Monday, August 10, 2009
Ignatius Catholic Study Bible NT News
According to Amazon.com, the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament is set to be released on May 10, 2010. Now let's hope that they get the entire Bible completed before 2020!
The only Catholic Study Bible based on the Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition, the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament brings together all of the books of the New Testament and the penetrating study tools developed by renowned Bible teachers Dr. Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch.
This volume presents the written Word of God in a highly readable, accurate translation, excellent for personal and group study. Extensive study notes, topical essays and word studies provide fresh and faithful insights informed by time-tested, authentically Catholic interpretations from the Fathers of the Church and other scholars. Commentaries include the best insights of ancient, medieval and modern scholarship, and follow the Church s guidelines for biblical interpretation. Plus, each New Testament book is outlined and introduced with an essay covering questions of authorship, date of composition, intended audience and general themes. The Ignatius Study Bible also includes handy reference materials such as a doctrinal index, a concise concordance, a helpful cross-reference system, and various maps and charts.
''With copious historical and theological notes, incisive commentary and tools for study, the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament is outstanding.
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I probably won't pre-order it because it is a paperback version, I will wait till it is released and see if it comes out in leather or hardback. But I am looking forward to it. I used the Gospel of John (from the single book series) when I took a graduate class on the Gospel of John and found it very helpful.
You previously mentioned the Catholic Faith and Family Bible, but didn't have details (now I can't find the post). I was in a CMD class today and they mentioned it, so if you are interested in more details, here's a link (3rd article down):
Hope that helps!
I was looking at Ignatius Press' website and noticed that they will be offering three editions of this.
Paperback - ISBN 9781586172503 - $21.95 retail
Hardback - ISBN 9781586174842 - $31.95 retail
Leather - ISBN 9781586174859 - $39.95 retail
They have an issue date of June 2010, while Amazon has a release date for the paperback edition of April 1, 2010 and allow a pre-order. Currently, there isn't a pre-order for the hardback and leather editions. Price and release dates are probably subject to change.
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