Matrix Scott Hahn

I particularly enjoy Keanu Reeves with a gun to his head reflected in the shades.  Don’t worry, that’s Innocent Smith holding the gun.  Wouldn’t hurt a flea.

Scott’s done more to make the book of Revelation intelligible than anybody I’ve ever heard.  Every Protestant exegesis I ever encountered read like a Rorschach blot that only reflected the private theories and obsessions of the exegete.  Scott was the first person I ever heard who really situated the book in both the Old and New Testament traditions, as well as in the circumstance of its composition and in the  Tradition of tthe Church.  It’s still, hands down, the most difficult book in Scripture (and an eternal rebuke to the absurd Protestant claim that Scripture is “perspicuous”).  But it is possible to get a sense of the deeply Catholic and Jewish mind of the writer.

By the way, speaking of the alleged perspicacity of Scripture, one of the funniest debates I ever witnessed was over a decade ago as a Protestant polemicist tried to assert the whole One Man and His Bible school of thought.  The idea was that the Magisterium was unnecessary because Scripture was “perspicuous”.  This led to an argument of *hundreds* of entries about what, exactly, “perspicuous” meant.  You need to take pills for that much irony-deficiency.

  • Matthew

    I think you really mean “Protestant eisegesis”.

  • Dillon T. McCameron

    Would you happen to know which his works presents this?

    • Mariana Baca

      If Scott in that paragraph refers to Scott Hahn, you could try :The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth

      • Rebecca Fuentes

        You can get his talk on it from Lighthouse Catholic Media.

    • Glenn

      A more extensive and thorough exegesis of Revelation by Dr. Hahn is “The End.” It’s available at The Catholic Company (http://www.catholiccompany.com/end-study-book-revelation-p8001379/)