Every month members of the Verbum team share what they read and watched in Verbum and around the web.
Angela Lott, Verbum and Logos Library Specialist:
As part of my New Year’s resolution, I’m doing a study on the kingdom of God. Currently I am working through Scott Hahn’s The Kingdom of God as Liturgical Empire: A Theological Commentary on 1-2 Chronicles. I enjoy the way Hahn makes complicated concepts easy to understand. He gives a wealth of insight into the worldview of the author of Chronicles, which assists us in better understanding biblical covenants and New Testament concepts.
I also always love using the Daily Gospel Reflections by the Daughters of Saint Paul as part of my devotional studies for going deeper into the Mass readings.
Donald Antenen, Verbum Marketing Manager:
My goal for the year is to read a lot of Shakespeare. I began with comedies: Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Taming of the Shrew.
What I read around the web this month:
- In First Things, Eve Tushnet reviews Patrick W. Carey’s Confession: Catholics, Repentance, and Forgiveness in America.
- Eva Haine reflects on art depicting the Epiphany (keep an eye out for her posts on art coming to the Verbum blog).
- Mark Giszczak explores the myths and realities of the New Evangelization.
- David Bentley Hart praises a new translation of Plotinus’ Enneads.
- Have you read the Bible all the way through? John J. Miller did so and wrote about it for National Review.
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