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Theology Professor Publishes Book on St. Paul

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Posted: Monday Feb 17, 2014

Feb. 17, 2014

Br. Elliott C. Maloney, O.S.B., professor of theology at Saint Vincent College’s School of Humanities and Fine Arts, has had his book, Saint Paul, Master of the Spiritual Life ‘in Christ’ published by Liturgical Press.

Br. Elliott, who teaches courses on St. Paul in both Saint Vincent College and Saint Vincent Seminary, is professor of New Testament studies and biblical languages at the Seminary.

In Saint Paul, Maloney explores what the great saint says about the spiritual life, the "how to" in the day-to-day activities and concerns of Christians. “How should people live in covenant relationship with God, committed to seeking God's will in every aspect of their lives?” Maloney asks. “Spirituality is a popular topic, but it is regarded as merely one part of life, some higher level of living when compared to ordinary living. Even Catholic scholarship, notable as it is in Pauline exegesis and theology, seems to lack a feel for the overall kind of living that Paul wanted for his communities, not to mention how we might appropriate such wisdom for today. For Paul, all of a believer's life is spiritual life. The alternative is a life ‘according to the flesh,’ a self-centered life without God, a continual spiritual death. “

Based on more than 40 years of teaching and study of the Pauline letters, Maloney's Saint Paul offers a rich vision of Christianity and the spiritual life ‘in Christ.’

He is also the author of Jesus' Urgent Message for Today: The Kingdom of God in Mark's Gospel, which was honored by the Catholic Press Association in 2005.


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