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Albert Vanhoye

A Perfect Priest

Studies in the Letter to the Hebrews
Ed. and translated by Nicholas J. Moore and Richard J. Ounsworth

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Albert Vanhoye is one of the most significant French biblical scholars of recent times. This volume presents, for the first time in English translation, sixteen of his essays on the Letter to the Hebrews, with an emphasis on the key themes of priesthood and sacrifice.
Albert Vanhoye is one of the most prominent French biblical scholars of the period following the Second Vatican Council, with an academic career spanning eight decades and publications in numerous European languages. Amidst diverse interests, the Letter to the Hebrews has remained the central focus of his scholarship throughout his career. This volume collects sixteen of his most significant essays on Hebrews, covering a variety of topics and approaches, with an emphasis on the key themes of priesthood and sacrifice. The essays are presented for the first time in English translation, with an introduction by the editors summarizing Vanhoye's contribution and analysing the central features of his work.
Survey of contents
Part One: Priesthood and Sacrifice
Christ as High Priest in Hebrews 2.17–18 – The Place and Meaning of Hebrews 5.1–10 – The teleiōsis of Christ: Chief Point of Hebrews' Priestly Christology – 'By the Greater and More Perfect Tent' (Hebrews 9.11) – Eternal Spirit and Sacrificial Fire in Hebrews 9.14 – Earthly Sanctuary and Heavenly Sanctuary in the Letter to the Hebrews – Historical Recollection and Theological Creativity in the Letter to the Hebrews

Part Two: Thematic Studies
The Law in the Letter to the Hebrews – The God of the New Covenant in the Letter to the Hebrews – Universal Salvation through Christ and the Validity of the Old Covenant – Christ as Re-creator of Humanity and Restorer of Human Rights, according to the Letter to the Hebrews

Part Three: Exegetical Studies
The οἰκουμένη in the Letter to the Hebrews – Long Journey or Imminent Access? The Biblical Context of Hebrews 3.7–4.11 – Hebrews 6.7–8 and the Rabbinic Mashal – The Faith of Jesus? On Hebrews 12.2: 'Jesus, Author and Perfecter of Faith' – The Literary Question of Hebrews 13.1–6
Authors/Editors

Albert Vanhoye Born 1923; 1963–98 faculty member at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome; 1969–75 Dean of the Biblical Faculty; 1984–90 Rector; since 2006 cardinal.

Nicholas J. Moore Born 1984; 2014 DPhil (Oxon); 2014–17 Assistant Curate, All Saints' Church, Stranton, Hartlepool; since 2017 Tutor, Cranmer Hall, St John's College, Durham.

Richard J. Ounsworth Born 1972; 1996 professed as a Dominican Friar; 2001 ordained priest; 2010 DPhil (Oxon); since 2005 Lecturer and Tutor in Scripture, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Nouvelle Revue Théologique — 142 (2020), p. 135 (Raymond Jahae)
In: Revue de l'histoire et de Philosophie Réligieuses — 99 (2019), pp. 582–583 (Christian Grappe)
In: Religious Studies Review — 46 (2020), p. 99 (Alan C. Mitchell)
In: New Testament Abstracts — 63 (2019), S. 536–537
In: Journal for the Study of the NT — 41.5 (2019), S. 89–90 (Pieter J. Lalleman)
In: Review of Biblical Literature — https://www.bookreviews.org/ (11/2019) (J. Michael McKay)
In: Catholic Biblical Quarterly — 83 (2021), pp. 538–539 (Scott D. Mackie)