The Church is the extension of Christs incarnation, and that extension takes place through the sacraments. God does extraordinary things through ordinary means. He uses the natural to do the supernatural, the human to accomplish the divine. So the sacraments, in sum, constitute the very heart of the Catholic faith and worship.
If society and churches are in crisis, it may be because we are losing our ability to keep our promises. Scott Hahn restores the connection between sacred words and human action, promises and commitment. Scott Hahn argues that every society , be it nation, neighbourhood, family or Church , is held together by the power of personal commitments. When we really want to change our lives, when we want to make love endure, we mark the transition by an oath. The words we say bind us to a course of action. But the most powerful oaths of all are those that mark the Christian sacraments. In Swear to God, Hahn restores the connection between sacred words and human action, promises and commitment.
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.