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St. Paul’s Life in Jesus Christ, Philippians 2: 5-11

Dr. Scott Hahn |
December 17, 2008 No Comments

Marcus welcomes long-time friend Dr. Scott Hahn. Marcus and Scott went to Protestant seminary together, and Marcus was surprised to find out that the once anti-Catholic Scott, had become Catholic! This realization spurred Marcus along on his own journey to the Catholic Church.

In this episode, Dr. Hahn chooses the “Great Christ Hymn” of St. Paul, to help listeners better understand who St. Paul is. He describes Saul’s offense at the Christians, prior to his conversion, then the way his life is transformed once Christ appears to St. Paul and calls him as an Apostle.

Marcus and Dr. Hahn also discuss the following topics:

  • Jesus’ equality with God, obedience
  • What it means to love other people a God loves us
  • How this verse has led to heresies in the past
  • What did Calvary mean to the Jews?
  • How did the Last Supper transform our understanding of Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary?
  • “At the name of Jesus every knee shall bend”

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Dr. Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a triple-major in Theology, Philosophy and Economics from Grove City College, Pennsylvania, in 1979, his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1982, and his Ph.D. in Biblical Theology from Marquette University in 1995. Scott has ten years of youth and pastoral ministry experience in Protestant congregations and is a former Professor of Theology at Chesapeake Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1982 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986.

Dr. Hahn was born in 1957, and has been married to Kimberly since 1979. He and Kimberly have six children and are expecting their fourth grandchild. An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Dr. Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Hundreds of these talks have been produced on audio and videotapes by St. Joseph Communications. His talks have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics to (re)embrace the Catholic Faith.

He has been awarded the Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990, and is the founder and president of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. From 2005 to 2011, he held the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books including The Lamb’s Supper, Reasons to Believe, and Rome Sweet Home (co-authored with his wife, Kimberly, detailing their conversion to the Catholic Church). Some of his newest books are Many Are CalledHope for Hard TimesThe Catholic Bible DictionaryCovenant and CommunionSigns of Life.

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