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The Very Rev. Paul F. M. Zahl

The Very Rev. Dr. Paul F. M. Zahl is a retired Episcopal priest who has served as rector of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase, MD, and dean and president of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA.

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The Very Rev. Dr. Paul F. M. Zahl is a retired Episcopal priest. He formerly was rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase, MD, and dean and president of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA.

He studied at Chapel Hill, Harvard, St. John's College (Nottingham), the University of Nottingham, Trinity College (Bristol), Wycliffe Hall (Oxford) and the University of Tubingen, where he received his doctorate in systematic theology in 1994. He has also served as rector of Episcopal churches in Scarborough, NY and Charleston, SC; was Curate of Grace Church in New York City; and was Dean of the Cathedral Church of the Advent (Episcopal) in Birmingham, AL. He and his wife, Mary, are the parents of three sons, John, David and Simeon.

Dr. Zahl has written several books including The First Christian: Universal Truth in the Teachings of Jesus (Eerdmans, August 2003). He is a contributor to Exploring the Worship Spectrum: 6 Views (Zondervan Publishing Company, 2004) and Evangelical Ecclesiology (Baker Academic Press, 2003), and also the author of Five Women of the English Reformation (Eerdmans, July 2001), A Short Systematic Theology (Eerdmans, October 2000), The Collects of Thomas Cranmer with C.F. Barbee (Eerdmans, 1999), The Protestant Face of Anglicanism (Eerdmans, 1997) and Who Will Deliver Us? (Seabury, 1983). Paul and Mary live in Maryland.


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The Very Rev. Paul F. M. Zahl

The Risky Question

Based on several scriptures

December 28, 1997

The Very Rev. Paul F. M. Zahl (TEC)

If we believe that "love came down at Christmas," if we appreciate as inestimably precious the fact that "the Word became flesh and dwelt among us" (St. John 1:14), then we have to ask a crucial question that remains. To what end, to what end did love come down? To what end did God make His unique appearance on the human stage? Why Christmas?

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The Very Rev. Paul F. M. Zahl

Manhattan Transfer

Based on several scriptures

November 23, 1997

The Very Rev. Paul F. M. Zahl (TEC)

The New Testament makes an astonishing claim concerning human guilt and innocence. The claim was a dramatic one in the earliest days of Christianity and it remains a shattering one today. This is the claim that guilt can be transferred from the guilty to the innocent in such a way that the guilty person can take up a new position as being completely innocent. How can such a transfer of guilt be possible? And how is such a transfer of guilt possible for you and me?

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October 26, 1997

That's Understandable

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September 28, 1997

Passion for Penultimates

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