The Catholic priesthood is embroiled in controversy and turmoil. But what is the essence of priesthood?
What sort of person should a priest be?
In Many Are Called, Scott Hahn shows that God’s call to serve him as a priest can be a challenge but, at the same time, a wonderful blessing. He examines the biblical and historical roots of the priesthood to explain the centrality of the priest in the life of the Church. He reveals the many roles of the priest - provider, mediator, protector, teacher, judge, and more - and shows how they are united in the priest's place as spiritual father to God's people. It is through the priest, empowered by God, that the continuing presence of Jesus Christ makes itself known to our world.
Dr. Scott W. Hahn, holds the Fr. Michael Scanlan 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 St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was appointed as 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 and Reasons to Believe and Signs of Life. He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.