description Delves into the biblical origin for each of these masterpieces of God's love.Gray guides readers through the Gospels, showing Christ's deliberate acts to inaugurate these sacred signs as the foundation of the New Covenant.
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Studio: Emmaus Road Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.15" Height: 0.27" Weight: 0.32 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2002
Publisher Emmaus Road Publishing
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
ISBN 1931018049 ISBN13 9781931018043
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More About Tim Gray & Scott W. Hahn
Tim Gray was born in 1942 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Newcastle University, UK.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Sacraments in Scripture?
Situates Sacraments in Hebrew Context Jul 14, 2008
I enjoyed this book much. Brief but rich chapters on each Sacrament. Enlightening insights on every page. Shows how each Sacrament is a distinctive participation in the life of Christ. A fine aid to appreciation of grace-- God's transforming life in us.
Joe Conti, Ph.D. Dept of Comparative Religion California State University, Fullerton
Remarkable insight in a little package... Apr 5, 2007
This short, breezy read is really well done. Many catholics incorrectly understand the sacraments either as man-made inventions of the Church or as arbitrary creations by Christ. Gray tackles both misconceptions by clearly showing that the sacraments are merely the final evolution of God's saving grace, that centuries and centuries of salvific force foreshadow and precede them.
For example, in Genesis chapter 22, Issac asks Abraham as they carry wood up the mountain, "Behold, the fire and the wood; but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?" Issac of course was to be the offering, but at the last minute God provides a ram in the thicket. It is interesting to note, however, that it is a ram that is sacrificed and not a lamb. Gray explains why--and how that lamb must eventually be provided (Hint: the Sacrament of the Eucharist!).
Having read five or six books focused specifically on the sacraments, this is probably the most interesting and accessible text of the group, despite being the shortest. It also partners nicely with a more technical study such as Stravinskas' 'Understanding the Sacraments'.
Highly recommended for both devotional and catechetical reading! 95pp
Excellent Treatment of the Material Jan 21, 2004
Dr. Gray has an excellent grasp of christianity, its history and how it fits into our world today. Great author.
Loved it! Nov 14, 2002
The chapter on Anointing was a bit sketchy, but the rest of this study book is fantastic!